A Brief History of Wickenburg

A Brief History of Wickenburg

Located in the northwest portion of Maricopa County, Wickenburg and the surrounding area were part of Mexico until the Gadsden Treaty was signed in 1848. The Gadsden Treaty ended the Mexican-American War and ceded large portions of land to the United States.

Until the early part of the 20th century, much of Wickenburg’s economy was based on mining and the transportation of goods between Arizona and California.

Before motorized transportation made its way to Arizona, Wickenburg was a transportation hub for goods moving between Phoenix, Flagstaff and California. The Hassayampa River played an important role in the transportation route. Today the portion of the river located in Wickenburg has been turned into a nature conservancy to preserve its historic importance.

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Now tourism is the area’s largest draw, and accounts for the majority of Wickenburg’s economy. There are many fun and interesting things to do when you travel to Wickenburg.

For 70 years, Wickenburg’s annual Gold Rush Days festival has been the town’s centerpiece for sun, fun, and everything old-west. Each February, thousands of visitors make it a point to attend this one of a kind event. Also located in Wickenburg, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum is one of the top destinations for visitors looking to immerse themselves in the old-west culture that Wickenburg embodies.

Wickenburg has one of the most preserved historic districts of any town in the area. Downtown Wickenburg is a great place to spend a morning or an afternoon strolling through the streets, checking out the shops, galleries, and Wickenburg restaurants that call the area home.

Downtown Wickenburg has had a lot of help from the Wickenburg Historical Preservation Society, which works with local home and business owners to manage and improve historical sites, so they’ll be around for future generations to enjoy.

When you visit the town of Wickenburg you will find it offers some of the best lodgings on this side of Arizona – hotels that are affordable, spacious, and comfortable with amenities like swimming pools and conference rooms. Los Viajeros Inn is one of the most popular hotels in the area and offers affordable, comfortable accommodation.

Stay at Los Viajeros Inn when you visit the historic town of Wickenburg

Los Viajeros Inn is centrally located in the historic and charming town of Wickenburg, Arizona. Los Viajeros, which translates to “travelers”, is a desert oasis for those traveling across the beautiful state of Arizona looking for a spacious, comfortable, affordable, and friendly place to rest their head. Enjoy comfortable and affordable hotel rooms with all the amenities you’ve come to expect at a luxury hotel.

A visit to Wickenburg is a unique experience you don’t want to miss!


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