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Downtown Historic Area

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Address: Prescott, AZ
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Many of Prescott's buildings that are listed in the National Register of...
Many of Prescott's buildings that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places are located downtown.
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Beautiful Prescott

Just a quick trip for girl's softball so we didn't have much time for sightseeing. Prescott is beautiful and worth another trip, but longer next time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just a quick trip for girl's softball so we didn't have much time for sightseeing. Prescott is beautiful and worth another trip, but longer next time!

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Mesa, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

went at night and enjoyed outside entertainment and drank hot coffee. The weather was beautiful. Next Day went driving around to look at the Historic Houses. and went to our property up white spar road...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Van Gogh's Ear is always a favorite when I visit. The owner is so helpful to tell about the artists. I selected a special I will send to friends for an anniversary gift.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Cottonwood is a much better choice for a historic downtown. The old west saloons here on Whiskey Row are dark and uninviting and the streets are filled with smokers and homeless. The hotel is beautiful inside and there are some nice galleries, but Jerome and Cottonwood are places I have been to over and over as they have better antique... More 

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Phoenix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We like walking around to the shops, plenty of places eat and drink. Residents seem very friendly and proud of their town/area, will talk with the and share the history.

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Prescott's downtown historic area is favorite of mine. The shops are charming, a lot of antique stores, good restaurants and often art and craft shows in the square. Nice escape from the valley heat.

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great shops, lots of local beers to try, friendly helpful people, clean, beautiful, lots to do! Fantastic weather. We were there for Tuesday music on the courthouse lawn. Fun live band performed jazz while couples danced, children played, people visited. Dog friendly. We saw just about every breed. During the concert cookies and bottled water were offered through the entire... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

An absolute must see, the street has many old taverns, a lot of shopping and is across from the county courthouse which has a park, plenty of benches available, shady areas. Hotels available.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It's like walking around in a historic area but with modern day shopping for knick knacks. The Palace is a REALLY cool restaurant/saloon to go along with the Old West experience and the Prescott Trading Company has more authentic souvenirs than the other stores.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Downtown Prescott looks just like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. In the charming center square we enjoyed a free concert one night and an outdoor movie projected from the gazebo another.I must add that this is not a very diverse community. A lot of retired white folks have migrated to this community in their golden years.

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Address: Prescott, AZ
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Prescott

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