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Jerome, Arizona

Jerome, Arizona

Jerome was built on Cleopatra Hill above a vast deposit of copper. Its mines were nourished and exploited by financiers who brought billions of dollars of copper, gold and silver, from its depths.

After the mines closed in 1953 and "King Copper" left town, the population went from a peak of 15,000 in the 20s to some 50 persons. A few hardy souls remained: The Jerome Historical Society guarded the buildings against vandalism and the elements, the Douglas Mansion was made a State Park in 1965 and Jerome became a National Historic Landmark in 1976. During the 60's and 70's, the time of the counter culture, Jerome offered a haven for artists. Soon newcomers and Jerome old timers were working together to bring Jerome back to life. Today, Jerome is very much alive with writers, artists, artisans, musicians, historians, and families. They form a peaceful, colorful, thriving community built on a rich foundation of history and lore.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Jerome, AZ

Mormon Lake Trails

Dairy Springs Trail #136 This short, self-guided nature trail is most popular with campers at Dairy Springs Cam...

Poco Diablo Resort Golf

Course Access: ResortHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Aspen Valley Golf Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 10 days...

Montezuma's Well

Montezuma Castle National Monument is well known among tourists who exit Interstate 17 on their way north to the Grand Canyon...

Mountain Ranch Stables

Horse back trail rides, hay rides, cowboy singing. Great trails, horses, guides and prices....