Explore N. Arizona

Prescott

It’s been a long time since Prescott was the capital of Arizona Territory (100+ years), yet a nostalgic air prevails. More than 500 buildings in this city are on the National Register of Historic Places, and the sidewalk outside Yavapai County Courthouse, downtown’s grand centerpiece, is inscribed with a Prescott-centric timeline of Arizona history. Further perusings of the past can be undertaken in the circa-1864 buildings of Sharlot Hall Museum or beyond the swinging doors of Whiskey Row’s infamous saloons. Also in the area: an enclave of prettily preserved Victorian houses, challenging rock-climbing at Granite Dells, and a chance to win big at the casinos.