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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.

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Things to do near Jerome, AZ

Smoki Museum

Opened in 1935, the mission of the Smoki Museum is to promote an understanding and appreciation for the historic and prehisto...

Mormon Lake Snow Skiing

Located a short drive south of Flagstaff in a forested region of volcanic mountains and lakes, the Mormon Lake Ski Touring...

Heritage Park Zoo

Heritage Park Zoo is a refuge for exotic and native animals that have been orphaned or injured and are unfit for release into...

Stables in the Pines

Scenic rides through the Kaibab National Forest. Quality horses, experienced guides. 1/2-hour to all-day rides. Night rides a...

Flintstones Bedrock City

Remember The Flintstones, and how when you were a kid you wanted to visit Bedrock? Well, The Flintstone's Bedrock City (which...