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Prescott is located in Yavapai County
and it is the county seat. It lies north of Phoenix
along Highway 89 near the Prescott National Forest
Named after historian William Hickling Prescott, the town was established in 1864, just after a major regional gold discovery. Prescott served as the Arizona territorial capital from 1864 to 1867, as well as 1877 to 1889, when Phoenix got the nod.
Today, Prescott is a mining, ranching and resort town with some manufacturers. The city's southwestern climate is moderated due to its mile-high elevation.
Attractions include the Smoki Museum, featuring the lifeways of northern Arizona's original inhabitants; its counterpart, the Phippen Museum with exhibits about the area's pioneers and settlers; and the annual Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo, held first in 1888. Prescott is home to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Prescott National Forest headquarters. There are more than 15 Prescott area parks.
Arizona Counties Yavapai County |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Lynx Creek Farm B and B | Pleasant Street Inn Bed & Breakfast |
Education Prescott College | Prescott College, Rim Institute | United Christian Youth Camp |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Papa's Italian Restaurant | Samurai Sam's Restaurant |
Golf Forest Villas Hotel - Prescott | Prescott Inn & Suites | Yavapai Regional Medical Center |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Colony Inn | Cottages at Prescott Country Inn |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Biking Realty | Keller Williams High Desert Realty |
Transportation Ernest A. Love Field Airport |
Wildlife Viewing Adventure Outfitters |
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04/09 Coming to The area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.
St. George Feast of the Middle East Phoenix AZ October4-6 Enjoy Kibbee,(Ground Meat and Burghul Mixture)that is virtually the national dish of any Middle Eastern country, very lean beef or lamb are finely ground and mixed with cracked wheat and spices, then baked in olive oil. Also Shish Kabobs and Chicken Shawarma. Watch the St George Dancers.
Arizona Exposition & State Fair Phoenix AZ October11-November3 The Arizona Expo and State Fair is held every year. Events include the All-Indian Rodeo, motorized events, animal displays and competition, cooking contests, youth activities, and competitive entries. There is also an annual concert schedule that is announced prior to the fair. Exhibition buildings and grounds include the Agriculture Center, Arizona Plaza Building, Avenue of Flags, Cattle Barns, Exhibit Building, Grandstand-Arena, Hacienda Home Arts Center, Wesley Bolin Building, and the Party Gras.