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Douglas Mansion

Route 89A, Jerome, Jerome, AZ
520-634-5381
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Jerome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites, History Museums
Description: This former home of a mining baron became a state park and a museum in 1965.
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So Cal
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267 reviews 267 reviews
47 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This town is in a very interesting location, so visiting the Mansion is the key to understanding Jerome's history. Very cool indeed, and worth checking out on your way up the hill. All of Jerome is cool to see.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

For $5 the views and history are well worth the hour spent here. Great, memorable visit, and my second time here.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very interesting history of the mine and the town. I especially enjoyed seeing the movie and there was lots of memorabilia to see. It gave me an appreciation of where the town was at one time in history.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I am an old mining engineer. Jerome is one of the most famous copper mines ever due to its 1 billion pounds of copper and millions of ounces of gold and silver. They have done an excellent job of collecting not only a ton of great photos but good detail about the mines, the people who funded and operated the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was a great Mansion with lots of history to share. There were lots of pictures, artifacts and objects that were used during the mining season. There was also a short video that give an overview of the town. It's definitely worth to spend a few hours!

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London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
82 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

When you are heading uphill towards Jerome look out for the Brown Sign pointing to the right and head straight to this State Park Museum. There is a very good short film explaining the history of the town. This certainly helped us understand what we seeing when we wandered around Jerome later in the morning. The museum has a nice... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The problem with these historic houses is that they never fell as if anybody had ever lived there. While the mining exhibition was very informative the rest of it was a bit of a lottery. Or maybe I was jet lagged.

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Dickinson, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was a gem we accidentally ran upon in Arizona. We were returning to our RV park and took the back way . . . winding up in Jerome. As we drove through the winding streets carved into the side of the mountain I exclaimed to my husband that it looked like Italy. He said, How would you know to... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great place to see a complete history of Jerome. The cost was only $5. It was a great place for scenenic photos and it has a nice gift shop.

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Chandler, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a last minute thought for us to visit, and I'm really glad we DID! Definitely stay for the entertaining...and informative video about the history of Jerome! We're glad we stopped and are amazed at what Jerome has seen in it's history!

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