The Prescott Area
In addition to the Sharlott Hall Museum, we are also proud of the Phippen Museum (art of the American west), the Smoki Museum (American Indian art and culture), Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary (rescue) and Highland Center for Natural History (in Prescott National Forest).
With 1600 acres of parks and 450 miles of trails in Prescott National Forest, Prescott offers year round, hiking, biking, birdwatching, and boating and fishing at six lakes. Golfing enthusiasts can choose from Stoneridge, Antelope Hills and Prescott Country Club which boast some of Arizona's most beautiful, affordable, state-of-the-art year round public golf courses.
The old (and still active) courthouse is the heart and soul of Prescott. The park-like setting that surrounds it is flanked by galleries, unique boutiques, shops, restaurants and historic "Whiskey Row." Our downtown weekend festivals run from May through December, but to experience the true joy of living in Prescott, come midweek during the summer to enjoy the nightly concerts and dances on the Courthouse Plaza lawn.
Prescott has many wonderful casual dining restaurants and most do not take reservations; however, at most of the fine dining (special experience) establishments it may be better to have a reservation before you arrive. I can help you with reservations and make recommendations according to what type of food you are in the mood for. My favorite restaurants where reservations are recommended are: Prescott Station, Murphy's, El Gato Azul (Spanish & Mediterranean), Peacock Dining Room (at the Hassayampa Inn), and Esoji (Japanese).