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Audrey Headframe Park

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Address: Douglas Road, Jerome, AZ

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The Deepest Hole You'll Ever Stand Over

I had been to Jerome countless times in the past, but never knew about this attraction. The Audrey shaft (constructed in 1918) was one of the two shafts drilled near the Douglas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I had been to Jerome countless times in the past, but never knew about this attraction. The Audrey shaft (constructed in 1918) was one of the two shafts drilled near the Douglas Mansion by the United Verde Extension Company. The other shaft nearby is the Edith, constructed in 1913. Betwen 1919 and 1938, the Audrey shaft yielded over 320,000 tons... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Quick, 5 to 20 min stop near the Jerome state historic park. You can look down the shaft standing over glass, but it was so dirty looking through the grates allowed a better look. No charge. There are picnic tables at the little park as well.

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orange county
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

While we were staying in Jerome, we made a quick run down the hill to check out the mine shaft I'd read so much about online. I wandered around the exhibit for a little while then wiped off the plexiglass cover and peered down into the shaft. Deeper than the Empire State Building is high, it is indeed deep. Hard... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We wanted to do a 1/2 day trip into Jerome while vacationing in Sedona, so we were unwilling to invest too much time in any one activity. This stop was easy, quick and had signs explaining the mine, some history and was definitely enough to give us an overview of the importance of the mining industry in this area. Views... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

we stayed 10 minutes but learned and had fun at the stop. great combo after the Jerome historical visit

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Woodinville, Washington
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a small historic park of the mine shaft from the early 1900s. The museum is up the street, but not free. The various signs tell you of the significants of what you are looking at. Amazing when you think about that period and what their working life would have been like. Worth the short investment of time.

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Union, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This stop is interesting. Shows real mining equipment at a real mine. Great history. Well worth a stop.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

but so glad we stopped! It was a great little history lesson and my kids (10 and 13) loved looking down the mine shaft. Totally worth a 15-20 minute stop!!

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Marinette, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

If this was the only thing you did in Jerome it would be worth the trip. Take the time to read the history and look down the mine shaft, its pretty amazing to think men used to go down there.

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OLYMPIA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Immediately adjacent to the Douglas Mansion, the Audrey Headframe is an interesting structure as a reconstruction of the equipment infrastructure that hauled men and equipment down into the mine and ore back to the surface. You can stand on a glass platform and attempt to look down into the abyss that ia 1900 feet deep. That is the equivalent to... More 

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