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Jerome (Arizona)

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Jerome (Arizona)

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Jerome's Hotel Connor

Jerome [1] is an old copper mining town set on the steep slopes of Cleopatra Hill between Prescott and Sedona. Once the fourth largest city in Arizona, it became one of the West's largest ghost towns in the 1950s. Now designated a National Historic District, the town has gained new life as an artist colony and tourist attraction.

Get in[edit]

Jerome is located along Highway 89A, which is a great road to experience, 27 miles from Sedona and 35 miles from Prescott.

Get around[edit]

A small town, Jerome is best seen on foot. Parking can be an issue, especially on weekends. The city runs a free shuttle during Art Walk weekends.

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  • The Main Street tourist section is a large loop with lots to see. The Mine Museum and Store is on Main Street. Galleries, restaurants, bars and shops are all on this loop. There are 5 levels to the town. Stroll them all. The view from Jerome across the Verde Valley to Sedona is awesome. The Jerome State Park is off Douglas Road and is home to the interesting Douglas Mansion. Worth the visit. Old Jerome High School houses 15 galleries/studios.

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Jerome features many art galleries and unusual stores.

The city hosts an Art Walk [2] on the first Saturday of each month from 5 PM to 8 PM. More than 20 galleries take part.

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Don't forget to leave some time to check out the excellent art galleries and antique stores. Stop in at one of the local pottery stores like Made in Jerome and they will prepare pieces designed especially for you. There are galleries galore in Jerome including working studios in the Old Jerome High School. Plein Air artist Mark Hemleben is well-known for his Jerome masterpieces and has his galley/studio in this complex. Gallery 527 has a lovely sculpture garden and features local artists. Nellie Bly is the largest Kaleidoscope gallery in the US, located in little Jerome, AZ and Pura Vida has a stunning collection of art and great American crafts. The Jerome Artists Co-op is a large space(for Jerome) with many members, representing almost any medium you can imagine. Thinking of hand-made leather goods - wow - Altai Leather is filled with amazing bags, belts, hats, and lots of surprises,as well. Christy Fisher, clothing designer extra-ordinaire, has 2 retail spaces filled with her creative designs. Mag Pie and Fool on the Hill feature peace, love and really cool clothes.

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Jerome's High Street
  • Gisele's Cafe and Bakery. Breakfast and lunch.
  • Quince'. New Southwest cuisine.
  • Belgian Jennie's. Italian fare.
  • Haunted Hamburger. Typical Burger joint.
  • Mile High Grill. Burgers and salads with a full bar.
  • The Asylum in the Jerome Grand Hotel has a sophisticated menu and incredible view.
  • The Flat Iron Cafe Diner fare, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Bobby D's BBQ Arizona BBQ with a wide selection of local craft beer.

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Paul and Jerry's - local color galore. Live music most weekends. Spirit Room - live music, really jumping on the weekends. Great people watching corner.

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