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“Ghost Town on the side of a Mtn” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Jerome State Historic Park

Jerome State Historic Park
State Route 89A, Jerome, AZ 86331
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Jerome
Type: Ghost Towns, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Owner 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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“Ghost Town on the side of a Mtn”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

I like ghost towns but found Jerome frustrating. Parking is insane & we were there during the week in the off season. There's a few old bldg walls that you can see walking around but that's about it & 2 strings of little shops.

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North Bend, Oregon
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“It's all boarded up!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

Based on glowing Tripadvisor reviews, we went to Jerome instead of the over-played Sedona. Imagine our surprise when we drove up to the gate of the Jerome State Historic Park ... and found nothing but tumbleweeds. The place looked like it'd been closed for several years. No one seemed to know the story. But one local opined that the State of Arizona seems to care more about building highways than about people. Sounds about right based on all the road construction we passed on the way to Jerome.

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“Great old mansion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2007

The Jerome State Historic Park includes the Douglas Mansion & the surrounding grounds, with their displays of mining equipment. It is a 5 min drive out of the town of Jerome. As a state park, entrance is very reasonable & parking is free & plentiful.

Jerome's boom days began in 1876 & the mine owner built his imposing home in 1916. You'll need about 2 hours to see all the rooms & the grounds. In addition to seeing how the mine owner lived, there is plenty of information on mining techniques & the minerals found in the area.

JHSP has fantastic views in all directions. The design of the house was very much state of the art & the building has been carefully restored. The short film included in the tour is really helpful in understanding the amazing history of Jerome.

We visited the JSHP at the end of our visit to Jerome; in retrospect I'd do the reverse. The film is a great starting point as it identifies the most interesting places to visit.

Jerome is a really great place to see, very charming, easy on the eye & with lots of galleries to browse around. Quite unique, I'd say. JHSP is a 'must see' for anyone spending time in the area.

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