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Reasons We Love Wickenburg
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Reasons We Love Wickenburg

One of our favorite towns in the state of Arizona is historic Wickenburg, located just 54 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. Like most quaint towns in this area, Wickenburg has a rich mining history that can be traced back to the gold rush dreamers from the 1800s. It’s nestled along the Hassayampa River, which gave this town a reputation for not only being an important mining hub but an agricultural haven.

Today this small city allows visitors to take a step back in time through the town’s many sites that are preservations of its mining days, while the residents enjoy an active lifestyle with a variety of cultural and entertainment options for the whole family.

Cultural and Historical Activities

This little town packs a big punch when it comes to the arts. Pop in to the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts to enjoy world-class theater, musicians, orchestras and dance. This 600-seat entertainment venue is Wickenburg’s home for the arts, hosting world-renowned musicians and artists throughout the entire year.

Soak up a bit of history with a guided tour of Vulture Mine, the original mining stake founded by the town’s namesake, Henry Wickenburg. The whole family will feel like true wild-west outlaws as you learn about how Wickenburg came to be.

While you’re fantasizing about the swinging saloon doors and tumble weeds of Wickenburg’s days gone by, stop in to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum and check out an extensive collections of western artifacts and art works. This small but meticulously designed museum has been called “Arizona’s Most Western Museum.”

Easily imagine what life was like during the wild-west days of Wickenburg with a visit to the Vulture City Ghost Town, one of Arizona’s two best ghost towns. Swing by the Jail Tree, a 200-year old tree that was thought to once be the town’s jail.

Enjoying Nature

Because of Wickenburg’s proximity to the Hassayampa River, this town was a rich farming and ranching producer similar to its success as a mining town. The fertile valley and beautiful clear waters of the Hassayampa River Preserve is home to an amazing array of wildlife and breathtaking views. Residents and visitors alike enjoy spending lazy afternoons with good books and picnic baskets, soaking up the natural beauty of Wickenburg.

If you prefer to observe nature in a more active setting, Wickenburg does not disappoint in the outdoor recreation department. Whether you prefer off-roading in a 4x4 Jeep, hot air ballooning from above the town, horseback riding along the riverbanks, or feeling the adrenaline that comes with some downhill mountain biking, Wickenburg is an adventurer’s dream and has something for every level of adventure seeker.

It’s clear that Wickenburg is a quaint, Western town with a tourism appeal but it’s more than just that. The citizens of Wickenburg live there because of its desirable climate, beautiful scenery, quality education, state-of-the-art healthcare and rich culture. This town has come a long way since the days where gun slingers and cowboys walked down its paths and today residents of all ages are enjoying the lifestyle that comes with the culture-rich, small town atmosphere. Take a step back in time as we show you what it would be like to live in the “new and improved” Wild West.

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