6371
Arizona

Thanksgiving in Historic Prescott

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Prescott — Arizona’s first capital — where you’ll ride a heritage train, learn about local culture and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at historic Hassayampa Inn.
Rating (5)
Program No. 6371RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
999

At a Glance

Celebrate Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season in historic and beautiful Prescott, Arizona’s first territorial capital. Get to know historic Prescott with visits to Courthouse Square and Whiskey Row. Hear Western ballads and tales of local pioneers, and sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving Feast at the historic Hassayampa Inn. Visit Montezuma Castle National Monument, a 600 year old Sinagua cliff dwelling. Enjoy a train journey through the wild and beautiful Verde River Canyon as you wind along stunning red rock cliffs and scan for bald eagles.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to several blocks on field trips, over mostly level, paved surfaces. Historic hotel requires negotiating sets of several stairs for access to some meeting rooms, dining venues and elevator. Occasional snowy weather is a possibility this time of year. Please note that peoples’ bodies often function differently at elevations high above sea level. This program takes place at elevations of 5300 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about Arizona territorial history with a noted Prescott historian, and explore the Sharlot Hall Museum with an expert.
  • Visit Montezuma Castle National Monument, a 600-year-old Sinagua cliff dwelling.
  • Ride the scenic Verde Canyon Railway beneath red rock cliffs and along the wild and scenic Verde River, keeping an eye out for herons and bald eagles.
Featured Expert
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Karen Landis
Karen Landis' front door opened up onto Route 66 for 38 years, giving her status as a Route 66 legend in the Seligman stretch of the road. In 1984, a customer at her Route 66 convenience store mustered the gumption to ask her to marry him, and Karen and Mike Landis — a legend himself and known as Arizona's No. 1 cowboy — ranched together for 29 years. Under Mike's tutelage and her indomitable spirit, Karen became a 'cowboy' in her own right and the two of them became one of the best-known ranching couples in northwest Arizona. Karen's independent spirit and ropin' and ridin' skills have opened up new perspectives to countless Road Scholar participants.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Filmer Kewanyama
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Karen Landis
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Garrett Roberts
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Erica Tucker
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