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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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Great western town

The downtown area encompasses shops, museums and restaurants and is well worth a stroll. The courtyard grounds are amazing. If you have some time, sit down under the trees and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The downtown area encompasses shops, museums and restaurants and is well worth a stroll. The courtyard grounds are amazing. If you have some time, sit down under the trees and enjoy the beauty!

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Carol & I met in Prescott, Az the weekend of August 14-17, 2015 to escape the heat wave (111+/-) in Tucson, Az. GREAT TIMING! The Historic Downtown Area is a relaxing and attractive place to visit. It offers something for all visitors with the rich history, museums, shopping, restaurants & saloons and the Yavapai County Courthouse. An evening walk around... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

All kinds of people were out in the square area - families, couples, single people, young, old. There was a free outdoor concert on the courthouse lawn and the whole area was buzzing with activity. The bars of Whiskey Row were pretty empty the night we were there, as almost everyone was outside. Got a great deal on some Native... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The downtown square around the courthouse and the several block historical area is perfect for walking . . . with or without a pet. This town is really pet friendly. Great walking by some of the older homes and reading the numerous markers. Something always going on in the courthouse square. I was really impressed with Prescott.

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you are visiting Prescott, be sure to visit the Downtown Historic area. There's a beautiful green Town Square to stroll in or have a picnic, and the town square is bordered by lots and lots of shops and restaurants. My personal favorite is Papa's Italian Restaurant, but there are other good ones too, like Bill's pizzeria and the Pagosa... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This area is rich in history and such a cool place to grab a cup of coffee or bring a picnic and just hang out. The square is really amazing and often hosts many events and art shows. The lights decorating the square during the holidays are a must see!

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There is no better place in Arizona to step back in town than a visit to Historic Downtown Prescott. Known as "America's Hometown" this quaint setting holds a lot in a small place. On one side is the infamous "Whiskey Row" with a street of Saloons that date back to the early mining days of Prescott when the city was... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Courthouse Square is beautiful....we enjoy the shops and saloons in the area....During the summer, there is almost always something going on in the area such as arts and crafts fairs, music.....

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Henderson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We always stop at the Square and stretch our legs. There are lots of different types of shops and restaurants around there. Enough to satisfy everyone in the group. This time we went back after dinner and they were having a concert on the north end of the square. Really a nice place to visit.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Art festivals, concerts, movies, karaoke and more happening all summer long! We love Prescott so much we moved here! It's also a great pet friendly area and full of history!

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