If you want a taste of the old west that is founded in history there is no better place than Prescott Arizona. I may be partial to this town located about an hour and 15 minutes north of Phoenix because I have been escaping the city life to visit it. Prescott actually was suppose to be the capitol of Arizona, but the representative did not make it to the meeting because he lost a card game and woke up with his glass eye stolen. Rumor has it that he was set up. The history of this town does not end there though. It truly was and still is a place for cowboys nestled in the pines and mountains. It is not a place people would associate with such a dry and hot state.
I like to start my day out at the capitol. it is surrounded by lush green grass and a statue on each side honoring the history of the town.
Whiskey Row is iconic. It started off as a block of bars and night life and has evolved into additions of restaurants, ice cream parlors, vintage shops, art galleries, and antiques. It is directly across from the capitol.
I just love this pop culture gallery located in the heart of Whiskey Row!
After walking around, I stumbled upon the best antique store ever!
It is at the end of the street and from the outside, it does not look very impressive.
But once I walked through the doors, I was blown away!
Not only is it an antique store, it is a trading post. A lot of the antiques have been re-purposed and painted.
The last weekend of every month there is an Arts and Craft Fair on the lawns of the capitol. It supports and showcases local artists as well as authentic street food. Before venturing through the craft fair I decided to eat and grab a coffee. The tamales were delicious!
The majority of artists that participate in this fair do not have social media accounts, e-mail addresses or even a business card. I asked one gentleman if I could contact him to make me a piece and he said what he has on hand it all that is available. I then requested a business card and he told me he did not do any of that because this is just fun for him and not a business. I admire and respect that these artists are committed solely to their art, but disappointed I can not include any information on any of the artists in the park. This is just another reason you have got to spend a weekend here!
I am already planning my next visit to this little town!
Until next time ~ Happy Traveling!