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Downtown Historic Area

Address: Prescott, AZ
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: Many of Prescott's buildings that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places are...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: Many of Prescott's buildings that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places are located downtown.
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Reno, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Historical information signs keep you in the know. Friendly folks everywhere you go. Independent coffee houses, cafes and bars. Nice western wear, clothing boutiques and souvenirs. No real "junky" places.

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Prescott, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Downtown Prescott is just so very quaint and the type of shops I, personally like. Everyone is so very friendly. You can find everything from beautiful Arizona Artwork to second hand furniture shops. Walked into Second Hand Man and they had an AWESOME, original, Juke box for sale with CD's. I just stood there enjoying the music, and singing as... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Prescott downtown has unique stores and a quirky mix of small town charm with western/cowboy influence. The courthouse area is beautiful to stroll and fun when there are activities on the square. On the downside, the downtown area could use some cleaning up and beautification. Often there are many cigarette butts littering the sidewalks, and other unsavory items. Not... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Do you like to shop antique stores, visit art galleries with excellent work by local artists, are you into tasting microbrews, do you like live music and performing arts, outdoor festivals, great restaurants, historic hotels? The Historic downtown area of Prescott has something for everyone.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Square always has fun stuff to see but Christmas is the best season to visit. The courthouse and square are all decked out!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was very intrigrued by the Superstition Meadery in Whisky Row square. Honey made wine. The shop was in a cellar and all made on site.

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Wildomar, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Loved the stores you could walk the town.good variety in food choices. Snacks to great bars and restaurants.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Prescott does a great job at decorating the down town area at Christmas. We came up from the valley specially to see their lights. They did not disappoint. It's a great area to park, walk and eat. We spent our tourist dollars by spending 3 days and 2 nights in town. There is much to do and see.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Official courthouse lighting ceremony was Dec 5, and what a show! Fabulous way to kick off the Christmas season, and everyone says "Merry Christmas," not some watered down cheerful holiday jibberish.

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Black Canyon City, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

takes us all back in time to the days where you can feel comfortable walking around the center of town. Has so much to offer!

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