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Address: Prescott, AZ
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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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Christmas lights

Went to the historic area for their annual Christmas lights lighting event. The event is very popular. I would estimate there were 5000 people attending. There was entertainment... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the historic area for their annual Christmas lights lighting event. The event is very popular. I would estimate there were 5000 people attending. There was entertainment and then the reading of the Christmas story followed by the lighting of the courthouse and surrounding trees. Very well done and very pretty. Was worth the visit despite it being a... More 

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Placerville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The architecture of the courthouse and the buildings on the surrounding streets are really interesting. Go inside the lovely little shops and the old reconstructed saloons. The shops have some very unique, authentic local items. Much better than typical imported cheap junk.

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Madison
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The businesses around the courthouse square are bustling and fun to shop. There are restaurants and bars and it's just a great place to stroll with tall trees and plenty of comfortable benches.

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La Crescenta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is hard not to fall in love with this historic gem. Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp passed through here and if you close your eyes you can sense them here. Great shops and friendly store owners. Parking can be hard on weekends, but try side streets. The courthouse is amazing when it is lit up for Christmas.

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check out the sculpture of Bucky in front of the Court House. It is considered one of the best sculptures of western art in the WORLD. Done by the same sculptor who did Mt Rushmore.

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Nagoya, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great area to go for a walk around the town, many restaurants and shops, they have a very good information center for tourists, and small town feeling where everybody is very friendly.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the PERFECT old Courthouse and town square! Don't miss 'Whiskey Row' and stop in at 'the Palace Bar' for a trip back in time! The Frontier Days Rodeo is OUTSTANDING! over the 4th of July!

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place is awesome, regular community activities, great places to eat, good shoping opportunities with interesting art galleries. Whiskey Row excellent example of the community capturing the historic significant of the town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Galleries, pubs, restaurants, antiques, art show, music events...it's all here in downtown Prescott. We even went out after a brief fall rain and it was wet yet still delightful.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great city hall building in the center of town. They have a timeline of the city in the cement witch was interesting. Cute shops and whiskey row of saloons. Nice place to visit and people watch.

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