Beautiful Scenery along the way
Bikers roaring through!
Well worth a visit if combined with Sedona and the Grand Canyon.
Some old western towns downplay the role prostitution played in their history. Jerome celebrates it and has a large display in the museum about it. If you have ever wondered, the term "Red-light District" originated when railroad men would leave their red lanterns outside brothels so they could be located in times of emergency.more
The Mine Museum is located in the old Fashion Saloon Building which was built in 1898. The museum only costs $2 and has a nice set of displays on the history of Jerome. Photo 1 is the outside of the building. Photo 2 shows part of the display concerning James "Rawhide Jimmy" Douglas who helped start Jerome (You can learn much more about the Douglas...more
This building has one of the most colorful histories of any in Jerome. It began as Jennie's Place. Jennie Banters was a notorious prostitute in Jerome in the late 1800s and the early 1900s. She opened Jennie's Place. After it was closed down the building was made into the Sullivan Hotel. Today it houses the Nelly Bly and Nelly Bly II a couple of...more
Spook Hall was the site of a private residence built in 1898 which burned to the ground shortly after it was built. The present building was built there in 1916. It has been a grage, an addition to a motor company, a J. C. Penney's, and is currently a Community Center. I am not sure how it got the name "Spook" Hall.more
This is the building that housed the Pay-n-Takit Safeway Grocery Store one of the first Safeway Stores in the area. Today it houses a nice restaurant called The Red Rooster. I heard the food here is very good. I opted to eat at The Haunted Hamburger so I cannot give a first hand account. I did, however, meet a couple of the workers from the...more
164 Main St., Jerome, Arizona, 86331, United States
Good for: Business
I recommend the Ghost City Inn very highly. A very historic place. She fixes a Fantastic breakfast...more
309 Main Street, Jerome, Arizona, 86331, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
No trip to Jerome is complete without a stop at The Haunted Hamburger. The menu is great as is the service. The history of the location as a rooming house complete with haunting spirits. We didn't see/hear any on our trip but I can imagine any building 100+ years old has some stories to tell. The house burger of course. It was done to perfection...more
I heard the food at the Red Rooster Cafe was very good. I opted to eat at The Haunted Hamburger so I cannot give a first hand account. I did, however, meet a couple of the workers from the restaurant and they were nice guys. The Red Rooster is open 11 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday and 11AM to 4PM on weekends.more
Haunted Hamburger is located in the historic Rykoff Apartments Building built in 1920. It is located far up the hillside on Clark Street and has a nice patio and a large picture window affording a spectacular view of the valley. Food was pretty good and the service was friendly. They also have a full service bar. I had the Fish Fillets and French...more
Stopping a local to ask for the best place to have lunch, we climbed up two street levels to find MILE HIGH Grill and Spirits.The restaurant has a small dining area in which a long counter runs the length of a bar. Upon entering, we saw that only two seats were available. Timing worked in our favor and we grabbed those two spaces.The room was...more
Paul and Jerry's Saloon was established as the Senate Saloon in 1899. It was sold not long after that and has been run by the same family since then. It has a long marble topped bar along one wall with a great backbar. There is a jukebox and a piano for music and a small dancefloor. There are also pool tables and dartboards in the back. The current...more
There is not much of a 'night life' in Jerome. Since there are only 300-500 residents of Jerome, the majority of the town is catered to visitors, and the majority of visitors are there during the day. The only place where I noticed any people hanging out after dinner was at the bar attached to the Connor Hotel (sorry, I don't remember what it was...more
114 Reviews and Opinions
If it's your first time to Jerome, I don't recommend getting there after dark. You have to go around lots of curves on your way up the mountain, and if you can't see anything, there is nothing preventing you from driving off the side.
Once you're in Jerome and settled, it's best to just walk to wherever you're going. Nothing is that far away.
There are several galleries for art, sculpture, jewelry and other artistic items in Jerome. One of the best places to shop for fine arts is the Raku Gallery. They are open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM, and are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. Another place to try is Nellie Bly's on Main. I would recommend checking out their website. They have a...more
Main Street had art galleries, antique shops and gift shops. Nelly Bly was one of those shops whose front windows beckoned one inside.A unique collection of kaleidoscopes, art glass and games filled the shop. As a child, I loved kaleidoscopes! In no time at all I was peering through the tubes glimpsing wondrous patterns of color. (For more info....more
Jerome, Arizona is NOT, I repeat NOT suitable for people who are even slightly afraid of heights.
I've been from one end of Arizona to the other and one thing that freaks me out everytime is the astonishing lack of GUARD RAILS on the windy, mountainous road! If you were driving and were to hiccup, sneeze, or take your eyes away from the road for even an instant - you could find yourself hurdling over a cliff.
The twists and turns going into and out of Jerome (approx. elevation level of 7,000 feet) are plentiful and quick. There is rarely a place to pull over on the road if you have to pee, change a flat, etc. So come prepared. We never had the opportunity to walk the streets - but it does look like a kick-butt place to visit with little gift shops and such.
If going, definately travel during daylight only. See how dark it is in my picture? See the white fuzzy haze in the mountains? That's not fog - those are clouds! Yes, Jerome is up that high... plus, just because this is Arizona - don't forget northern Arizona does get snow. This picture was taken January 28th, 2005 at approx. 4pm... gets dark quick and you don't want to drive on these roads in those conditions.
And lastly, I say this with some humor and with some seriousness - who's bright idea was it to build houses on stilts into a 30' angle into the mountain? Are you nuts? lol... Visit Jerome and judge for yourself if you would park your car on stilts made of not much more than twigs 7000 feet up! Happy traveling!
As we drove from Sedona to Phoenix, we took a sidetrip to Jerome, Arizona and through the lush Verde Valley. This area is about 90 miles from Phoenix and about 50 miles from Flagstaff.
The Verde River cuts through the valley and a sightseeing train allows one to view it's secrets by rail. You'll find national forests, where hiking, camping and fishing are popular pastimes.
The view of the Verde Valley from atop Cleopatra Mountain was breathtaking! The town of Jerome crowns its heights. To see Verde Valley, you can reach it easily off I-17.
This unique building perched on the corner of main street is the Connor Hotel , which has been operating since 1898. According to information provided by its website, it offers twelve historic rooms that have been renovated 'to the highest standards of comfort and convenience".I read that rooms range from $90 to $165 and include a private bathroom,...more
By all accounts, Jerome had all the feistiness of a wild west town. A plaque says it was 'the wickedest town around', so I guess it's no surprise that it had a brothel or two within the town limits. One account says '100 brothels'.The Old Sullivan Hotel was built by saloonkeeper and madam, Jennie Bauters in 1899. This was part of the 'red light...more