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Downtown Historic Area

Prescott, AZ
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Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Many of Prescott's buildings that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places are located downtown.
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Prescott, Arizona
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If coming to the Prescott area, it is a must to see the town square (courthouse plaza). Very quaint with many historic buildings including Whiskey Row with several old cowboy bars include The Palace which is where the Earps and Doc Holiday frequented.

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Small old town atmosphere - town square with large bronze historical statues, surrounding streets of shopping - clothing, jewelry, art galleries, restaurants etc. Many summer events on the square along with holiday specials. You have to be here for Christmas, Acker Day and the Rodeo in summer..

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

You can wander around the historic district of Prescott for hours. We sat in the park by the old court house for an hour patting the puppy dogs, wandered up whiskey Row, visited Matts Salon etc. We had lunch at "The Palace" great place set up like a old western salon, great museum inside, pictures on the walls, characters at... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Whiskey Row is the most famous part of downtown, dating from about 1900, with a number of historic watering holes still in existence, set amidst a number of trendy boutiques, jewelry and antique stores and unique dining establishments. Though a tourist mecca and a madhouse on holidays, it is a nice pleasant district where you can roam for hours browsing... More

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We found the Whiskey Row area to be interesting and entertaining. Friday and Saturday nights there was live music at the courthouse plaza. Dog friendly place with lots of pooches walking around with their owners. We visited during the day and at night. We felt safe and enjoyed seeing both sides of activities and people enjoying them.

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Top Contributor
488 reviews 488 reviews
93 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There are lots of great reasons to come to Prescott! There downtown is fantastic! Tons of really decent art shops, the bars and restaurants are a mix of ok and pretty good. There are always events going on, on the grassy central square of the downtown as well. Prescott is a fantastic little town. And don't think this is just... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It's a vibrant part of Prescott, not just a tourist trap. We enjoyed the area when I went to school in Prescott and it was fun on a return visit. I'd be in the downtown area a bunch if I ever move there.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Prescotts historic area will keep you busy all day. There are so many unique shops to check out from antique stores to pet stores. If your get tired, just relax and the courthouse park or one of the local resturants.

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Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
47 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Come check out downtown historic Prescott. There is so much to do and some great places to dine as well. Every time we've visited there seems to be an art event or fair around the courthouse. All sorts of vendors selling local & handmade products. It's a fun place to eat & shop. It's a lovely place to walk around... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Open mike night at the courthouse had all walks of life on stage singing and playing. It was wonderful

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