A historic copper mining town Jerome, Arizona was once known as the wickedest town in the west. Although it was a once booming mining
town, Jerome is now a ghost town with a population of just 450. Despite its small size, Jerome is a thriving tourist town. Jerome was the largest producer of copper, gold, and silver in Arizona simultaneously in the 1920s before the mines closed in 1953 and it became
the largest ghost town in the west. Beginning in the1960s, the town was restored with historic accuracy and revitalized as an arts community, featuring multiple art studios and galleries and a monthly Art Walk.
With a wide selection of wine tasting rooms, unique specialty shops, restaurants, hotels, and Bed & Breakfast's, there is no doubt Jerome is a truly special destination. Nestled a mile high on the side of Cleopatra Hill overlooking the Verde Valley with spectacular views of the Red Rocks of Sedona and the distant San Francisco Peaks above Flagstaff, Jerome is a clear 'don't miss' stop in Arizona.
Today, Jerome is very much alive with writers, artists, artisans, musicians, historians, and families. They form a peaceful, colorful, thriving community
built on a rich foundation of history and lore. Highs are in the 90s in the summer with lows in the mid to upper 60s. In the winter, daytime weather is around 50 degrees with overnight temperatures sometimes dropping below freezing. It is sunny almost all year round but gets some rain, fog, and even snow.