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“Jerome, AZ”

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 April 11, 2013

While we did visit and enjoyed the State Historic Park and the mansion with very interesting displays about the copper mining industry that once flourished here, I really wanted to say a few things about the town itself. We really enjoyed our visit to Jerome and liked that we could park our car and walk through the streets. We shopped a little, had drinks in a pub, and enjoyed a great lunch at Quince's 15 restaurant. Our first stop was at the small visitor's center and while we got good information there, we found the attendant to be quite abrasive. She actually grabbed a map out of my friend's hand, scratching her in the process. Maybe she was having a bad day, but her attitude was our only negative in our visit to Jerome. I highly recommend the nice, scenic drive to this town for folks visiting the Sedona area.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Jerome is a very interesting little town. We have visited many times and this park has never been open. Our latest visit proved successful, as the park was open for business. We started with a 20+ minute video. This is a great way to acquaint yourself with Jerome and its history. It's narrated by a resident ghost. Humorous and very informative. Inside the park building is a great museum with a collection of Jerome historical items. Outside are old mining items. The view from the outside shows the Verde Valley on one side and Jerome on the other. If you look closely, you can see the Tuzigoot Indian Ruin in the distance.

1  Thank Kerry E
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

I visited Jerome 18 years ago. It was quite an experience for a MN resident. Today, the town still sits high in the mountains with fabulous views. The artisan occupants have changed greatly. Disappointing. And the historic mining bldg is now a huge change. Very modern with much more parking. Unfortunately it was closed at the time so we couldn't go in. When I return to Jerome some day I will book a night in spectacular hotel atop the town with views all the way to the Grand Canyon.

1  Thank VP T
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

I see the historic park and the Douglas Mansion are listed on TripAdvisor as separate attractions but they are inseparable in my mind so this is a review of the combination.

The views are fantastic and they have a nice picnic area outside along with some old mine equipment. Nearby are the headframes of two important mines.
All is easy access and little walking.

There is a tremendous amount of information and detail in the Douglas Mansion museum rooms if you are at all interested in the copper mining that went on in the area. It includes a comprehensive history of the Douglas family and the mines themselves.

The models of the two major mines are very detailed and insightful. You will be amazed at their detail and intricacies.

If nothing else, be sure to make time to see the video (about a half hour). I think it is the best-done historical-attraction video I have ever viewed.

1  Thank KenBColorado
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Always learn something new. Originally a home, it had a wine cellar, steam heat and something I have always coveted, a central vacuuming system. A particularly interesting exhibit is the 3-D model of Jerome showing the underground mines in comparison to everything else. Along with a restored period room, it offers photography exhibits and mining artifacts.

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