An authentic, western town like no other, Wickenburg is a place where your boots are either caked with mud or your closet comes from a local boutique, and no matter what your lifestyle, your belt is always handcrafted from a family owned business. Wickenburg embraces residents and visitors alike so as you stroll through the historic downtown, you are sure to catch a friendly wave and hello from just about everyone you pass. Inside the historic buildings that line downtown Wickenburg Way, you’ll find local merchants who have put their unique twist on the norm, inviting you to stop and explore the shops and history of this 1863 Arizona town. And depending on the time of year that you visit, one will find the streets full of people and activities celebrating the historic roots of the town such as Gold Rush Days, Fiesta de Septiembre, Bluegrass and Cowboy Poetry Gathering, bringing visitors back year after year to enjoy the festivities.
Founded by prospector Henry Wickenburg, and known for authentic western lifestyle, heritage and equestrian events. The “Dude Ranch Capital of the World”, has maintained its well-earned title for over 90 years, western influence and hospitality remain at the core of Wickenburg’s identity. The hometown pride and passion from those who live and work in Wickenburg radiate throughout the community, creating a truly genuine experience. Locals and visitors often opt to go off grid and hike trails lined with wildflowers, ride horses, and even hop in a Jeep to continue exploring Wickenburg’s natural and historic places. Wickenburg is a destination for all seasons, so whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter, you are guaranteed an experience that will feed your soul.
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Arts & Culture (Recommended up to 2)
There is no lack of talent in Wickenburg. The town boasts several forms of art such as music venues, galleries, and community gathering places that cultivate and showcase the talent of Wickenburg. Anyone looking for wearable art is sure to find plenty of locally owned boutiques with handmade jewelry, accessories, clothing, and even home decor!
Drawing you in with the aroma of leather in the air and aisles full of handcrafted boots, hats, and belts all with a touch of cowboy flair and Wickenburg charm!
This team is dedicated to bringing custom pieces, screenprinting, and embroidery services to support the vast array of local businesses and organizations. Wickenburg’s visitors are welcome to explore the extra unique finds in their retail space!
Dedicated to offering some of the most beautiful jewelry that embodies the Southwest, turquoise, and full of stunning stunning pieces you simply can’t find anywhere else, Danny’s Jewelry is always worth poking in when searching for something unique.
Celebrate local arts alongside community members at the Del E Webb Center for Performing Arts! The incredible organization was founded over 20 years ago to reconnect locals of all ages to the performing arts and acts as a thriving hub today.
In 1974, this organization was founded by a group of locals that were looking to share their love for music and incredible talents. Today the team puts on a variety of performances that will have you both humming along and dancing to the beat!
This is the perfect stop for any art lover that wants to explore unique textiles, jewelry, and unique pieces. Explore art from dedicated indigenous entrepreneurs and artists, and purveyors that are passionate about finding pieces that tell stories.
This local business offers home design with a twist. With interior design experts that will help you furnish your home with all the latest trends and products to make your dream home a reality.
Art lovers don’t need to look any further than the Wickenburg Art Club. If you are looking for new mixed media pieces to fit your home or are hoping to get involved in the local art scene and courses provided by this team, this is a great start!
This Double H Custom Hat location specializes in custom hats for ladies and gentlemen who appreciate western flair. Stop by and request your very own felted fur hat!
Stop by the Pottery B in the heart of Historic Downtown to shop one-of-a-kind and handcrafted pottery pieces. You can find the potter Brooke busy making pieces in the shop, and you can even custom order your own art piece.
This cozy shop is home to an art gallery and many “little treasures” made by local and international artists. Pick out a beautiful stained glass windchime or a perfect piece of fine art.
Visit Son Silver West’s Wickenburg location for a surprising variety of home and garden decor. Find unique, eye-catching pieces, from large outdoor sculptures to smaller signs, wind chimes, and pottery.
History, Heritage & Tradition (Recommended up to 4)
Wickenburg is truly one of Arizona’s most well-preserved historic communities. With historic places, stories, and a shared value for storytelling passed down from generation to generation, any history enthusiast and passing traveler will appreciate the community’s knack for preserving what once was.
You can’t help but love a visitor’s center that doubles as an incredibly well preserved and one of a kind historic site. This local treasure was used by ranchers traveling with their cattle from Montana to California and everywhere in between.
Founded in 1863, Vulture City was home to a booming mining town with over 5,000 residents. Today visitors can explore the restored remnants of the now abandoned town.
This group of passionate and efficient locals work to preserve local sites and historic treasures. Their team helps keep local history alive and their website provides some in-depth history on the community’s namesake, Henry Wickenburg, as well!
A Wickenburg staple since 1948, this theater fulfills any movie lover's dream featuring old classics to movies released this year. This movie theater stays true to Wickenburg's Wild West roots while still giving screen time to for genres like 50's Sci-Fi's, film noir, romance, and comedy.
