Prescott Attractions

Top Things to Do in Prescott

Things to Do in Prescott

Top Attractions in Prescott


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What travellers are saying

  • Sarah P
    Brookline, MA41 contributions
    Kayaking around Watson Lake was awesome,and made coming to Prescott worthwhile. Prescott Outdoors was great. Initially the lake looks pretty sleepy, but around the bend its just great!
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • Sue S
    Phoenix, AZ272 contributions
    We walked and shopped around the square. There was a Blue Grass Festival on the lawn of the court house. We went for drinks at Matt's where there was a band and a fund raiser for the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Center
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Laura W
    Las Vegas, NV2 contributions
    Beautiful scenery and great hike around the lake. Go during the week when there are less people if you can.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Ruth M
    Phoenix, AZ366 contributions
    Stopped in with my daughter. Friendly welcome. Beautiful gardens, well presented history with lots of information. Very interesting.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • BargainTraveler2432
    Ohio City, OH184 contributions
    Set up an animal encounter as a Christmas gift for my 6 year old. Molly was easy to work with and obviously cares for each of the animals. Our whole family loved the visit. Steven the skunk was adorable! We spent about 2 hours walking around. It wasn’t busy on a week day and we loved seeing all the rescued animals. We finished our visit with the afternoon bear feeding. Excellent!
    Will definitely return if we come back to the area.
    Written 17 January 2022
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  • Susan L
    Denver, CO358 contributions
    Good for walking around, looking at the variety of shops! Also great historical value here! Lots of people and dogs milling around. Frisbee, picnics, and sunbathing in the grassy area.
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • Bkbak
    Tempe, AZ1,353 contributions
    We came to see this lake for the fun of it. It was snowing and hailing of which we enjoyed. This is quite a nice set up with lots of play areas for children. It's a smaller reservoir.
    Written 8 March 2022
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  • Kelly K
    Fishers, IN79 contributions
    Fantastic hike with great views all the way up and down. Left hand side of trail is paved to the top but is steeper than the non paved path to the right. Side trail near the top is worth it for the fantastic view of Prescott and the surrounding area.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • Bob & Barb
    Prescott, AZ30 contributions
    Excellent parade! The parade route goes around the courthouse so plenty of good seating. We lucked out and sat under a tree on Montezuma street. The Rodeo was great as well.
    Written 12 July 2022
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  • Scuffy13
    Glendale, AZ781 contributions
    Walked a short distance from trail head and want to go back and rent bikes. Wonderful trail with gorgeous views and friendly folk.
    Written 23 November 2021
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  • Luv2TravelFarNWide
    Phoenix, AZ1,197 contributions
    We got lucky and hiked the Thumb Butte area the day before they closed Prescott & Coconino National Forests due to fire danger. They were evicting campers & hikers, and cancelling future camping reservations. Be sure to check before you go.

    However, after a long morning hike we could see why -- the ground is cracked and dry, the forest is brown. Prescott desperately needs rain.

    Once it reopens, its worth a visit if you like to hike. Lots of trails and unless you insist on doing one of the super popular ones, you won't see many people.

    NOTE: There is a $5 day pass fee collected in the parking lots. Be prepared with correct change and a pencil to write with; you must leave your receipt on your dashboard.
    Written 2 July 2021
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  • Betty M
    Oro Valley, AZ459 contributions
    PROS: This is a well down square that feels like a park. There are benches, shade trees, grass to sit on, sidewalks and it is visible from four sides of the shopping areas. Events are hosted here often. Every town should have this feature!
    CONS: an ice cream vendor cart would add just that extra touch.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • BuckeyeBullet
    Sun City, AZ10 contributions
    The variety of trails make this the best hike in Prescott. The parking fee is a reasonable $3.00. Take plenty of water.
    Written 30 October 2020
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  • jacobsen2011
    87 contributions
    The Phippen museum has been around for a long time and always showcases quality artwork. A great place to visit and near to local hiking trails.
    Written 9 March 2022
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  • The_Loup_Garou
    Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
    History & Culture of the Indigenous People of Arizona

    The Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture, now The Museum of Indigenous People, in Prescott is well-worth the time to first find it (it’s hidden by a school yard, down a narrow little street), then spend time there. In October, I got my chance to spend a few hours there, and it was worth the time.

    We were in Prescott for some business meetings for my wife, and I had several days to explore. I started my morning at the Smoki Museum.

    The architecture is excellent, in an understated way. It is Yavapai/Hopi “pueblo,” and was built in 1935, as part of the CWA program.

    Besides the artifacts and artwork, it has an ongoing program of presentations, classes and educational series, so it offers many different experiences, depending on the date of visit.

    On this October morning, there were not additional programs offered, but still very much to see.

    I spent about two hours there, but depending on what is being offered, one could well spend much more time. If one has even a passing interest in Native American Culture, the Museum of Indigenous People is a must-see.
    Written 1 November 2020
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