Back in 1864, the mile high city of Prescott became the first capital of the Arizona Territory. In those days, the town was anchored by the infamous “Whiskey Row” with shady ladies and wild west iconic guests like Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
Today, Whiskey Row maintains its historic charm but is quite a bit more sedate. It’s characteristic of a main street block lined with lively libation serving establishments, trendy restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques. And the shady ladies? Well, they only come out for re-enactment weekends and picture taking sessions with visitors.
Adding to the cultural experience are over 800 buildings on the National Register of Historic Buildings including the recently restored 500-seat Elks Opera House, which is back to hosting live performances
But what’s really catching the attention of visitors these days is Prescott’s outdoor recreation menu. With five scenic lakes and a network of more than 450 miles of groomed hiking, biking and horseback riding trails winding through the city and into the adjacent Prescott National Forest, the press has tabbed Prescott as a "Top Outdoor Adventure Town."