Jerome (Arizona)

Jerome's Hotel Connor

Jerome is an old mining town in Northern Arizona.

Understand

Jerome 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.

Climate

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Daily highs (°F) 50 53 60 68 78 88 91 87 82 71 58 49
Nightly lows (°F) 35 37 41 47 56 65 69 67 62 53 42 35
Precipitation (in) 1.6 2.0 2.1 0.9 0.6 0.5 2.2 3.2 1.7 1.3 1.3 1.5

   Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in

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

Get around

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.

See

The main tourist section is on Main Street, a large loop with lots to see. The Mine Museum, 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.

Do

The city hosts an Art Walk on the first Saturday of each month from 5PM to 8PM, with more than twenty galleries taking part. Free parking is available at the middle and lower parking areas and by the Old Jerome High School, and a free shuttle runs regularly up and down Main Street.

Buy

Jerome's High Street

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.

Eat

The Asylum Restaurant

Drink

Sleep

Jerome Grand Hotel

Go next

Routes through Jerome

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