Getting There -- From Phoenix, drive north on I-17, then west on Ariz. 74, continuing west on U.S. 60. From Prescott, take Ariz. 89. If you're coming from the west, take U.S. 60 from I-10. U.S. 93 comes down from I-40 in northwestern Arizona.

Visitor Information -- Contact the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, 216 N. Frontier St. (tel. 800/942-5242 or 928/684-5479; The visitor center is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

Special Events -- Gold Rush Days, held on the second full weekend in February, is the biggest festival of the year in Wickenburg and has been for more than 60 years. Events include gold panning, a rodeo, and shootouts in the streets. On the second full weekend in November, the Bluegrass Festival features fiddle and banjo contests. On the first weekend in December, Wickenburg holds its annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, with lots of poetry and music.

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