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Jail Tree


category : Pioneer History
Jail Tree This 200 year-old mesquite tree once served as Wickenburg's Jail. From 1863 to 1890 outlaws were chained to this tree for all the townspeople to see. Whether any escaped remains unknown.


Hours: Outdoor viewing
Address: Tegner and Wickenburg Way

Come visit us in Wickenburg, Arizona

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Historical Walking Tour

The Chamber of Commerce has developed a self-guided brochure of historic town buildings with a map of their locations. Numbered copper plates on the outside of buildings correspond to numbers in the brochure with ten buildings awarded listings on the National Historic Register.

Wickenburg, AZ Tours

ATSF Engine No. 761

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Engine No. 761, an 1890 vintage, is one of the steam locomotive workhorses of the main line between Chicago and the west. Included in the display located adjacent to the historic depot and Visitors Center, is the Tender and the 1900

Wickenburg, AZ Railroad History

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Take a step back in time and feel the excitement and romance of the West at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, known as "Arizona's Most Western Museum."

Wickenburg, AZ Museums

Vulture Peak

Vulture Peak Trail is a short but steep trail that takes hikers from the base of Vulture Peak (2,480 feet) to a saddle (3,420 feet) just below the summit in only two miles. From this point, experienced hikers can "scramble" up an extremely steep and narrow "chute"

Wickenburg, AZ Hiking Trails

Old Post Office

The Old Brick Post Office was built in 1930 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Before the time of the boardwalks, a single window served the people arriving on horseback to get their mail. This may have been the forerunner of the "drive - up window!"

Wickenburg, AZ Historic Buildings

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Vulture Mine

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