If you travel with children to Prescott, there are many things you can do.

If your kids enjoy the outdoors, then be sure to take them to one of the many lakes surrounding Prescott or to the Prescott National Forest for hiking or horseback riding. They are sure to enjoy the cool, clean mountain air.

If you need a little something more, be sure to head to Heritage Park Zoo, a zoo that is really more like a sanctuary than a zoo. It’s located just north of Prescott and sits on 10 acres that overlook Willow Lake. Many of the animals in the zoo have stories to tell and were it not for the zoo, they might not be alive at all. Some of the animals include a black bear whose mother was shot by hunters, a fox who was rescued from a fire after she stayed behind to protect her babies, and a tiger who was privately owned before coming to the zoo.

Heritage Park Zoo is open every day throughout the year and is located across from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University on Willow Creek Road. Admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for children ages 3-12.

If your children are older, check out Rubicon Outdoors, which specializes in adventure travel and offers exciting tours, such as rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and day trips to the Grand Canyon on the Grand Canyon Railway!