Pioneer and railroad history in this small southwestern town.
Family-Friendly Prescott, Arizona
Credit: David Veatch

Where the Arizona desert fades into lush, forested hillsides; a charming small-town lifestyle thrives.


This well-worn, much-loved steak-and-seafood joint housed in a vintage 1890 building, serves up classics like oysters Rockefeller, prime rib, back ribs and fried catfish.

Sharlot Hall Museum

The museum is dedicated to Central Arizona pioneer history and Native American artifacts.

Kendall's Famous Burgers & Ice Cream

A nostalgic ’50s-style joint serving coke floats from an old-fashioned soda fountain.

Hassayampa Inn

The historic brick-clad property in the center of town has small but elegant rooms furnished with carved-wood antiques, and a lovely fire-lit, beam-ceilinged lounge.

Verde Canyon Railroad

Board the 20-mile round-trip Verde Canyon Railroad, one of the most scenic train rides in the West.