Watson Lake (Prescott) by Michael Wilson
Located along Bridle Creek, tucked in the hills of the Aquarius Mountains, Bagdad is an off-the-beaten-path sort of a place. But that’s part of its appeal.
This small copper mining town in North Central Arizona, lies about 100 miles northwest of Phoenix and 60 miles west of Prescott. The town slowly developed alongside local mining operations in the late 19th century and still maintains that charming small-town feel. Bagdad also holds the distinction of being one of only two company towns left in Arizona, where the mine owns many of the local businesses and houses in the area.
Bagdad’s an athletic town, boasting a family-friendly aquatic center, basketball and football games, and a golf course, not to mention parks, hiking, and the Bagdad Museum. Get a taste of life in this close-knit community at one of the town’s regular events, or arrange to tour the mine to see the sophisticated operations of a contemporary copper mine.Visit City Site
Town of Bagdad | 700 Palo Verde | Bagdad, AZ | (928) 633-6001 | www.bagdadaztown.com
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