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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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Hamburg, Germany
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Virginia Beach
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Watch for the sign to turn off and visit this building as you drive up the road to Jerome. The small entrance fee is well worth it. A charming video plays on a continuous loop, telling Jerome's history and featuring historical photos and statistics. The rangers at the building entrance give you the next start time for the video when... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Jerome is definitely worth the effort if you have the time. Yes, the history from the 1800's is interesting, but the aging hippie-artsy-partying-adventurous residents make it even more so. My favorite place is often not even mentioned. It's an old mine about 1/2 mile down a rock road from downtown. There's tons of really old vehicles, mining equipment, farm animals,... More

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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The houses were built into the side of the mountian. The roads were narrow but looking at this place was beautiful. There was a Lil garage built right into the mountian with a gate in front of it I was told it's just there for looks an the car hasn't moved in yrs! The Lil shops there were cute as... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The town and park of Jerome was a nice side trip - we visited the Ghost Town and then went to the cliff dweller Castle site. Jerome sits high on a hill, the town would be a hard walk around - but was a blue collar artsy town. Lots of little shops and food/bar places. Great views.

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Peoria, AZ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Takes you back in time and makes you appreciate all the amenties we can't live without! Take bottled water with you year round. It is dusty and windy....just like in the cowboy movies of yesteryear.

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