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Payson or Prescott ?

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Payson or Prescott ?

We are considering visiting Phoenix / Scottsdale in Sept or Oct this year. In our online searches, we are thinking of visiting Payson or Prescott for a day trip. We are throwing it out there - consensus - suggestions ?

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1. Re: Payson or Prescott ?

Definitely Prescott. Especially at that time of year.

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2. Re: Payson or Prescott ?

By far Prescott. It has the original town square from when it was the Territorial Capital. Also, the original Whisky Row is there. Payson has lost a lot of it's old history since the old saw mill shut down and it turned into a place for the people with summer cabins to stop for groceries.

If you can swing it, I suggest you book a night in Prescott so you can walk from one to another of the authentic swinging door saloons in the evening, watch the lanky cowboys dance with their sugars to the live music of country/western bands. That's the way to do Prescott and the Old West.

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3. Re: Payson or Prescott ?

Prescott has more historic charm. It as also experienced much more growth. As a tourist you'll want to focus on the Courthouse Square and Whiskey Row. Outside of town visit the Granite Dells . If you choose Payson, get out of town and into the wild rim country.

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4. Re: Payson or Prescott ?

Another vote for Prescott....and Wickenburg.

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5. Re: Payson or Prescott ?

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