1225 E. Gurley Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: (928) 445-7057
Fax: (928) 778-5833
At the center of the charming town of Prescott is the Prescott Courthouse Plaza. Home to an array of chic boutiques, gourmet restaurants, colorful art galleries and, in the summer months, outdoor concerts, this historic area is the destination for fun in the Sedona region.
A town rich in history and culture, Prescott was founded as the Territorial Capital of Arizona in 1864. After losing this status to Tucson in 1867, and then regaining it in 1877, it was Phoenix that finally nabbed the privilege of being the State capital. Named after the historian, William H Prescott, this town is home to several architecturally significant buildings, especially the ones on Whiskey Row, with 809 of these structures being on the National Register of Historic Places. Prescott also has a rich cultural scene and is the venue for events like the Frontier Days, the Bluegrass Festival, the Acker Music Festival, and the Cowboy Poets Gathering. See the website to know more about the town.
At Prescott Brewing Company, they take pride in providing guests with the freshest quality beer available anywhere. All of the beers are handcrafted, using only the finest Wisconsin malted barley, Pacific-Northwestern hops, the purest yeast strains, and water in creation of these fine brews.
The collection of the Sharlot Hall Museum are spread across nine buildings and four gardens and a tour to these would take you through various themed exhibits related to the region's history and culture. Among these, the Native American baskets collection is recommended because of display of colorful items. Fun events and other festivities are a regular feature at the museum.
Well known as the Prescott Animal Park Association, the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is a beautiful surrounding for the animals and is a non profit organization. This beautiful vast natural land which is the animal sanctuary is a home of conservation and protection for native as well as exotic animals. Along with a great place to visit and watch the animals it is also a great center of education where one cn learn many things about wildlife and nature. Each section of animals here have a story and a lesson to teach. Tours are available here too.
Nestled in the Prescott National Forest, Groom Creek Schoolhouse is a historic school made from native stone. It is now used as a group picnic site and features two rooms and many foldable tables and chairs. The nearby Schoolhouse Picnic Site has ten picnic tables, an amphitheater and restrooms. You can also access the Groom Creek Nature Trail winding through the pine forest from here. This cabin is also available for weddings and reunions.
The Prescott National Forest occupies a 1,250,000 acre (505,857 hectare) area in the state of Arizona and is divided into eight ranger districts. The area was designated a national forest in 1908 and is a host to a number of recreation activities like water sports, winter sports, biking and hiking among others. The forest also has a number of campsites, campgrounds and picnic areas.