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Jerome Arizona

Once a large mining town in the late 1800s and early 1900s with nearly 15,000 residents, Jerome has transformed into a popular tourist destination and cozy artist community with a population of 450.

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Why should I visit Jerome?

Rich in history and culture, Jerome has plenty of small town quirks to offer those who visit. This magnificent town was built on an incline, which is evident as soon as you enter Jerome; a few of the original buildings have slid down the hill, some fallen, some still standing.

Where is Jerome?

From Sedona, drive southeast on Hwy 89a through Cottonwood for about 25 miles until you enter Jerome.

What sort of Services and Amenities does Jerome offer?

With a selection of historic hotels, cozy inns, and comfortable bed and breakfasts, Jerome has all the amenities to accommodate the overnight traveler.

What can I do/see in Jerome?

  • Main Street: A stroll down Main Street offers a one of a kind experience. Shop for unique gifts, fine antiques, and handmade goodies, browse the art galleries, or enjoy homemade quiche at one of the local restaurants. 
  • Douglas Mansion State Park: Built in 1916, this adobe brick mansion now houses Jerome’s heritage museum. Be sure to check out the 3D model of the town complete with an underground tunnel system. 
  • Jerome Winery: Sit atop the wineries scenic patio and enjoy a nice glass of Jerome’s local vino. 
  • Gold King Mine and Ghost Town: At this historic gold mine you can watch demonstrations using antique mining equipment, explore the old mine shaft, and wander around the original blacksmith shop. 
  • Art Galleries: Home to many talented artists and craftspeople, Jerome is well known for its unique art scene. In town you will find numerous shops, jewelry stores, and art galleries with one of a kind items.

Other Jerome Arizona Resources

Jerome Historical Society

The Jerome Historical Society strives to share the story about the "Wickedest Town in the West."