Rich with history, fascinating culture, and unique heritage, Prescott is an ideal destination for anyone that enjoys to learn and experience traditions that helped shape the places we know and love today. Prescott Resort and Conference Center is located near several museums that offer incredible glimpses into the core of Prescott’s heritage. Therefore, if you are looking for exciting things to do in Prescott AZ, we suggest visiting these four must-see museums and take a step back in time for an unforgettable historical journey.
Sharlot Hall Museum
Consisting of eleven different exhibit buildings that hold a large portion of history in their walls alone, Sharlot Hall Museum is considered the “Crown Jewel” of Northern Arizona’s historical sites. Housing more than four-thousand artifacts and an array of countless documents and photos that are safely preserved in their archives, anyone that would like to learn about the heritage of this beautiful area can easily spend a day at the Sharlot Hall Museum exploring the depths of our history. Special exhibits, festivals, living history adventures, Fort Whipple Museum, and more create a historical community that anyone can enjoy. There are endless historical things to do in Prescott AZ, but Sharlot Hall Museum is an epicenter for seeing the timeline of Prescott unfold in a fun and educational experience.
The American West has been portrayed by many over the years. Whether it be Hollywood’s versions in various films throughout the decades, the words of authors in a wide variety of literature, or stories handed down to younger generations about infamous figures like Jesse James, there is no doubt that there were a lot of rocks in the road to paving the way to what we see today. The Phippen Museum combines art with heritage and displays some of the most insightful moments of history through the beauty of art. Often holding showcases including art and performances, there are also permanent exhibits for visitors to enjoy. You may even be able to take a piece home with you by participating in one of their annual art show sales.
The Smoki Museum
Located in the heart of the great American West, American Indian art and heritage is all around us. One of the best things to do in Prescott AZ to support the local culture and experience it all first-hand is by visiting the Smoki Museum. Many local tribal members host live performances of their traditional dances and music, sales of traditional art and wares like baskets, and events like the Contemporary Native Arts Festival.
The next time you are looking for a cultural and historical experience, take a trip to Prescott. Stay with us at Prescott Resort and Conference Center and discover all of these incredible things to do in Prescott AZ while learning about the incredible heritage of our home. You don’t need a time machine to experience the fascinating history surrounding our resort, so come and discover it with us!