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Jerome State Historic Park

State Route 89A, Jerome, AZ 86331
928-634-5381
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Jerome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Ghost Towns
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: This park is located on the grounds of the historic Douglas Mansion and Mine Museum and has displays on local mining history and methods.
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Jerome, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stand over a mine or in the miner's caged elevator (for free) or drop into the Douglas Mansion to get the real story of Jerome. Be sure to take the time to watch the video they show.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a great old town located on the side of a mountain near Sedona Az. It was originally developed as a copper mining city. Built on the side of a mountain it has maintained most of its originality. Many southwestern artists have moved into the old buildings which are amazing. The view of the Verde valley is breathing taking... More

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Florida
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited the state park and it's the best place to take pics of Jerome and the mountains! Pay $5 and do the tour of the museum which was an old mansion. It's well worth it! I would recommend stopping here at the beginning of your trip so you can watch the short video about the history of Jerome.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I spend 2 days at Jerome, the town was very small, but there were lots of history. The Ghost Inn was creepy, the history was rich, the museum was educational, the restaurants were great, but most of all the its people. Everyone there was so generous and kind! We were able to really relax and forget all... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I'm sorry to say that I didn't like this town at all. Dirty, run-down with spooky looking hotels, bars and tiny stores. Didn't want to get out of the car. Narrow, bumpy roads that lead up to the mountainside vistas. Took some pretty pictures of the valley, but that was all I cared about doing. Will never return again.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Jerome is an old mining town, with an amazing history. Seeing how people worked in the mining industry and how development the equipment was a hubdert years ago is very impressive. the town itself is cute, with many little stores, bars and old buildings to see. People are relaxed and friendly and there are many outside seating opportunities with ashtrays... More

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Blanchester, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Enjoyed the rock sample exhibit and the models of the town and mine. Lots of old photographs. Mansion had some rooms as they were originally but not as many as we had hoped.

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Miami
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to this State park. The museum is housed in a 1916 mansion, which has interesting displays. We especially liked the rooms kept as they were when the Douglas family built it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We decided at the last moment to stop! Sure glad we did! Would recommend the 30 minute historical film about Jerome. The museum was really interesting. Lots of pictures and displays about the mines. By all means stop and look down the 1900 foot mine shaft outside the museum. You don't even have to pay the $5 admission to see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Jerome is a hidden gem of a little former mining town not far from Sedona. The Jerome State Historic Park is set in the former mansion of James S. Douglas, who developed the Little Daisy Mine beneath Jerome and brought out of the earth enormous amounts of silver and copper. The museum chronicles the mine history of the area and... More

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