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“See the Museum in the Park, then the Town of Jerome”

Jerome State Historic Park
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Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Jerome
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Owner description: The Douglas Mansion has been an eye-catching landmark in Jerome since 1916, when James S. Douglas built it on the hill just above his Little Daisy Mine. This former home is now a museum devoted to the history of the Jerome area and the Douglas family. The museum features photographs, artifacts and minerals in addition to a video presentation and a 3-D model of the town with its underground mines. There are more displays outside along with a picnic area offering a beautiful panoramic view of the Verde Valley.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Jerome, Arizona is a great place to spend a day or weekend. It is the most vertical town in the USA. The art galleries display amazing talent. The town is rich in history and quirks. To fully appreciate Jerome, your first stop should be an hour in the museum in the State Park. See a replica of the web of mines beneath the town. Read how union sympathizers were taken from their beds, put on a train headed west, never to be seen or heard from again. The old buildings are impressive, as are the tales of the ghosts that inhabit the town. After the town was abandoned, squatters moved in and turned the town into an artist community. It is an Arizona 'Must-See'!

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Interesting video details the mining history and what life was like in the early to mid 1900's in Jerome. 3D Maps, pictures, and hardware show what the mines were like and how they worked.

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Our first stop in Jerome. Very informative museum - great movie of the history of Jerome narrated by a "ghost". Lots of great mining equipment on view. Don't miss stopping at the little park at the bottom as you're leaving....that is where the glass covered view of the mine shaft is!

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

The park has some amazing views of the valley and the surrounding area, and it also has some old drill equipment. But other than that, theres not much to do here, instead its just cool to pass through and stop real fast for the looks.

Thank Devon E
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Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

This is definitely a old town with history. I would recommend anyone which can just watch clouds as they walk close to them and tour this rustic town! Great flavorful places to eat! Great bars! Excellent shopping for little trinkets and art!

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