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Downtown Historic Area

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Address: Prescott, AZ
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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Historic Mountain Town

Beautiful downtown... the Courthouse had nice, clean (and heated) bathrooms that were open in the evening, which was a huge plus for a preggo lady who needed to frequent a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Encinitas, CA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful downtown... the Courthouse had nice, clean (and heated) bathrooms that were open in the evening, which was a huge plus for a preggo lady who needed to frequent a bathroom every 5 minutes.Shops were nice, but I felt like there wasn't a whole lot to see. I suppose if we went to the Sharlot Hall Museus, we may have... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

People who come here for the first time fall in love with downtown Prescott. It is iconic and unusual. A preserved hometown build around the iconic courthouse on the square; and very few chain operations. Mostly you have home town owned and operated businesses; very unusual in America now. Many people move here just because of the sense of community... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The shops around historic downtown Prescott are predominantly owned and operated by individual proprietors, many of whom work at the shops and live in town. No big box retail giants here, but lots of personality and great service. Stop and read the historical markers, and be sure to stop at the Chamber of Commerce visitors center on the south side... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

What an unusual, old-west-place to visit. And we live in Prescott! Montezuma Rd (AKA Whiskey Row), is full of tourist delights. If you are into the bar scene, Whiskey Row rocks until the wee hours any day of the week. Since we are more sedate, we prowl through the daylight hours with our visitors in tow, shopping in the vast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Courthouse square is a great place to visit; there is soemthing going on almost every weekend, and more shops and restaurants you could visit in a week. Take the time to wander all the way around the square, checking out the statues and historic plaques. The bars on Whiskey Row were supposedly frequented by Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp. It's... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Mostly a do it yourself type of tour. Lots of plaques and signs giving historical information about the Prescott area and Arizona. If you're into the history of the old west you'll enjoy courthouse square and some of the other museums in the area. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, which ones will depend on the time of the year that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So charming, lots of fun in summer with constant weekend festivals & weeknight festivities. Tons of restaurants, bars for all. So fun.

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Coventry, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Walking downtown Prescott brings many things to mind. The courthouse square, which is like the town green, is green with grass and large trees. Surrounding it are many restaurants and shops, old world style. Prescott is noted to having many events downtown throughout the year. We attended an arts and crafts show which had some incredible artwork. Wish we could... More 

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chicago IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Restaurants, bars and wonderful shopping. Palace Saloon is cool, the Shoe Box has great bags and shoe brands.

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We come to Prescott twice a year and always have a good time at the square. The summer outdoor concerts are fabulous. Can always find good food and good shopping here. Just walking around is a nice escape from the normal routine. A lot of variety so there's something for everyone. And people are so nice here. Been coming for... More 

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