Yavapai County Courthouse Square

Yavapai County Courthouse Square, Prescott

Yavapai County Courthouse Square

Yavapai County Courthouse Square
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Thomas S
Memphis, TN1,253 contributions
Visiting Prescott to kill a little time we decided to check out the courthouse and surrounding square. A beautiful old structure built in 1916, it still retains the old-time mystic of days gone by. On the first floor is a small museum with a timeline of the county, the courthouses and surrounding square. A view into the past of Yavapai County, Arizona.
The square contains several sculptures. One depicts the old west heritage of the state 'The Resting Cowboy', another is dedicated to the 'Rough Riders' of the Spanish War, and a third dedicated to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The fountain is under renovation and the bandstand is still on site. There is a security check and masks are required.
Written January 7, 2022
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Maggie S
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I enjoy a once a week visit minimum. We residents of the Prescott area love our downtown with its tree filled courthouse square. At Christmas, it is aglow with lights and festivities. In summers, enjoy art fairs, Cinco de Mayo, 4th of July Rodeo Parade, the bandstand. Relax on a bench and people watch after breakfast, lunch, shopping, or dinner. It's all there surrounding the square. Allow plenty of time to explore. Parking is 2 hours around the square, but a parking garage is accessible on the street behind Whiskey Row, then you may walk through the decorated alley into rear entrances of one of many shops. If you enjoy historic buildings, buy some commerative stamps at the old Post Office with its terrazzo floors, painted ceiling and brass mail boxes. Each business is unique in some way, so take time to enter and explore.
Written February 12, 2020
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Rhea A
Prescott Valley, AZ60 contributions
The Yavapai County Courthouse Square in Prescott is a beautiful structure set in a lovely park environment. Trees and grass are everywhere. This provides a great place for rest or a nice walk around the square. At Christmas, the square is brilliant with lights and decorations. There are public bathrooms on the basement side that faces Montezuma St. In addition, flags adorn the walkway to the courthouse steps, and there are many interesting statues to view.
Written January 23, 2020
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
Very Nice But Lots of Construction in October

I had never visited the Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott, though I had been to that town some years before. In October, we were in town for my wife’s business meetings, so I had several days to explore, and after breakfast downtown, I headed immediately to the Yavapai County Courthouse.

Initially, Prescott was the Territorial Capital of Arizona, in 1864, but that was moved to Phoenix. Still, Prescott is the County Seat of Yavapai County, and this lovely building, and surrounding plaza are basically the center of Prescott.

Unfortunately, on this October visit, there was a lot of construction around the Courthouse, from remodeling the fountain in the plaza, to work on the bandstand, to areas closed off, for the installation of Holiday lights - not the ideal time to visit.

Still, the building is lovely. It replaced the original Yavapai Courthouse in 1916, and exemplifies a Federalist Architecture. It would fit right in, were it in Washington, DC.

The grounds, and the plaza are lovely, and tree-shrouded, and even with the construction barricades and tape, there was much to see, and to appreciate.

I spent a good two hours, just at the Courthouse and adjacent plaza, and would have devoted even more, were it not for the construction. A must-see, as is the entirety of the Downtown Historic Area.
Written November 1, 2020
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Hot-Tati
Gilbert, AZ780 contributions
when in prescott this is a must. The courthouse is beautifully built. There is a time line infront of the steps near the statue that lays out the history from 1400s to the present. really neat. Great for some time walking the dog, or just sitting and reading a book. Its in the middle of the historical shops and bars and well worth the stop.
Written March 20, 2021
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Brenda
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Stayed in Prescott, AZ for the first time this vacation. It exceeded our expectations. The people there are truly friendly. The Courthouse Square was beautiful and we took some time to explore it and hang out a little while. Even enjoyed some music entertainment there! Public bathrooms are easily accessible and clean. Perfect location right across from Whiskey Row and all the little shops and restaurants. The three of us (ladies in our early 60's) simply fell in love with Prescott. Thank you, Prescott Community, for helping make our vacation so wonderful.
Written June 20, 2022
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BeachBums
Vero Beach, FL5 contributions
We had a arts & crafts booth on the square until COVID forced us out of business. Their events were well organized ... if not a bit irritating because of the court house judges.Grass was well kept and rules enforced so vendors didn't harm the grounds.
Interesting groups of vast difference were present on spring, summer and fall weekends.
Written March 30, 2021
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rhitman32
Prescott, AZ174 contributions
Any time of the year one will find folks walking around the square. Nice place to walk and watch the action around you. There are always a few dogs. Other than during the winter there are multiple events ON the square, and sometimes they attract large crowds. It was a good spot for a nice, relaxing walk today.
Written February 8, 2020
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ManitouExpert
Manitou Springs, CO318 contributions
You might think that you are at a dog park because there are always many people walking their dogs here. It is a pleasant park that is attractive and well maintained. Public restrooms are on the west side near the Courthouse steps.
Written February 9, 2020
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sharas75
Missouri111 contributions
Reading about the courthouse prior to our visit I thought, "Big deal - a courthouse." But these folks are justifiably proud of their impressive granite courthouse and the lovely yard that surrounds it. I can't begin to imagine what it looks like when they light it up for Christmas!!
Written January 22, 2020
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