Once home to the largest copper mine in Arizona, Jerome is a flourishing arts community today. Begin your visit by learning about the town’s mining past at the Jerome State Historic Park. Then, browse the galleries. Don’t miss Nelly Bly, the self-proclaimed largest kaleidoscope dealer in the world.
When you need a break, head to the Haunted Hamburger for a burger, fries and shake. (Yes, it’s haunted.) Or, venture up to the Asylum at the Jerome Grand Hotel for more upscale fare. (In case you’re wondering, it’s haunted, too.)
Since Jerome is built on the side of a mountain, expect sharp inclines and lots of stairs. Parking can also be difficult at times.