The eclectic town of Jerome, Arizona

Jerome, AZ is an old mining town turned, vibrate artistic community and popular tourist destination—it’s one of those “off-the-beaten-path” type destinations that’s full of nooks, crannies and textures that just make you want to explore.  It’s a place where photographers of all levels will find exultation in.

Located high a top Cleopatra Hill at 5200′, Jerome provides sweeping views of Cottonwood and the red rock country of Sedona below. Founded in 1876, Jerome was once the 4th largest town in the Arizona Territory. The population once peaked at 15,000 and is now a mere 450.

In the late 60s, Jerome was designated a National Historic District. Today the area is a thriving tourist and artist community.   Being very centrally located, a stay in Jerome  makes for a great “home base” to explore the nearby areas of Cottonwood, Sedona and Prescott.

While in Jerome, you may want to check out the many unique shops, art galleries or saloons for some great music.

Click the following link to see more of my pictures of Jerome.  If you’ve been to Jerome before and/or know some hidden secrets or “must-do’s,” please post below. For more information on Jerome, check out the chamber website or the visitor website.

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3 Comments

  1. Ron
    April 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Nice job! We appreciate your view of our community and Thank You for taking the time to post this. Jerome truly is a remarkable place.

  2. Mike's Road Trip
    April 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Hi Ron…my pleasure! Thanks for stopping by Mike’s Road Trip. Agreed, Jerome is a cool place. Cheers, Mike

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