Tegner Street

Tegner Street

Wickenburg, AZ

Historic downtown Wickenburg comprises of three major streets, Valentine, Tegner and Frontier. Alternate streets crossing those mentioned above include Yavapai and Apache. Wickenburg was founded in 1863 and incorporated in 1909. The heart of our community is within this section. Our 1895 Historic Santa Fe Depot is the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, located on North Frontier Street. A few blocks away is the accredited Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Tegner Street used to be known as U.S. Highway 93 until 11 years ago when the road was diverted east of the downtown to accommodate heavy traffic heading to and from Las Vegas, Nevada and beyond. Tegner Street businesses are located on both sides of the street, as well as the Town of Wickenburg and Council Chambers. Individual business owners have over the past 30 years have purchased properties, some lease to small retailers, others who own have invested remodeling and restoration dollars. A few older buildings need assistance, along with small businesses who lease from property owners to refresh, paint, or add updated equipment, signage or landscaping. The Town of Wickenburg has invested three times in updating the historic district, adding antique lights, distinctive metal cowboy hats for pole tops, wayfair signage, parking areas, and sidewalks. Additional signage, light sensitive replacements for dark skies, kiosks, garbage containers, directional signage, large truck/horse trailer parking areas and landscaping is needed. Collaboration from the private sector has driven most of the improvements over the years.