Quartzsite by shuifanglj


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through the art of the West.             Open House. The Valley of Lights
    Prescott’s Courthouse Plaza          in neighboring Prescott Valley has
is the pivot around which the town       become a holiday favorite attract-
was designed and built. Today            ing visitors from all over Arizona.
quaint boutiques, fantastic res-         The Prescott area positively
taurants and an eclectic array of        lights up and opens its doors for
galleries featuring local, regional      all to enjoy the sights and sounds
and national artists surround this       of the holiday season.
famous landmark.                             The combination of Prescott’s
    The historic haunts (some            history and cultural heritage along
rumored to be haunted) of the            with new area developments,
famous, not-so famous and the            create a fascinating destination.
infamous, line Whiskey Row               For more information visit the
on the west side of Courthouse           Prescott area web site at www.
Square. The Palace Saloon,               visit-prescott.com or call the
also on the National Register of         Prescott Chamber of Com-
Historic Places, serves libations        merce at (800) 266-7534 or www.
on the same bar that served Doc          prescott.org                                 Desert (photo courtesy Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce)
Holiday and Wyatt Earp.
    Performing and visual arts play           PRESCOTT VALLEY                  College and Embry Riddle Aero-                   Hill, which was once used in he-
a large part in the fiber of this high       Nestled in a broad, scenic val-   nautical University and the world                liograph communications.
desert community. In addition            ley between the Mingus and Brad-      headquarters of online education,                    Fain Park is also home to Val-
to the many area galleries, the          shaw Mountain ranges, Prescott        Northcentral University.                         ley of Lights, now in its tenth year
Prescott Fine Arts Assocaiton,           Valley boasts a temperate climate,         Horse racing can be found from              of bringing “oohs and aahs” from
the Yavapai College Performance          beautiful vistas and a rural feel     Memorial Day through Labor Day,                  those who make the one mile drive
Hall, the Blue Rose Theatre              while offering modern services        and the site is also host to the Yava-           through lighted holiday displays.
and several other like-minded            and activities. Its rapid growth to   pai County Fair and other events.                Open Thanksgiving through the
organizations provide artistic           a population of more than 38,000           In fact, one can participate                end of December, Valley of Lights
sustenance to this entertainment         has positioned the town as the        in almost any outdoor sport in                   has become a premiere holiday
savvy locale.                            economic hub of Yavapai County,       and around Prescott Valley,                      event known throughout the state
    Throughout the year the              and several national retail compa-    from hiking to mountain biking to                and beyond.
Prescott area is host to a plethora      nies have recently located here.      hang gliding. Our mountains and                      There is much to see, do and
of events that celebrate the his-        A wide variety of businesses and      forests are destination spots for                become a part of in Prescott
tory, culture and art of the West.       service organizations provide the     camping, picnicking, fishing ... just             Valley. Whether you visit here
    In the spring the Whiskey            community with choices when           about any activity that involves the             on a vacation or are planning
Row Marathon, Phippen Mu-                shopping for hair cuts, car repairs   great outdoors.                                  to relocate, Prescott Valley will
seum Western Art Show and Sale           or social services.                         Tim’s Toyota Center, a newly-              welcome you and help you to feel
and the Territorial Days Arts &              A state-of-the-art library        built arena, is home to the popular              at home.
Crafts Show take center stage.           opened in October 2009, pro-          Arizona Sundogs professional
The summer season heats up               viding the community with in-         hockey team, and has hosted                               QUARTZSITE
with Prescott Frontier Days and          creased cultural opportunities,       such national groups as ZZ Top,                      Quartzsite, Arizona is a little
World’s Oldest Rodeo, Tsunami            new and expanded services and         Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and                  town in the Southwest desert. It
on the Square, Prescott Indian Art       resources in a variety of medi-       Foreigner. The Events Center is                  is located at the crossroads of
Market and the Arizona Cowboy            ums. The new Library includes an      also the site of the Chamber’s an-               Highway 10 between Phoenix
Poets Gathering.                         educational wing occupied by the      nual Business, Health and Com-                   and Los Angeles, and Highway
    The soft autumn days are             newly-formed Northern Arizona         munity Showcase, the Town’s                      95 between Lake Havasu City
perfect to enjoy the Yavapai             University/Yavapai. Prescott          Creative Energy Fair and other                   and Yuma. Its history shows
County Fair, Arizona Shakespeare         Valley is proud to now be part        events throughout the year.                      that this area was always a
Festival and Folk Music Festival.        of the Arizona university system,          Just a stone’s throw away is                gathering place for pioneers on
Prescott is Arizona’s Christmas          and welcomes the chance to bring      the town’s Entertainment District.               their way to the rich gold fields in
City and lives up to its name            higher education close to home.       “ED,” as it is affectionately called,            California, way station and hub
with the Christmas Parade and            This area also offers Yavapai Col-    features a 14-screen Harkins The-                of activity for travelers going in
Courthouse Lighting, Gingerbread         lege’s associate degree program,      ater, several restaurants and a                  every direction.
Village, and Frontier Christmas          four-year programs at Prescott        family fun center. It is the place to                Quartzsite is known these
                                                                               be for summer outdoor concerts                   days as a gathering place of a
                                                                               by local bands, and throughout                   different kind. In the hot summer
                                                                               the year hosts events such as                    months, it is a place where weary
                        Quartzsite Business                                    Prescott Valley Days, an arts and
                                                                               crafts fair, end-of-summer beach
                                                                                                                                travelers can make a stop for
                                                                                                                                food, lodging, fueling, and shop-
                        Chamber of Commerce                                    party and Oktoberfest.                           ping on the way to places east,
                                                                                    Prescott Valley boasts more                 west, north and south.
                                                                               than 20 neighborhood parks,                          The summer temperatures
                                          110 W. Main Street                   including Mountain Valley Park                   here get to be in the 100’s and
                                            P.O. Box 2566                      and its Splash swimming pool,                    up, and Quartzsite is just an-
                                         Quartzsite, AZ 85346                  g r a s s y a m p h i t h e a t e r, u r b a n   other sleepy town in the south of
                                                                               forest, pedestrian pathways                      the desert.
                                          (928) 927-9321                       and multi-use fields. Fain Park,                     In the winter months, when
                                        Visit Us Online:                       named for the founding family of                 the temperatures are often in the
                                 ww                                            Prescott Valley, offers a stocked                70s most of the time, the town
                                                                               lake for fishing, hiking trails, and             turns into one of the biggest
                                                                               remnants of a once-vibrant min-                  gatherings of people in the coun-
                                                                               ing operation. History can also                  try. Over one million visitors,
                                                                               be found on beautiful Glassford                  some of them called “snowbirds”
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because they migrate here from          decide to come back again and
the northern climates, converge         again – Quartzsite has a way of
on Quartzsite in the winter.            growing on you!!!
    Quartzsite hosts thousands               (see ad previous page)
of vendors at its famous indoor
and outdoor swap meets, where                     SCOTTSDALE

