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Downtown Historic Area

Prescott, AZ
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
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Owner description: Many of Prescott's buildings that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places are located downtown.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The city square is very picturesque. It is surrounded by a wide variety of shopping and dining options. Thrift store, antiques, new age, chocolate shops, clothing, art...all right there. The Pangea bakery, one block off the square in the Firehouse Mall is hands down the best bakery in the state of AZ. Withing two easy walking blocks of the square... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great opportunities for lots of memorable pictures any time of the year, but Fall is my favorite. This is truly old time Americana.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

So much to see , Museums, Galleries, Art and Craft Shops, Auction House, Whisley Row, with its specialist shops and the Old Palace Saloon. The County Courthouse, Boutique Shops, enjoyable to stroll around and take in all the sites the town has to offer.

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Tucson, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza is the heart of the community not only because of the historic significance and county government, but as a gathering place for celebrations, concerts, movies, and festivals. It is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy being in Prescott, AZ.

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Sun City West, Arizona, United States
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Several antique shops and other shops. Shopper friendly parking. Restricted parking zones of 1 and 2 hours. Need to remember to move your car if shopping longer.

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Prescott, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Picturesque! There are "photo ops" all around at anytime of year, day or night. You can visit downtown Prescott anytime and enjoy a stroll around the historic courthouse square, continue on Whiskey Row; shops, boutiques, restaurants, bars, art.....there's a lot to see. It's a beautiful setting anytime of year, if you can visit at Christmas....decorated with lots of lights. The... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

While most smaller downtown areas in the U.S. have died and the activity has moved out to the suburbs, Prescott is alive and well and thriving. Good stores, great art places, good restaurants, good theater and a community college which brings in wonderful entertainment. Great hotels, good movie theater. Summer brings nightly music at the courthouse square. The flavor of... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from about April through October a group of docents give a 1 1/2 hour lead tour of the downtown area. The tour leaves from the Chamber of Commerce building on Goodwin. I think they cancel the tour when there is an event going on at the plaza. I have found that there are numerous 'brass' plaques... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This very walkable historic downtown area revolves around the Courthouse Square and Whiskey Row where something is always happening. Great old bars with honky tonk piano players, saloon girls, renegade cowboys and lots of tourists. Fine art shows, various arts and craft dealers, and other cultural events including concerts, dances, beer and wine tasting, the Prescott Pops summer concerts and... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was fortunate to take the time to visit the Town Square of Prescott, Arizona. A very pleasant historic square with a nice mix of antique stores, craft shops and places to sit and relax.

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