Wickenburg has been home to many locals and visitors over the years. Take a tour of local history which covers everything from local mining camp stories, to western living over the years, and all that has
Wine & Dine (Recommended up to 4)
Wickenburg charm, flavor, and hospitality all come together to create a one of a kind dining scene you won’t want to miss. When restaurants that tout both unique and family inspired recipes and each that tip their cowboy hats to the personality of the community in their own ways, you’ll find that the local wine & dine scene merits a few trips to the charming community.
Many Wickenburg travelers and locals are drawn in by the colorful atmosphere and scent of authentic Mexican cuisine. Dine on all of your favorites and of course enjoy the option to take some goodness home.
Enjoying Wickenburg with family or a big group? Cary’s pizzas are larger than life and get tastier with every bite that you just can’t help but love, making this homestyle restaurant a perfect place to eat.
This small business has been a staple in the Wickenburg community for nearly 40 years. When you are looking for homemade ice cream with a variety of flavors, baked goods, or even a tasty meal, you might want to stick with this lovely local treasure.
Everything just seems to be loaded at Chubby’s Cheesesteaks. From loaded cheesesteaks, aka chubby, sandwiches, to loaded fries, and employees that are loaded with hospitality skills to enhance your experience.
The name says it all, but the small touches and southwestern hospitality will pleasantly surprise you! You can’t go wrong with ordering a little bit of everything for a family style meal and a slice of their signature pies for a “cherry on top”!
If you love flavor, authenticity, and seafood, Wickenburg’s very own El Ranchero is worth a visit. Family recipes, happy hour margaritas, and amazing dishes have earned this small business a spot in Wickenburg’s favorites list!
Inspired by old west traditions and the flavors of the Arizona desert, Hassayampa Barbecue serves up fresh takes on all of your favorite western infused dishes.
Don’t let this restaurant and bar duo’s location throw you off! While this spot is located in the gated community known as Wickenburg Ranch, their restaurant is open to all and their food might just make you want to stay for good.
If you love good prices and good food, then you just have to stop by Lydia’s. With great options to choose from and the ability to get your food to go, we’d add this to your perfect stop for a quick bite!
Everyone is welcome at the Mecca Bar & Grill. Gluten free or vegetarian? Dining with a big group or your four-legged pal? No problem, this place is here to meet your needs. So grab yourself a burger and a brew, and enjoy!
This upscale restaurant is the perfect restaurant for the instagram foodie, as their presentation is beyond perfection and their meals are a delight. This is a spectacular spot for breakfast in Wickenburg too!
Wickenburg is full of local restaurants that you just can’t miss, and their local barbecue spot stands out as a favorite. Their perfectly smoked meats and amazing sauces that pair perfectly, will keep you coming back for more.
We’ve heard this business is a guaranteed flavor town! With piping hot and ice cold coffee drinks, tea specialties, baked goods and daily specials served to your delight.
Pizza and Italian just always sound good when you’re on the road, and Qorris offers great food to satisfy your craving. With fresh ingredients and both gluten free and vegetarian options, you just can’t go wrong with a meal here.
Located near Old Town and full of cowboy cooking goodness, this spot lives true to the Wickenburg way of life. Known for being the oldest running restaurant and bar in town, and loved for their chops, burgers, and steak, you can’t miss this treat!
A day on the course calls for a filling and delicious meal and cold drinks, and The Hitching post is irresistible in that regard. Enjoy views of the greens as you munch on some of the community’s finest cuisine.
Looking for a fresh take on the classics like caprese or pastrami sandwiches? The Local Press Sandwich Bar has you covered, this team’s baked confections make for an incredible adventure treat too!
Friendly staff, old knotty pine walls, and tablecloths greet diners upon entering Charley’s Steakhouse, reminiscent of a 50s-style restaurant. Steak and fish fry Fridays keep locals coming back. Additionally, most meals are served with hearty sides!
Unique Shopping (Recommended up to 4)
From fabulous boutiques to authentic western tack shops, Wickenburg's shopping scene offers a
menagerie of must-haves. It boasts the charm of main street and the real smile of a shop owner. You'll be compelled to linger, to wander, to discover, and to collect unique souvenirs!
With an unbelievable collection of western chic meets boho glam styles and perks like complimentary style assistance and personalized shopping, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you walked away as obsessed as we are.
Touting stunning jewelry, some of our favorites in the state, what we like to call home decor galore, and of course a couple eclectic pieces that you’ll be dying to take home with you, we aren’t lying when we say there’s something for everyone here.
This shop is the “best of the southwest” source for all things Wickenburg and Old West! Featuring local products, art, and so much more, you’ll find a huge selection of decorative items, holiday and birthday gifts, and one of a kind finds.
When you hit the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, you won’t want to miss this remarkable museum shop. With home decor, trinkets, and items to take home.
All the honeys are welcome to explore this cute vintage shop. This team of curators are always on the lookout for quality, craftsmanship, and style to perfectly add to your collection.
This shop is a must-stop when visiting Wickenburg. Home to sweet, handcrafted, and unique gifts, you’re sure to find treasures to take home and commemorate your trip.
Isabelle’s Parlour is Wickenburg’s boutique yarn shop where family is at its center and all crafters are welcome. Join their team for some knitting circles, or to chat about your current projects.
