Best Things to See and Do in Wickenburg, Arizona

"Saguaro" cactus, Arizona
See the Saguaro Giant Cactus in Wickenburg, Arizona

Are you visiting Wickenburg, Arizona? Here are my insider tips for things to see and do in Wickenburg. When I crave good hearty cowboy cuisine, I turn to Cowboy Cafe.

To escape work I go to The Spa at Los Caballeros.

For complete quiet, I can hide away at the Hassayampa River Preserve.

If you come to Wickenburg, get your picture taken at the Historic Jail Tree.

If you have to order one thing off the menu at Anita’s Cocina, get the Carne Asada dinner. 

Wickenburg is my one stop shop for western wear.

When I’m feeling cash-strapped, I go to DJ’s Frontier Diner.

For a huge splurge, I go to Rancho de los Caballeros for an all-inclusive horseback riding vacation.

Photo ops in Wickenburg include: Bronze statues in downtown; vulture peak; historic Santa Fe Depot; Box Canyon and Historic Vulture Mine.

The best vantage points are taken by hiking to the top of Vulture Peak.

The most random thing about Wickenburg is that they are known for having top-notch addiction treatment centers. In fact, when I was in Wickenburg reviewing  the Kay El Bar Guest Ranch, the local paper reported that Tiger Woods was rumored to be in town for sexual addiction treatment.

In Wickenburg, an active day outdoors involves walking or hiking, horseback riding, roping or jeeping.

My favorite walking route is the Westside pedestrian trail next to Highway 60.

"Desert Caballeros Western Museum" Wickenburg, Arizona
Desert Caballeros Western Museum

To find out what’s going on at night or on weekends, read The Wickenburg Sun.

You can tell a lot about Wickenburg from visiting our rural community and watching a special heritage event.

In the spring you should attend Cowgirl Up!

In the summer you should check out Fiesta de Septiembre.

The winter is a good time to go to Gold Rush Days and Rodeo.

 A hidden gem in Wickenburg is the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts.

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For a great breakfast treat or espresso, go to Nana’s Sandwich Saloon.

There are plenty of cowboys and cowgirls in Wickenburg, Arizona

Just outside of Wickenburg you can visit Congress, Arizona, have lunch at Nichols West.

The best way to see Wickenburg is to take the historical walking tour of downtown.

If you have kids, you won’t want to miss Camp Imagination, Wickenburg Fly-In & Car Show, hiking the Hassayampa Preserve and visiting the gem & mineral room at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

What are your favorite things to see and do in Wickenburg, Arizona?

Thank you to Julie Brooks of the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce for assistance with this post.

All photos by Nancy D. Brown

2 thoughts on “Best Things to See and Do in Wickenburg, Arizona”

  1. Well that settles it – we simply must go back to Wickenburg and check out some of these other places – Cowgirl Up! in the spring sounds like a great excuse for another visit!

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