This former mining town that dates back to the late 1800s is now a thriving artists’ community and beautiful destination perfect for a getaway.

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A point to ponder: Jerome once produced three million pounds of copper each month. That’s a lot of copper!

Once Arizona’s third-largest city, when mining operations halted, nearly all of the 15,000 people who lived in Jerome at the peak of the copper boom left the area. The few who remained promoted Jerome as a historic ghost town. More recently, the town’s resident reinvented this mile-high town as an enclave of art studios, shops, and galleries ideal for exploring.

With sweeping views of the entire Verde Valley, today's Jerome welcomes history buffs and art lovers alike with its homey vibe and variety of wonderful restaurants, charming lodging, and dozens of eclectic, artistic shops.

Perched on the side of Cleopatra Hill in the Mingus Mountains, Jerome is a great place to spend a weekend walking through the streets, admiring the historic buildings, visiting museums, shopping, and snapping pictures. Don’t forget to pack your comfortable walking shoes! Stay out after the sun goes down and embark on one of the ghost tours. It’s a spooky-good time, and you’ll learn so much about the history of this wonderful town.

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Jerome Chamber of Commerce | Jerome, AZ | (928) 634-2900 |

County It all started How High? Head Count
Yavapa 1899 5,066ft 444

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