#2 of 100 Things To See & Do In Arizona
Jerome is a funky and friendly town that was precariously built on the side and top of Cleopatra Hill (5,200 feet) during the copper boom in territorial days. Today this quaint town, known as America's Most Vertical City, is a great place to shop, relax and enjoy life at a different beat.
Tourists flock to this photographer's paradise to soak up the historical vide of this once thriving mining camp. Now Jerome is an artists colony that boasts a population of 450 "counterculture" individuals, each with "unique" visions that are on display in the community's 40 galleries and studios.
Make a night of it with a stay at the Jerome Grand Hotel, which was built as a Miner's Hospital in the roaring 20s. As the highest public building in the entire Verde Valley, you'll enjoy breathtaking views and perhaps a few unexpected "ghostly" visitors. The hotel was featured on the Zak Bagans Paranormal Challenge where paranormal investigators compete against each other to find the most compelling evidence.
You'll definitely want to add this modern day ghost town to your list of things to see and do in Arizona.