Jerome (Arizona)

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Jerome is an old mining town in Northern Arizona.

Understand[edit]

Jerome is an old copper mining town set on the steep slopes of Cleopatra Hill between Prescott and Sedona. Once the fourth largest city in Arizona, it became one of the West's largest ghost towns in the 1950s. Now designated a National Historic District, the town has gained new life as an artist colony and tourist attraction.

Get in[edit]

Jerome is located along Highway 89A, which is a great road to experience, 27 miles from Sedona and 35 miles from Prescott.

Get around[edit]

A small town, Jerome is best seen on foot. Parking can be an issue, especially on weekends. The city runs a free shuttle during Art Walk weekends.

See[edit]

The main tourist section is on Main Street, a large loop with lots to see. The Mine Museum, galleries, restaurants, bars and shops are all on this loop. There are 5 levels to the town – stroll them all. The view from Jerome across the Verde Valley to Sedona is awesome.

  •    Mine Museum200 Main St +1 928-634-5477. Daily 9:30am-5pm. Has displays illustrating the history of mining in Jerome. A gift shop is also onsite. $2 (adults), $1 (seniors), free (children).
  •    Jerome State Historic Park100 Douglas Rd +1 928-634-5381. Daily 8:30am-5pm (park), 8:30am-4:45pm (museum). Home to the interesting Douglas Mansion, built in 1916 and now a museum devoted to the history of the area and of the Douglas family.
  •    Audrey Shaft Headframe ParkDouglas Rd (near Jerome State Historic Park). Daily 8am-5pm. Visitors can stand on glass above a 1,900-ft mining shaft, with the largest wooden headframe still standing in Arizona. Free.

Do[edit]

The city hosts an Art Walk on the first Saturday of each month from 5pm to 8pm, with more than twenty galleries taking part. Free parking is available at the middle and lower parking areas and by the Old Jerome High School, and a free shuttle runs regularly up and down Main Street.

Buy[edit]

Jerome's High Street

Don't forget to leave some time to check out the excellent art galleries and antique stores. Stop in at one of the local pottery stores like Made in Jerome and they will prepare pieces designed especially for you.

  •    Old Jerome High School. There are 15 working studios in the Old Jerome High School. Plein Air artist Mark Hemleben is well-known for his Jerome masterpieces and has his galley/studio in this complex.
  •    Knit 1 Bead 2301 Main St (above the police station),  +1 928-634-7236, e-mail: . W-Su 12pm-5pm. Has a fantastic selection of hand-dyed yarn and beads as well as an entire room of crafts created by Jerome residents.

Eat[edit]

The Asylum Restaurant
  •    The Flatiron416 Main St +1 928-634-2733. W-M 8am-4pm. Has a new owner in 2012 but will maintain the same great casual menu and great espresso.
  •    Gisele's Cafe & Bakery115 Jerome Ave +1 928-649-3847. Home to Arizona's best cream puff. Breakfast and lunch.
  •    Haunted Hamburger410 Clark St +1 928-634-0554. Daily 11am-9pm. Shares ownership with Grapes Restaurant & Bar, run by a real pro who knows what people want.
  •    Quince Grill & Cantina363 Main St +1 928-634-7087. New Southwest cuisine.

Drink[edit]

  •    Paul & Jerrys Saloon206 Main St +1 928-634-2603. Local color galore. Live music most weekends.

Sleep[edit]

Jerome Grand Hotel

Go next[edit]

Routes through Jerome
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