High above the desert floor, Jerome, Arizona is an old mining town. With renovated old buildings and plenty of ruins from days passed the ghost town has turned into a blossoming tourist attraction and day-trip from Phoenix, Flagstaff, or Sedona. A steep hill filled with switchbacks and twists serves as the main street and here visitors are able to find shops, restaurants, and even a few hotels for those interested in staying the night. Jerome is a unique town and has enough interesting and strange sites to fill up a full day of walking around.
- Built on the clay ground, the Sliding Jail has slowly slipped 2,500 feet from its original location.
- What is now ruins and rubble, The Bartlett Hotel was in a previous life the most beautiful and stately building in town.
- The highest building in the Verde Valley is the Jerome Grand Hotel. Built in 1927, there are some great views to be had from this once stately building.
- Take good shoes: Since the ground is largely clay and it is known to rain unexpectedly in this part of the state walking can get a little tricky if it’s slippery.
- Check out the Gold King Mine Museum and Jerome State Historic Park, both of which have plenty of information about the history of this little town.