Get Western! Our wonderful selection of Southwest print scarves and gorgeous Turquoise jewelry. You'll also find in our vintage shop a great inventory of items.
Cowgirl Bling Bling has everything you need to add a fashionable flair to your golf and western wear. Browse colorful, rhinestone-studded clothes, shoes, and accessories, or go for their simple, staple pieces like golf skorts and collared shirts.
Ruth’s Bunkhouse is the place to find one-of-a-kind southwestern collectibles and home pieces. Their unique collection of antique, handmade, and refurbished furniture, decor, and gifts is sure to house something perfect for you or a loved one.
This unique shop has a gift fit for everyone! Whether you’re looking for jewelry, wall hangings, or hand painted ponies you’ll find authentic and handmade treasures for you, your friends, and family.
Outdoor Sports & Recreation (Recommended up to 2)
It’s easy to envy the Wickenburg locals that get to enjoy the diverse and expansive opportunities to enjoy nature. With activities for the most thrill-seeking individuals, equine tours tailored to you, and even secluded hikes, there’s no doubt that Wickenburg’s unforgettable scenery is the perfect backdrop for your next adventure.
Looking to make memories you’ll reminisce on for years to come? Look no further than this small business. Arizona Horse Co. delivers the horseback riding experience that you’ve always dreamed of.
Is there anything better than seeing the best a region has to offer without putting in a ton of work? That’s where BC Jeep tours come in! Opt in for an adventurous outdoor trek or a historical story based experience with these passionate locals.
This business goes far beyond ’horsing around’ and you can’t deny this team's passion for having something for everyone. Whether you get your kicks on adventurous 4x4 tours, local exploration, or even giant chess matches, they’ve got you covered!
Explore rugged Wickenburg outdoors in style and comfort with your choice of self guided or guided ATV tours from this happy to help company.
This truly diverse wildlife haven is loved among locals, outdoor enthusiasts, and the wild inhabitants themselves. Admire the lush river bottoms as you venture through their self-guided trail systems.
This staple hiking trail offers stunning overviews of Wickenburg and just the right amount of challenge for hikers. You can expect a great mix of relaxing strides and fun, yet challenging saddles.
The historic golf resort will leave you feeling refreshed and awestruck at the sights of horses and desert landscapes. Stop here for some much needed tee time during your visit to Wickenburg!
Wickenburg Ranch has a wide variety of outdoor and range activities including walking trails, a championship golf course, and sports activities. From massages to workouts, you'll be able to relax your way!
Looking to test your skills? Wickenburg Golf Club offers scenic views and a challenging layout for experienced golfers.
Local Lodging (Recommended up to 2)
Wickenburg touts a variety of local lodging options to choose from, including renowned dude ranches, boutique hotels, and RV parks that live true to the hospitality you can find bursting throughout every business and every stop you make. Explore these local options and find the stay that speaks to your interests.
The Aztec Village RV team is always looking to improve the guest experience at this Wickenburg stay. Opt in for a stay at their new cabins or bring your own RV and camping gear during your next visit.
Desert Cypress has been family owned and operated for over 50 years! Whether you enjoy the walkability to Downtown Wickenburg or opt for an ATV adventure nearby, you’ll find everything you need at this small business.
Hospitality, stunning scenery, and cowboy experiences all come together to make this dude ranch experience a novel place to stay. Enjoy everything from wagon rides to jacuzzi nights under the Mojave Desert sky during your visit.
No, you don’t have to have a horse to enjoy this stay, however you do have to have an interest in the Old West experience that this business delivers. Enjoy the planned out group activities or go on your own equestrian adventure.
On the lookout for an intimate and authentic experience that will give you and your guests a peek into local life? Look no further than Kay El Bar Guest Ranch, stay in a 1900’s adobe ranch as you enjoy lodging, riding, and meals for one great price.
Travelers are always welcome at Los Viajeros Inn. Modern and luxurious accommodations meet Old West inspiration at this popular local gem.
This boutique hotel offers a true home away from home for guests looking to enjoy a private and calm evening under the Western Sky. Due to the warm and inviting locals leading the charge, this team sees many returning customers.
This private and luxurious resort offers 20,000 acres of activities, relaxation, and space to explore. The family friendly stay also features a great Kids Club full of Old West inspired activities.
This pristine equine facility is loved by travelers and locals for being a hub full of low key adventures and fun equestrian events. Check out their calendar of events when planning your Wickenburg escape.
This comfortable lodging option is great for travelers that are looking to spend all their time exploring this vast community and lounging for some down time. Their outdoor barbecue area and fire pit is loved by all visitors!
Rancho Casitas Guest Ranch is comfortable and rustic - a home away from home. Wildlife is right outside the doorstep when you stay here and downtown Wickenburg is also just a few minutes drive down the road. There are fruit trees on the property that are free for picking, providing guests with a sweet treat while to enjoy during their stay!
If you are looking for an affordable, comfortable hotel that’s in close proximity to downtown Wickenburg, look no further. The Log Wagon Inn is the perfect place to stay for one night or for a full week.