Prescott (/ˈprɛskət/ PRES-kət; Yavapai: ʼWi:kwatha Ksikʼita) is a city in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 39,843. The city is the county seat of Yavapai County. In 1864 Prescott was designated as the capital of the Arizona Territory, replacing the temporary capital at Fort Whipple. The Territorial Capital was moved to Tucson in 1867. Prescott again became the Territorial Capital in 1877, until Phoenix became the capital in 1889. The towns of Prescott Valley, 7 miles (11 km) east; Chino Valley, 16 miles (26 km) north; Dewey-Humboldt, 13 miles (21 km) east, and Prescott, together comprise what is locally known as the "Quad-City" area. This also sometimes refers to central Yavapai County in general, which would include the towns of: Mayer, Paulden, Wilhoit, and Williamson Valley. Combined with these smaller communities the area had a population of 103,260 as of 2007. Prescott is the center of the Prescott Metropolitan Area, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as all of Yavapai County. The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe reservation is located adjacent to and partially within the borders of Prescott. Wikipedia
Surrounded by mesmerizing natural beauty on all sides, Prescott calls for absolute submission to the countryside. A very cowboy-ish vibe the city has to it, so just grab a horse and climb some mountain! Well, to be a little more reasonable here is what the Prescott tourism has to offer.
Given the size and nature of this city, it can be very easily explored. The best way to explore Prescott is to stroll around a lot. And its Victorian buildings fringing the very good sidewalks aid this very well. Stop by at one of the cafes dotting the sidewalk grab a bite. A considerate amount of art too can be encountered at attractions such as Van Gogh's Ear Gallery, Newman Gallery and the Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery. Other must-see attractions Prescott include Watson Lake, Downtown Historic Area, Sharlot Hall Museum and the Lynx Lake Recreation Area.
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