The Old West Alive in Prescott, Arizona, U.S.A.

prescott-saloon-doors-blogLooking for a great summer destination out West? Prescott, Arizona’s original territorial capital should be on your bucket list. Visitors should start their tour downtown at the historic Courthouse Square at the corner of Gurley and Montezuma with a must-stop on Whiskey Row at the famed Palace Bar and Restaurant, which opened in 1877. When Whiskey Row and the Palace burned on July 14, 1900, the patrons carried the famous 1880s era Brunswick Bar across the street to the square and kept pouring drinks as the flames burned the notorious saloon to the ground. A tour of the Square should include a stop at Solon Borglum’s Rough Rider Monument, known as the Bucky O’Neill Monument, erected in 1907. Nearby, must stops for history and Western art fans must include the local museums Sharlot Hall, the Phippen and the Smoki. The boutique hotel Hassayampa Inn was built in 1927 as one of the first hotels in the state to serve automobile tourism has been beautifully restored to its 1920s glory. The historic inn is located just one block from the Courthouse Square at the corner of Gurley and Marina, which makes it the perfect place to stay for a Western heritage tour of the mile-high city.

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