shoppers can find anything and              Scottsdale is a premier travel
everything they could possibly          destination located in the stunning
want to buy. You can shop till          Sonoran Desert boasting more
you drop.                               than 70 world-class resorts and
         Come and visit us...           hotels, 200 championship courses,
    Quartzsite annually hosts           pampering spas, and mouth-
more than a million and half visi-      watering restaurants that include
tors to this area; most of them         both award-winning eateries and
have been coming here for many          off-the-beaten-track gems.
years. Our “snowbirds” and win-             The city also is home to an
ter visitors come from all over the     internationally renowned arts and
world. You can be as active or as       culture scene with more than 100
sedentary as you want to be while       art galleries and museums. Here,
you are visiting our desert region.     travelers can indulge in first-rate
You can fill your days with activi-      shopping, special events, 330
ties, or just sit back and enjoy the    days of sunshine per year, and a
beautiful scenery. You can be in        multitude of outdoor adventures
the midst of the wonderful pande-       and activities including hot air bal-
monium that the winter “season”         loon rides, off-road desert tours,
brings, or you can just be out          horseback riding, rafting, hiking
somewhere in the surrounding            and more. For more information
desert by yourself.                     please go online at: www.Experi
    Whatever your choice, the           enceScottsdale.com
Town of Quartzsite and its busi-
ness community welcome you to                         SEDONA
visit and stay as long as you like.        Surrounded by magnificent red
Visit our Business Chamber of           rock formations and cooled by the
Commerce office at 110 W. Main          rushing waters of Oak Creek, Se-
Street, just across from the main       dona offers world-class resorts,
post office and we will be happy        inns, restaurants, galleries, and
to provide you with any informa-        unique shops. Visitors can ex-
tion you require. We want you to        perience cultural activities, golf,
enjoy our town and businesses,          hiking, biking, jeep tours, vortex
and will do all we can to make          tours and other adventures in the
your stay a happy one. You may          stunning surroundings. With the

                                                                                                  McDowell Mountains (photo by Jeff Noble,
                                                                                             courtesy of Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau)

                                                                                Sedona Arts Center, and over 80                    SIERRA VISTA
                                                                                galleries, Sedona offers top-notch            Sierra Vista is the perfect ‘home
                                                                                visual and performing arts with           base’ for exploring southern Arizo-
                                                                                live performances.                        na. You’ll know you’ve discovered
                                                                                    Sedona’s galleries draw a             a treasure the minute you see our
                                                                                diverse clientele - seasoned collec-      majestic mountains, beautiful river,
                                                                                tors, visitors and newcomers alike        and endless blue skies. You’ll find
                                                                                delight in the variety of art available   old west and military history as well
                                                                                in Sedona from Native American            as archaeological remnants of the
                                                                                rugs & jewelry to paintings with a        Clovis people, North America’s
                                                                                Southwest flair. Experience Se-            earliest inhabitants, who lived in
                                                                                dona for yourself. Phone toll free        the San Pedro Valley approximately
                                                                                800-288-7336 or visit us at www.          11,000 BC. Also rich in Native
                                                                                VisitSedona.com                           American history, Coronado’s

     Festival of Color - Ty Holland (photo courtesy City of Sierra Vista)
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