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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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Small town atmosphere

We like the downtown being on a square with the courthouse in the middle. The lawn is a park in its self. Nice and green with people relaxing and enjoying themselves.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We like the downtown being on a square with the courthouse in the middle. The lawn is a park in its self. Nice and green with people relaxing and enjoying themselves.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful things to do at the plaza, downtown Prescott: Sit beneath the many beautiful shade trees, walk your dog, watch other people's dogs (which often includes a visit with the owner), stroll through the "boutique" booths during many of the summer weekends, and listen to musical entertainment - jazz, bluegrass, and more. That's not to mention the shops, restaurants, and... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Antique stores and saloons are a must visit. Restaurants are great, there's always something going on in Courthouse Square, and shops offer a lot to view and purchase.

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Tucson, Arizona
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Well, don't be put off by the title. We just happened upon it and loved it. The music was more focused than we usually like but it was very pleasant and free. We just sat on the benches surrounding the square and listened for about one hour. This is the third time we visited Prescott's Square and each time there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Love this area of Prescott. In warm months May-October there is always something going on in the courthouse square. It's great to walk around downtown in the evenings. The Elks Theater has some good music with cover bands and groups, some of the bars and saloons have music and dance floors. Memorial weekend has a really wonderful western art show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great place to bring family and friends to learn when Prescott was the Capital of Arizona during the Old West / Mining Days. There are so many Historical sites to see including the Square - during the summer there are so many activities not only on the weekends but during the week -- Movie Night - Prescott... More 

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Acton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was only here for a few hours, but enjoyed the park surrounding the courthouse. And there are quite a few antique stores in the area. It seems that every building there was on some historic register.

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Seymour, Tennessee
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Authentic, modern day Mayberry with a square block of beautiful grass and shade trees around the current Prescott courthouse. There was a marathon the morning of our pass-through visit and there were runners, bystanders, and people everywhere. Everyone was stopping to talk and gather under the trees, and just enjoy a Saturday morning with their friends. Great town square.

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went during the Whisky Mt bike race..fun times, high energy! l Lots of galleries. Have to stop at The Palace for lunch or dinner!

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Hercules, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Quaint old town with traditional courthouse square. Great weather at 5000' altitude. Hard to find a meal after 9 pm.

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