PRESCOTT INFORMATION AND SERVICES

Opposite the Courthouse Plaza, you can get a wealth of visitor information at the Prescott Chamber of Commerce (117 W. Goodwin St., Prescott, AZ 86302, 928/445-2000 or 800/266-7534, www.prescott.org, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.-Sun.). After hours, you can pick up literature just outside the door. The chamber sells a walking tour of downtown and a Prescott Driving Tour. The website www.visit-prescott.com also has event and visitor information.
    The Prescott National Forest (344 S. Cortez St., Prescott, AZ 86303, 928/443-8000, www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) has recreation information for the area, including the Bradshaw District; much of the camping and hiking literature is also available at the Prescott Chamber of Commerce office.
    Prescott's excellent public library (215 E. Goodwin St., 928/777-1500, www.prescottlibrary.info, 1-5 p.m. Sun., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.) includes a Southwest collection and Internet computers. Yavapai College (1100 E. Sheldon St., 928/776-2260 circulation, 928/776-2261 reference, www.yc.edu) also has a fine library, open daily during school terms, then Mon.-Fri. in summer.
    The main post office is at 442 Miller Valley Road; the downtown branch sits on the corner of Goodwin and Cortez, across from Courthouse Plaza. Yavapai Regional Medical Center (1003 Willow Creek Rd., 928/445-2700 or 877/843-9762, www.yrmc.org) provides hospital services.
 

PRESCOTT TOURS AND TRANSPORTATION

On Prescott Historical Tours (928/445-4567), Melissa Ruffner dresses in a Victorian costume when she leads visitors around the original Prescott town site; you'll need to make a reservation. Check with the chamber office for free walking tours, usually Fri.-Sunday.
    Buses of the Prescott Transit Authority (820 E. Sheldon St., 928/445-5470 or 800/445-7978, www.prescotttransit.com) head for Phoenix's Greyhound bus station and to Sky Harbor Airport about every hour during the day.

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