Welcome to Jerome

When the mines petered out in 1953, Jerome's population plummeted from 15,000 to just 50 stalwarts, practically overnight. Then came the '60s, and scores of hippies with an eye for the town's latent charm. They snapped up crumbling buildings for pennies, more or less restored them and, along the way, injected a dose of artistic spirit that survives to this day inside the numerous galleries scattered across town. A bohemian joie de vivre permeates the place, and at times it seems like every shop is peddling wine, art and good times.

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$397 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Grand Canyon South Rim Tour by Airplane

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, ArizonaScenic, narrated flight over Sedona to Grand Canyon, 30 minute overflight of the widest and deepest part of the canyon, about 1 hr. return..Stop At: Westwind Air Service, Phoenix, ArizonaScenic, narrated flight to the Grand Canyon, overflight of the widest and deepest part of the canyon, land and have a 3 hr. ground tour into the National Park.Duration: 3 hours

$72.95 Cultural & Theme Tours

Small-Group Tour: Historic Shuttle Tour in Jerome, Arizona

Explore the back roads of Jerome, one of the largest ghost towns in America, in the comfort of a climate-controlled shuttle van. Learn about the history of this once great industrial giant of a town from an expert local guide. During your 1.5 hour tour, which includes limited walking, you will see: United Verde Copper Company, Phelps Dodge Mine, The Little Daisy Mine, and Audrey Headframe and Shaft. View the ruins of Jerome's, old churches, schools, copper mines and diminished neighborhoods - some which have completely disappeared.Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

$129 Cultural & Theme Tours

Small-Group Tour: Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle

We will pick you up at most Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe hotels, with the Mesa Hilton pick up point in Mesa. The tour is an incredible mixture of beautiful scenery and the history of Native Americans in Arizona. Visit Montezuma Castle, a Sinagua Indian ruin. Walk along the path and read about this amazing cliff dwelling built in the pre-Columbian era, approximately 1100 to 1425 AD. Next, experience the breathtaking Red Rocks of Sedona. USA Weekend named this town as their top location in their Most Beautiful Places in America list.We will tour this amazing town as your guide points out the various multi-hued rock formations jutting from the high desert floor. Enjoy the views from the Chapel of the Holy Cross. We'll spend time in Uptown Sedona for picture taking, shopping and lunch. Then join us and explore the town of Jerome, Arizona. This town, located on Mingus Mountain, was formerly a copper mining camp founded in 1876. It became a "ghost town" when the Phelps Dodge Mine closed in 1953, but now bosts a population of local artists.

$87.88 Cultural & Theme Tours

Classic Historic Tour of Jerome AZ

Classic Historic Tour of Jerome - Includes Jerome, Cottonwood and Clarkdale!Departs from Sedona via Hotel or similar pickupLength: 4 1/2 hours When planning a trip to Arizona, a visit to Jerome and the Verde Valley are a “must do”. Recently voted as one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns” by BudgetTravel.com readers, the former mining town of Jerome is one of the most popular sites in Northern Arizona to visit. On this 4 ½ hour tour, our guide will pick you up at your hotel, resort, timeshare in one of our comfortable, climate-controlled vans. While your guide narrates the rich history of the Verde Valley, you will travel through historic Cottonwood, once called the “Bootleg Capital of Arizona” for good reason as you will learn.From there, you will travel through historic Clarkdale, built by Senator Clark who owned the largest copper mine in Jerome. Clarkdale was designed as one of the first company towns in the United States. Next, begin your 1800 foot ascent up Mingus Mountain into Jerome. You will experience some of the most panoramic and awesome vistas anywhere in Arizona. Your guide will narrate historic stories and legends about this former Billion Dollar Copper Camp once known as “The Wickedest Town in the West”.Upon your arrival in Jerome, you guide will drive you from the bottom to the top and all around this National Historic Landmark. You will be taken to back alleys, former brothel sites and other historic areas seldom seen by many visitors to this quaint, historic town.Site you will visit or see:Learn about the rich history of SedonaHistoric Clarkdale and CottonwoodJerome's Famous Sliding JailThe Audrey HeadframeJerome's Famous Brothel AreaThe United Verde Copper Company Owned by Senator William A. Clark The Little Daisy Mine Owned by Jimmy "Rawhide" DouglasThe Numerous Other Historic Sites Transport and historic narration by a knowledgeable guide in a comfortable Van type vehicle is provided. 90 minutes on your own for shopping or lunch. Discount lunch coupons provided!Gratuities for guides additional.

$42.95 Cultural & Theme Tours

Haunted History Ghost Walk in Jerome, Arizona

This intriguing one hour walking tour through the historic buildings and ruins of central Jerome combines Jerome's historical past with a variety of haunting ghost stories. Ghost meters are included and E.M.F. meters are available. This tour includes history, ghost sightings, and accounts of re-occurring paranormal activity. Your knowledgeable guide will offer you the latest and most pertinent information on Jerome's history and hauntings.You will hear tales of Jerome’s nearly lawless early days, the many disasters that plagued Jerome, the dangers of the blast furnace, and much more.

$64.95 Cultural & Theme Tours

Small-Group Main St Ghost Adventure in Jerome

Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before departure time. Waiver of liability forms are required, as well as, good hiking shoes, and cameras.  You will be escorted through the back roads of Jerome, AZ and this will entail rough terrain.You will get to visit the Brothel District where the girls would work all night. Hear how Jerome's territorial jail blew up and slid down a hill and follow along to the Main St. saloon and gambling district.You will be provided with specialized equipment to conduct a paranormal investigation. Have your phones charged as this will be your best method of recording your paranormal experiences. Jerome is built on a steep mountain side called Cleopatra Hill at an altitude of 5,000 feet.  Please be prepared for a vigorous walk.