by John Heiney, 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 the fall of 2017, the City of Prescott in partnership with the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, have teamed up to bring locals and visitors an exciting new way to explore Prescott. By stopping in at the Official Visitor Center downtown, pick up the maps and begin the journey. This self-guided experience takes explorers through a real-life historical walking tour of downtown Prescott, linking up with the expansive hiking and trail system through the city.
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 expect residents and visitors to unearth their favorite gems and begin exploring new locations, find exciting new trails and discover treasures just waiting to be found.
The Prescott Heritage Trail & History Hunt will be launched in the fall of 2017. Stay tuned for information and visit trailandhunt.com for more details.