by John Heiney, Community Outreach Manager, City of Prescott
If you’re ready to learn about the rich history of Prescott, search for hidden clues and soak in the beauty of Arizona’s 1864 territorial capital, then the Heritage Trail & History Hunt is for you!
Launching in early 2018, the City of Prescott, in partnership with the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, will bring local residents and visitors an exciting new way to explore Prescott. By stopping in at the Official Visitor Center downtown, participants can pick up maps and begin their journey. This self-guided tour takes explorers through a real-life historical walking tour of downtown Prescott, linking up with the expansive hiking and trail system through the city.
Later in 2018, kids will be able to hunt for treasures through the History Hunt, with over 15 small icons to be discovered around Courthouse Plaza. With map in hand from the Official Visitor Center, they can follow the clues, find the treasure and return the completed map for a one-of-a-kind button and be entered to win a $500 scholarship to use for future educational expenses.
The City of Prescott and the Chamber of Commerce hope residents and visitors will unearth their favorite gems and begin exploring new locations, identify favorite trails, and find treasures just waiting to be discovered.
For more information, visit trailandhunt.com for more details.