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Check out Prescott’s Fourth Friday ArtWalk

If you’ve lived in Prescott for a while, then you’re aware of the plentitude of natural beauty and historical attractions surrounding the area.  Prescott is also home to several artists who draw their inspiration from these features of the area, and on every fourth Friday of the month, they bring their creations out to share… Read more

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Yee-Haw! Visit the World’s Oldest Rodeo

Did you know the world’s oldest rodeo is in Prescott? That’s right! With just a short roadtrip, you can visit this important piece of Americana. This rodeo started on July 4, 1888. This event, then called “cowboy tournament,” was part of the beginning of what we know today as a rodeo. Back then, it was… Read more

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American Indian Art and Culture at the Smoki Museum

An institution in the Prescott Valley since 1935, the Smoki Museum boasts over 7,000 visitors a year and a collection of thousands of items relating to the indigenous cultures of AZ and the Southwest. Celebrating it’s 80th birthday earlier this year, the museum is located east of the Sharlot Hall museum and the building was… Read more

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Did You Know? Prescott has over 800 listings in the National Register of Historic Places

In 1863, the territory of Arizona was split off from the New Mexico territory. In 1864, Prescott was founded and named the Territorial Capital of Arizona. After some debate, the town was named “Prescott” in honor of William Hickling Prescott, the author of The History of the Conquest of Mexico. Although the Capital moved to… Read more

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