Wickenburg is a real old west town with a rawhide history that has it all. There are more things to see and do in Central Arizona than one can imagine.
Do you want to shop at a real western mercantile, watch a live western musical, try panning for gold, take a scenic trail ride on horseback, listen to some ole time storytellers, or go fishing at a nearby lake? Well…now that we’ve captured your attention…why not make plans to stay an extra night or two, at Los Viajeros Inn, and explore some of the area’s unique activities listed below!
Some Fun Things To See and DoAdventures of a Lifetime ATV - Looking for something challenging - something real? Drive a desert equipped ATV or Rhino in small groups at your own pace and ability level. Explore the high Soñoran desert near Wickenburg and see amazing places you won't believe exist and might not find on your own.
315 N. Vulture Mine Road | 928-684-1200
BC Jeep Tours - Let BC Jeep Tours share the Desert with you… they'll create a trip of your dreams. Their guides are local drivers who know the stories and history of the area. Take a trip that is comfortable and fun for all ages! 295 E. Wickenburg Way | 928-231-1010
Cowboy Way Adventures - Experience the beauty of Arizona from horseback. Cowboy Way Adventures offers guided horseback trail rides in the scenic Wickenburg area. Hourly horseback rides, half and full day rides, overnight pack trips, and special events such as horseback weddings or and parties.
800 E. Wickenburg Way | 928-277-9398
Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts - Located on the campus of Wickenburg High School, this beautiful building offers a variety of live performances: music, dance, and theatre from November through April each year. Please contact the Webb Center Box Office or visit www.delewebbcenter.org for a complete list of shows and dates. 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd. | 928-684-6624
Desert Caballeros Western Museum -
21 N. Frontier St. | 928-684-2272
Effus Ranch Equestrian Center
Hassayampa River Preserve
Old 761 Santa Fe Steam Locomotive and Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center open year round and the Historic 1900 Series Southern Pacific Railroad Drover Caboose (tours Oct to Mid-May)
Historic Walking Tour - Bronze sculptures, Jail Tree, Garcia Schoolhouse, Museum Park, etc.
Vulture Mine - Adventure into the historic past of Arizona gold mining. Tours may be available on Saturdays.
Wickenburg Legends and Ghost Tours Let Madame Miriah and Razin Kane delight you with the history, tales, and ghost stories of this area. By appointment only. 416 Frontier St. | 360-609-2280
ShoppingWickenburg’s historic shopping features a variety of arts and crafts, native jewelry, western furniture and home décor, gifts, food, books, spices, clothing, saddles, collectibles, antiques, prospecting supplies, and mining memorabilia. Take time to visit some of these unique shops:
• Arizona Gypsy Boutique
• Ben's Saddlery
• Danny's Jewelry & Décor
• Double D Western World
• Las Señoras
• Mecca Plaza & Pottery B
• Miner’s Creek
• M’s Quilting Inspirations
• Old Livery Mercantile
• Quarter Horse Antiques
• Ranch Dressings & Just for Kicks
• Riata Custom Saddlery
• Smith & Western
|• Sunrise Mine Gallery|
More Activities Nearby…
Explore the CharmingTown of Yarnell. A fun place to take a day trip and visit some antique stores, have lunch, or ??
Distance from Los Viajeros: 25 miles
Shrine of St. Joseph
Distance from Los Viajeros: 27 miles
Turf Soaring School - Arizona Soaring Adventures since 1967. Group rates and gift certificates available, Open 7 days 9am-5pm. Pleasant Valley Airport, 8700 W. Carefree Highway | 602.439.3621
Distance from Los Viajeros: 35 miles
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road | 928-501-1710
Distance from Los Viajeros: 36 miles
Prospecting in Stanton - Step back in time at a Gold mining campsite. Experience a part of Arizona's history.
Distance from Los Viajeros:
Alamo Lake State Park - Best Fishing in Arizona!
Distance from Los Viajeros: 47 miles
Wickenburg attracts visitors from around the world to attend local festivals and team roping competitions to cultural music and great gatherings. For your planning interest, we have listed the more popular events below.
65th Annual Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo – February 7-10, 2013. This is a celebration of Wickenburg's rich heritage. Music, dancing, a real old-fashioned melodrama, horses, roping, floats and food - Wickenburg's most action packed event of the year.
In April, Wickenburg hosts the Desert Caballeros Horse Ride. This week-long ride attracts people from all over the world and from all walks of life. This breathtaking adventure has been a Wickenburg tradition for over 50 years.
Fiesta de Septiembre - September 2013 - This event kicks off Hispanic Heritage month in Arizona and to give special recognition to Wickenburg’s early Hispanic Pioneers. Join us for great Food, Mariachi and Folklorico Entertainment, Salsa and Margarita Contests, plus the Arts & Crafts Mercado!
19th Annual Fly-in & Classic Car Show - October 2013 – Co-sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, Town of Wickenburg, Wickenburg Airport Advisory Commission, and the Experimental Aircraft Assn. “Wickenburg Dust Devils” Chapter 883. Event location: Wickenburg Municipal Airport - Wellik Field just off Highway 60.
34th Annual Bluegrass Festival - November 2013 – This fabulous three day event features the Four Corners championship contests for fiddle, flat pick guitar, banjo and mandolin. It draws thousands of spectators from throughout the southwest. The festival is held outdoors at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds.
25th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering - December 2013. The gathering is not a contest – there are no prizes and no winners, rather it is a place and time when cowboys, ranchers and folks involved in raising and caring for cattle and horses get together to celebrate the present in poetry, songs and story, just as they did over 145 years ago.
18th Annual Parade of Lights - December 2013 - For 17 years, parade entries covered with colorful lights have made their way through the streets of the historic downtown area. Santa and Mrs. Claus are the parade grand marshals and meet with children after the parade at the historic Little Red Schoolhouse.
Community Calendar of Events
Wickenburg has a long list of local community activities, special events, and club programs that welcome visitors to join in on the fun! If you’re in the mood to attend a local club meeting or musical, chances are you can find it on the community calendar of events. For your convenience, please click here to view a local month-by-month listing.
Rodeo Events Schedule keeps an up to date list of local rodeos, equestrian shows, roping competitions, gymkhanas, and fairs.
While every effort is made to ensure that information is accurate, last-minute changes do occur. We recommend everyone take a moment to confirm all details and events in advance.