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Top Choice Museum in Prescott

Sharlot Hall Museum

Prescott's chief museum highlights the town's period as territorial capital (1863–67). The museum is named for its 1928 founder, pioneer woman Sharlot Hall (1870–1943). A small exhibit in the lobby commemorates her …
Top Choice American in Prescott

Iron Springs Cafe

Cajun and Southwestern specialties mingle delightfully inside this former train station – from the N'awlins muffuletta with sliced ham, salami and mortadella to the crab cakes and thick, spicy sausage and okra gumbo…
Top Choice Cafe in Prescott

Raven Café

This laid-back cafe-bar, Prescott's closest thing to a bohemian hot spot, changes its stripes from daytime coffee hangout to after-dark pub with live music and an overwhelming choice of 46 beers on tap. The mostly o…
Top Choice Rodeo in Prescott

World's Oldest Rodeo

While Payson to the east holds the title for having the world's longest continuously run rodeo, most acknowledge Prescott's event was the first professional rodeo. Busting broncos since 1888, it also involves a para…
Bar in Prescott

Palace Saloon

Push open the swinging doors and time-warp to 19th-century Whiskey Row days, back when the Earp brothers would knock 'em back with Doc Holliday at the huge Brunswick Bar. A scene from the 1972 Steve McQueen movie Ju…
Cafe in Prescott

The Local

Southwestern fare is the focus at this easy-to-miss daytime cafe in a nondescript side street. Their fantastic breakfasts are served all day – try the tamales with pico de gallo, eggs and avocado, and rest assured t…
Bar in Prescott

Matt's Saloon

This dark beer barn occupies a 1901 store that became a Prohibition speakeasy in the 1920s, a legitimate saloon in 1934, and the honky-tonk palace it is today in the early '60s. Buck Owens and Waylon Jennings used t…
Area in Prescott

Historic Downtown

Montezuma St west of Courthouse Plaza was once the infamous Whiskey Row, where 40 drinking establishments supplied suds to rough-hewn cowboys, miners and wastrels. In 1900 a devastating fire destroyed 25 saloons, fi…
Museum in Prescott

Smoki Museum

This pueblo-style museum displays Southwestern Indian objects – baskets, pottery, kachina dolls – dating from prehistoric times to the present. The museum works with area tribes to instill understanding and respect …
Museum in Prescott

Phippen Museum

The Phippen, located 7 miles north of Prescott en route to Jerome, is named after cowboy artist George Phippen. The museum hosts changing exhibits of celebrated Western artists, along with a permanent collection of …