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

A visit to Phoenix would not be complete without a trip to the Grand Canyon National Park! As you fly over the South Rim, prepare to be amazed with birds-eye views of the canyon on the 60-minute flight. Enjoy "up-close" views of some of the most famous landmarks and a unique perspective of the grandeur of one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of the World". Choose to upgrade your experience to include a guided tour of the Grand Canyon National Park. Lunch will be provided during the ground time. Stop at one of the impressive South Rim overlooks and the Grand Canyon Historic Village where you'll be able to take pictures, enjoy the peaceful views or take a long walk along the rim of the Canyon. You may also see native wildlife. Afterwards, head back to the Grand Canyon Airport to continue your aerial journey, returning to Deer Valley airport in Phoenix via Sycamore Canyon Wilderness and the old mining town of Jerome.Aircraft Information: Aircraft used are Cessna Caravans and T207's. These high winged airplanes are perfect for flightseeing and picture taking. Every passenger has a window seat for unobstructed views of the spectacular sights below. Please note: The listed price does not include a USD20 per person fuel surcharge, payable at the time of tour check-in. The fuel surcharge is required by our local supplier and is not within our control. A private tour surcharge may apply, please see Additional Info for full details. Hotel pickup is available for this tour for an additional fee. Fees are determined based on the location of your hotel (USD35 to USD50). This service can be scheduled with the supplier directly, contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher which will be received after booking.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$239 Cultural & Theme Tours

Verde Canyon Railroad and Historic Jerome Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: DETOURS of ArizonaYour day will begin with an early morning pick up from most hotels in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area. You will head north to tour the heart of the Verde Valley. Along the way, learn about the history, culture and geology of Arizona.Your first tour stop will be the historic mining town of Jerome. During your time in this historic mining ghost town - the largest ghost town in North America! While here, uncover the history that made it "Wickedest Town in the West".Following your stop in Jerome, you will then visit the Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale. While at the museum, learn about the second oldest known metal in the world and all the practical uses for it.After your time at the museum, you will be taken to the Verde Canyon railroad, where your first class seat and hor d'oeuvres await you. Take in the beauty of your surroundings, as the train makes it's four hour journey through the valley.At the conclusion of the trip, your guide will be awaiting you at the station to take you back south to Phoenix.Duration: 12 hours