A fabulous place to go when visiting Arizona.
I love this little town! It is a fun place to visit because of the artsy boutiques, delicious restaurants, and incredible wineries.
Quite a neat little mountain town! Located on Cleopatra Hill. 5,200 ft. elevation.
And every time I go to Jerome, AZ…
I like it even more!
To start the day in Jerome… you must shop at a few stores that have local artists showcasing their pottery, paintings, glassblowing etc. The art is scattered throughout the quaint stores.
Then it’s time for lunch, I highly recommend The Haunted Hamburger.
My friend and I started out with Bloody Marys and enjoyed huge delicious burgers!
Jerome was a Mining Town back in the day.
Jerome is known for being the largest Ghost Town in America as well.
Because of that… many proprietors boast of ghosts.
450 people call Jerome home… but who knows how many ghosts call it home?
Jerome Grand Hotel which was a hospital in the early 1900’s had 10,000 people die during it’s time of existence as a hospital.
Another ghostly area is…
Gold King Mine Ghost Town
A great gift shop is inside and a fabulous ghost yard of old buildings, chickens and trucks.
The owner has done a fabulous job making sure this place stays true to it’s name.
I was in heaven when I was able walk around the town and photograph some old trucks! I love the old trucks of the desert!
Enjoy the Truck Slideshow!
The tour of the Ghost Yard and Trucks got me all geared up for a local winery tasting.
But a Jerome visit must end with a quick stop for a cappuccino at The Jerome Grand Hotel.
Where else can you sit and enjoy a cappuccino where a coffin is displayed??
Please stop over to see Ingrid at Live Laugh RV
and read all about her visit to Jerome with her daughter. Her great photos will make you wish you were accompanying them.
Oh, and my friend JoHanna Massey did a fabulous post (with music as well) on Gold King Mine of Jerome. Hope you can visit her.
Until Next Time ~Nancy
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I’m with you and always enjoy visiting Jerome. There’s so many little things to explore and discover. Thanks for the mention and now I’ll go check out the other blog link 🙂
Hi Ingrid! I also started a collection of wine glasses. Every time I go to Jerome… I visit the glass blowing artist, Tracy, and purchase one of his hand made wine glasses.
I agree, Nancy, Jerome is great ( and I think it’s too long since my last visit!) thanks for posting and reminding me about it 🙂
I want to go back again and again! I enjoy the shopping, less crowded then Sedona…!! And a different kind of beauty!
Looks like a cool place to visit, Nancy! I like these trucks. 🙂 They make wine, wow!
The winery is actually the place to taste their wine. The grapes are grown and harvested near Wilcox, AZ.
I had no idea AZ can grow grapes. Excuse me… 🙂
I have to say… I didn’t either until I saw it with my own eyes! it’s true… and AZ makes some pretty good wine!
Thank YOU for visiting!
Nancy I have to say the Bloody Mary looks like it could be lunch in itself! What a fascinating town. Looks like great fun to explore.
We had already ordered our hamburgers and then these bloody marys arrived! HOLY COW we said!
The next time I’m over there (whenever that might be), I’m sure Jerome, AZ will be on my ‘must see’ list. What a gorgeous little town.
Oh what fun we would have!
Absolutely Nancy – one day 🙂
Must put this on list of places to explore…yep yep yep!
Oh… I know you would love these trucks! But best of all I could be your tour director!
And the wonderful fun (and trouble) we could get into 🙂
I can count the ways!!!
Having read Ingrid’s a little while back I was already intrigued by Jerome…Your post clinched it for me – I must visit! Some great photos here too.
Thank you my sweet! If you come this way… I will take you! It is a fun little town!
One day I might take you up on that!
Counting on it!
Lovely post dear Nancy. It is just the best time to eat and drink your way through a day in Jerome.
Thank you for the reference to my Junkyard post. I linked both my Jerome pieces back to yours.
Desert gal solidarity rules!
You betcha! Johanna… are you enjoying being back?? I know you are… but had to ask. 🙂
Thank You for linking back to me… you sweet pea!
Oh yes…just printed out the directions for this weekends adventure.
Love Jerome! It’s a beautiful little town.
Love it too. Thank You for visiting!
So glad you stopped by! Thank You Again!
So much to ponder about all you’ve shared of Jerome, Nancy 🙂 The hospital claiming 10,000 deaths leads me to believe there’s good reason for the hotel that now occupies it to be haunted 😉 And wine in Arizona?? Who knew. Or that Jerome is the largest ghost town (and I’ve never even heard of Jerome!) So thanks for sharing your time spent there – it was fun to learn about and fun to see how much you enjoy it there!
Believe it or not… I like Jerome better then Sedona! Sedona has beautiful red rock formations… but the town is way over priced, crowded and just not my kind of place to have fun in. Jerome has some pretty views, wineries, artists and great boutiques along with great food. AND IT’s HAUNTED! HA HA HA HA
By the way… Stacey… thank you for visiting!
My pleasure, Nancy 🙂
We’ve driven through Jerome twice but never got out of the car and walked around. I’ve read enough blogs now that we will stop and spent some time:) That Bloody Mary looks sooo good and we would love the cappuccino!!
A neat town! Please make sure to go up the hill to Gold King Ghost Town! 👻
Great photos! It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Jerome.
A return visit for you my friend! You would capture some great shots!
We have driven by but never stopped. Always on our way elsewhere. Will plan a stop next time! Thanks.
Oh a must stop… and please get up to Gold King Ghost Town… as well! Just a neat town!
Hello Nancy! We’ve been to Arizona many times, but we have never been to Jerome. You put together such a wonderful photo essay which conveys the wonderful spirit of the place. And what a great tour of all the sights and restaurants you laid out for us. We shall have to visit this very interesting place. Thanks for this interesting and informative post! :))
Thank you for stopping by!
Jerome is a fun place to visit and I never tire of it.
A fun destination!