"A Town Resurrected--Jerome, Arizona" Top 5 Page for this destination Jerome by VeronicaG
Jerome Travel Guide: 62 reviews and 137 photos
Jerome sits at an elevation of 5,246 feet atop Cleopatra Mountain. Splendid views can be had from these heights! The gorgeous Verde Valley stretches below and the Mingus Mountains reach to the sky.
Jerome was founded in 1846 and thrived in copper mining. Then bad times came long, the mine closed and Jerome languished. Then in the 1960's things began to change slowly. Today, it's an artsy town!
The streets seem to rise in tiers as they cling to the side of the mountain. Antique shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants punctuate the streetscape. Suddenly, it has become a place tourists love to visit.
As we walked to a restaurant, a guide led a group of about 20 people to the site of a historic building. Jerome has come alive and is thriving once again.
As we drove from Sedona to Phoenix, we took a sidetrip to Jerome, Arizona and through the lush Verde Valley. This area... more travel advice
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