Introduction to Prescott, Arizona
Governor John Noble Goodwin toured the territory and selected the original site of Prescott. The community was named Prescott in honor of American historian William Hickling Prescott on May 30, 1864. Gold was discovered in this region in the late 1830s. Several fires destroyed a major part of the downtown area, after which it was rebuilt with brick. In 2006, the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed Prescott as one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations in the country.
Prescott and nearby Attractions
- Phippen Museum of Western Art
- Antelope Hills Golf Course
- Sharlot Hall Museum
- Goldwater Lake
- Prescott Zoo
- Prescott National Forest
Things To Do In Prescott
The Sharlot Hall Museum, Smoki Museum, the Phippen Museum of Western Art and the Roughrider Memorial Monument are all nearby historical and educational sites. The Watson Lake, Goldwater Lake, Aspen Creek and Bottleneck Wash are some of the beautiful water bodies in the city. The Antelope Hills Golf Course provides excellent facilities for enjoying a game of golf. One can also plan a day trip to the Prescott National Forest, Prescott Zoo or any of the parks in the city. In addition, Prescott hosts several annual festivals like the Prescott Book Festival, the Shakespeare Festival, Faire on the Square, the Folk Music Festival, the Native American Arts Festival and the Old West Oktoberfest.
Ernest A. Love Field Airport is close by.
Prescott Higher Education
Residents of the city can enroll at Yavapai College, Prescott College or the College of Beauty Arts and Science.