This one time: Visiting A Ghost Town in Jerome

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When I searched on Pinterest for some ideas of what to do in Arizona, I couldn’t help but to be intrigued by the many images of Jerome’s “Ghost Town”, a small town just a short drive outside of Sedona.

Ever the childhood enthusiast, I decided in an instant that IΒ simply mustΒ make it a stop on my Arizona road trip — and so I did. Here’s what to expect when you visit Jerome’s Ghost Town…

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Visiting the Jerome Ghost Town

Jerome itself is a small town in the black hills of Yavapai County, Arizona. It won’t take long before you realise this town has a strong mining history: the town itself still feels like a timewarp of sorts and is quite interesting for a short lunch stopover.

But the Ghost Town is in fact just outside of the town, a little further up the road and into the hills.

Once you arrive, you make your way up a winding dirt path to the entrance and cough upΒ a fee of $5 per person between the hours of 9am – 5pm. For something a little unusual and unlike anything else you’ll discover in the area, it is well worth the few bucks.

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More or less, the Ghost Town in Jerome is a junk yard of sorts. It is home to loads of old cars, trucks, and various other bits and pieces. It’s a good deal both ways – the owners are able to charge $5 a pop to enter, and guests are treated to a cheap and slightly humorous experience.

Why not?

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What Else to Do in Jerome?

There isn’t a whole heap to do to busy yourself in Jerome – but it is for sure a great stopover town for lunch.

The local fudge shop will serve as a great point of call for some sugar-to-go and you’ll find a range of small local cafes serving a decent meal.

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    December 26, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Hey! So, I was trying to see your blog post about the abandoned post office up there. Me and my friends tried to find it tonight and we couldn’t, can you send me the link to the post? Thankssss!

    Levi Sylvester
    July 31, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I’m from Prescott, Arizona (a town about 45 minutes away from Jerome) and love to travel here. There is this abandoned post office from the early 1900’s that you have to hike to get to. If you look under my post “Exploring the Ghost Town: The Post Office From Long Ago”, you can see some of these awesome pictures of such a unique place. Trust me when I say that if you are ever in Jerome and are willing to do a short hike, you could find this gorgeous place!

    June 1, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Jerome kinda creeped me out. I think I watched a show on it being haunted before I visited. Sedona and the surrounding wineries were amazing though πŸ™‚

    June 1, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Hmm I’d stop by I think something like that would be cool to see. Even if it’s just for a photo op.


    June 1, 2015 at 2:45 am

    Brooke, PLEASE tell me that you tried out some wine when you were in Jerome?! There is an excellent wine scene in the Valley, especially in Jerome and Cottonwood. I’ll be so sad if you missed out πŸ™


    May 31, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Places like this are so fascinating! Why was it left like that? Where did everyone go? It’s like a blast from the past πŸ™‚

    May 31, 2015 at 2:32 am

    I been following your travels to the GC these last few weeks, which encouraged me to take my own trip last weekend! I stopped by Jerome (cute as ever) and walked the town. The ice cream is to die for!

    May 31, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Oh wow I cant even imagine how this place looks at night time, so creepy! Haha
    XO Janina

    Claire @ TallGirlBigWorld
    May 31, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Hmm…it does seem like a quick stop for sure. Good to know for future travels!

    Alisha Paul
    May 30, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Agree with every single city on your once-over! Jerome is essentially on the top for me πŸ™‚

    May 30, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    What a queer place!

    May 30, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Its interesting how a junkyard-esque place like this with old trucks and cars can be such a potential tourist attraction. I’d totally visit this place if it could!!
    It would be such an interesting sight!

    x, Carina

    May 30, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Wow I went there a long time ago! I can remember really loving it as a kid. They had some nice shops to buy little trinkets. Would love to go again someday, it looks really neat!


    May 30, 2015 at 9:06 am

    This might sound weird, but it seems quite similar to disney land… Hahahaha it reminded me of the western part of it, and the cars reminded me of the “Cars” area… X)

    Xoxo Jessy