The main programming of the Rural Policy Forum will be held in the Wickenburg Community Center. Click here for directions to the Community Center.
*Note: AT&T & T-Mobile phone service does not work well in the entire Wickenburg area.
About Wickenburg, Arizona:
Saddle-up for a trip to the historic, high-desert town of Wickenburg, where the cowpokes roam and the Western lifestyle still thrives.
Located 50 minutes northwest of Phoenix on the Hassayampa River, Wickenburg prides itself as being the most western town in Arizona. It just might be true, as visitors are more than welcome to clink their spurs at dude ranches and bask in the town’s Old West history.
Be a cowboy for a few days at one of several guest ranches. Sample cowboy life with horseback riding, roping, and rounding; then wind down in the evening hours with such modern amenities as spa treatments or a round of golf.
Wickenburg’s historic downtown district honors its past while still keeping up with the times. Stroll past historic buildings – popping into art galleries and western decor shops – while your electric car is hitched to a Tesla Supercharger station.
The Desert Caballeros Western Museum houses an impressive collection of art – don’t miss the bola ties, Arizona’s official neckwear. Venture further out to take a guided tour of Vulture Mine, an abandoned gold mine credited with bringing Wickenburg its first settlers.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum:
In this nationally recognized center for Western art, history, and culture, Western fine art mingles with life-scale recreations of early 1900’s Wickenburg. Core to the collection are works by George Catlin, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and Taos Society of Artists. Works by Deborah Fellows, Maynard Dixon, Alan Houser, Curt Walters and more offer an enriching contemporary presentation. Downstairs, experience what life was like for the early miners and ranchers of Wickenburg by exploring life-sized replicas of a street scene, ranch, and Victorian home from 1912 Wickenburg, recreated from actual historical photographs and maps. With an eye on the horizon, DCWM hosts its annually revered Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of West Invitational Exhibition and Sale each spring, a gathering of more than 50 of the country’s finest women artists whose artwork captures the spirit and lifestyle of the American West.
Wickenburg Ranch is an exceptional community that provides residents who have a pioneering spirit the chance to create the spectacular life they want, all within the cozy desert mountains of Wickenburg, Arizona. From luxury homes to one-of-a-kind unique amenities, boundless hiking trails, and culinary delights in the working kitchen, Wickenburg Ranch’s heart, and soul encompasses a freeing tranquility shared with recapturing the lost charm of a neighborly handshake and hello. Close enough to live away from it all, Wickenburg Ranch is a short drive from the Phoenix-metro area a few hours from Las Vegas, minutes from Lake Pleasant, and on the doorstep of the historic town of Wickenburg.
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