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Activities in Wickenburg abound, but your first stop needs to be the Wickenburg Visitor Center at 216 N. Frontier St. Get directions, recommendations and a Wild West smile.

FLYING E RANCH

The Flying E Ranch offers day rides twice a day to the public from October 1 to April 30 with no overnight stay required. P: (928) 684-2690 Website: https://flyingeranch.com/  

ARIZONA HORSE CO.

Horseback Riding/Lessons P: 435-333-7433  

BC JEEP TOURS

Jeep Tours P: 928-684-7901 Website: https://www.bcjeeptours.com/

DEL E. WEBB CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Performing Arts Center 2019 – Celebrates its 19th season of presenting world-class music, dance and theatre in Wickenburg. The 600 seat state-of-the-art theatre entertains and educates over 22,000 audience members through its programming each year. Please contact the Webb Center Box Office at (928) 684-6624 or visit DEWPAC.ORG for full show descriptions, video previews and seating options. Theatre Location: 1090 South Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, AZ (campus of Wickenburg High School) Box Office Location: 2001 West Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ (second floor of UMB Bank) P: 928-684-6624 Website: https://dewpac.org/

DESERT CABALLEROS WESTERN MUSEUM

Museum No visit to Wickenburg would be complete without a tour of “Arizona’s Most Western Museum.” Home to more than 400 works of Western art, including sculptures by famous artist Frederick Remington and Charles Russell, this 55-year-old museum is also known as one of Arizona’s finest. Visitors call it a jewel and invariably say they are amazed to find it so full of unexpected treasures. Stop by and discover a room that tells history in miniature, along with an entire turn-of-the-century Wickenburg Street scene, complete with a saloon and general store. There’s an “Out on the Ranch” exhibit created for children – of all ages! Adjacent to the museum, the Cultural Crossroads Learning Center plays to exhibits, workshops, presentations, and receptions throughout the year. In front of the Learning Center is one of the most recognizable life-size bronze statues in Arizona: “Thanks for the Rain” by the late founder of the Cowboy Artist of America, Joe Beeler. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; closed Monday from Memorial Day through Labor Day and on major holidays. Location: 21 N. Frontier Street P: 928-684-2272 W: westernmuseum.org

HAPPY TRAILS OF ARIZONA

ATV and Side by Side Rentals and Service P: 602-577-5167

EFFUS LAND & CATTLE COMPANY

Horseback Riding/Lessons P: 928- 277-7703  

FRIENDS OF MUSIC

Free monthly concerts from November through April

FRONTIER STREET

Outdoor Activities/Shopping Buildings dating back to the early 1900s line this historic street, including the restored 1895 year-old Santa Fe Depot, now the Chamber of Commerce building and official Arizona Visitor’s Center.

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR

Outdoor Activities The Chamber has developed a self-guided 4-color brochure pairing historic town buildings with a map of their locations. Additionally six bronze Wickenburg Characters, and murals located around town are included. Numbers in the brochure correspond to the locations on the map. Downloadable app also available for Android and Apple smart phones.

HASSAYAMPA RIVER PRESERVE

Outdoor Activities/Attractions An Apache word, Hassayampa roughly translates as “river that runs upside down,” a name attributed to the fact that its waters occasionally run underground. Wickenburg is home to the Hassayampa River Preserve, owned & managed by Maricopa County, stretches for five miles along the Hassayampa River. The upper Hassayampa River is known as the northern riparian area or Box Canyon. Both locations are excellent for bird watching – experts have recorded over 280 species. A wide variety of species can be observed all year long, so bring your binoculars and enjoy birding Out Wickenburg Way! Location: 49614 U.S. Hwy. 60 89 P: 928-684-2772  

 

JAIL TREE

Outdoor Activities/Attractions Over 200 years old, this mesquite tree located at Tegner and Wickenburg Way once served as the town jail. A bronze sculpture sits next to the tree. A pedestrian-friendly walkway will take you through the next block into the historic district. The Mequite is recognized as one of the Arizona Centennial Trees and most recently designation by the Arizona State Forestry Department as at Witness Tree. Location: Sits beside Circle K in historic downtown Wickenburg

JOSHUA FOREST

Outdoor Activities/Attractions One of the largest remaining Joshua tree stands is found 30 miles northwest of Wickenburg on Highway 93. It provides springtime visitors with a breathtaking sight of trees in bloom.

LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE

Attractions Three blocks north of Wickenburg Way on Tegner, the historic 1905 Little Red Schoolhouse marks the first brick schoolhouse in town. The Wickenburg Children’s Cultural Organization is housed in the building and conducts special activities throughout the year. Currently closed.

MASSACRE MONUMENT

Outdoor Activities/Attractions Dedicated to lives lost in an 1871 attack, originally thought by Yavapai Indians (much later the truth came out that the attack was caused by bandits). The Massacre Monument bears witness to the battle which spurred General Crook to launch the counterattack which ended Indian hostility in the area. Located on Highway 60 at the entrance to Flying E Ranch.

POLLY ANNE’S WICKENBURG STABLES

Stables/Boarding/Rentals/Horseback Riding Lessons P: 602-558-1354

ROBSON'S RANCH

Tours/Corporate Retreat Hours: Open 10 AM – 4 PM, closed Wednesdays P: 602-759-5772

SAGUARO THEATRE

Movie Theatre Location: 176 E. Wickenburg Way P: 928- 684-7189

VULTURE MINE

Outdoor Activities/Attractions This historic mine offers you a peek at yesteryear through a guided tour of the remaining buildings and mine site. Guided group tours may be scheduled, as well as camping and trailer park reservations. At the intersection of Highway 60/93 in Wickenburg, travel west on Highway 60/Wickenburg Way for 2.5 miles to Vulture Mine Road, then travel south 12 miles to the mine entrance. Open on Saturday’s 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. call the Chamber for updates.

VULTURE PEAK

Outdoor Activities/Attractions A Chamber-produced hiking guide details parking and trail information for Vulture Peak and other hiking destinations. From Highway 60, head west to Vulture Mine Road and turn left, drive 6.4 miles to the signed trailhead turnoffs and turn left; drive 0.4 mile to the trailhead. The Wickenburg Chamber gives a certificate upon completion of the hike.

WICKENBURG CHILDREN’S CULTURAL ORGANIZATION

Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse Currently closed. P: 928-684-7473

WICKENBURG LEGENDS AND GHOST STORIES

Walking or Riding Adventure Call for tour times and dates: P: 360-609-2280

WICKENBURG MEMORIAL

Outdoor Activities/Attractions Located just off Howard Court, this is the gravesite of town founder Henry Wickenburg, who died in 1905. Park near the Chamber on Frontier Street and walk to the memorial about four blocks away. Wishing Well Outdoor Activities/Attractions Make a wish, and you’ll probably get it – and never tell the truth again! Learn about the Hassayampa legend. Next to the new Wickenburg By-Pass, roundabout and Hassayampa River Walk pedestrian bridge. Interpretive panels tell the community history.

YARNELL SHRINE OF ST. JOSEPH

Outdoor Activities/Attractions Located just up the road 25 miles in the little town of Yarnell, the shrine contains statues and plaques following the Stations of the Cross. Once in downtown Yarnell, watch for signs off of Highway 89.

NEARBY STATE PARKS

Alamo Lake State Park: Alamo Lake State Park holds the potential to produce epic springtime largemouth bass fishing memories amid gorgeous Sonoran Desert wildflowers. The bass here typically begin to spawn when lake surface temperature hits 65 degrees, so keep an eye on the weather and hope for a warming trend. The park rangers are always happy to take a call to relay current fishing conditions.   Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park: 

Designation: Interpretive Trail

Location: Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park, Yarnell, Ariz.

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park was dedicated as a memorial to the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in 2013 while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire. These two trails complete the seven-mile network within the park and offer very unique experiences for those that venture to the park and pay tribute to the brave men honored there.

The Hotshots Trail is an interpretive one-way adventure that is sure to evoke emotion. As hikers make their ways through the Weaver Mountains while admiring the beauty that surrounds them, they will encounter 200+ stairs carved from the surrounding rock, interpretive signs, benches, and 19 memorial plaques. The plaques are set into rocks and share a photo and a story of each fallen Hotshot. Four interpretive signs paired with memorial benches provide information about the dangers and benefits of wildland firefighting. 

The Journey Trail allows you to follow the last steps of the Hotshots down to where they made their last stand. Encircling the fatality site, 19 gabion baskets, one for each Hotshot, are united by chains representing their eternal team. A short path surrounds the gabions and the nearby memorial flagpole. 

Although many visitors choose to walk the trail on their own, seasonal park rangers are available at the trailhead and will lead walks along the trail if requested. 

For additional information, visit: azstateparks.com/hotshots/explore/trails 

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