My friend and I went to Down town Prescott and explored whisky row and other historic sites of the down town area.
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“Prescott lodging is all about location, amenities, preference and experience. If you’re looking for a great mix of retro style and proximity to downtown events, you’ll want to pick a downtown hotel or bed and breakfast. Visitors seeking accommodations offering great value and modern amenities will want to check out some of the familiar hotel and lodging brands dotted along Highway 69 between Prescott and Prescott Valley.
“If you’re looking for an outdoor experience, consider a cabin, vacation home rental or camping at one of the dozen campsites anywhere from 5-20 miles from downtown Prescott. Prescott offers all kinds of lodging with unique attributes that make them special. You’ll find hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, cabins and even RV parks and campgrounds just right for you. Each Prescott visitor can have their unique combination of lodging amenities and atmosphere in a great location for experiencing everything that’s great about Prescott.”
Whiskey Row is full of some of Prescott’s oldest history. This street is named Whiskey Row because of the large number of saloons in one place. Whiskey Row developed after a fire in July of 1900 destroyed the entire block. When reconstructed, there was an inordinate amount of bars rebuilt in the area. At one point the block hosted a total of 40 saloons.
This high number of saloons was primarily due to the gold rush culture that drew all kinds of settlers, cowboys, prospectors, bawdy girls, gamblers, and even outlaws to the town. Mining towns were no stranger to shoot outs and enjoying the bar atmosphere after a long day of looking for gold, and Prescott is not any different. Present day Prescott celebrates the history of Whiskey Row with an annual shoot out events on this very block! Nowadays, Whiskey Row is known for it’s art galleries, candy shops, and of course its famous saloons. One stroll around this particular block would show you how full of life and history this town actually is!