Heart of a Gypsy Part 1- Jerome Az
Being a gypsy traveler at heart, home has always been where I hang my hat. Arizona is an amazing state full of history and culture. In this short series I will detail some of the highlights from my favorite places in Arizona. Enjoy!
Jerome Arizona was established in 1876 as a mining town. The Wild West history of Jerome is evident in the architecture of its buildings. Brick structures cling to the mountainside of this small remnant of America’s mining history. From the shops to the restaurants Jerome is teeming with character.
Many of Jerome’s structures are preserved in their natural state allowing tourists to roam. One such building is the Liberty Theater. From the outside, Liberty Theater appears to be just another flat front brick building however once a person is inside the structure details such as the tin ceilings, moldings, and a grand theater bring this building to life. Tourists are invited to tour the theater all the way to the third floor where they will find a collection of film and theater memorabilia on display as well as the theater itself. This is a don’t miss stop for any visitor to the area.
Jerome is also home to many local artists who proudly display their work in a number of galleries and shops. Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes is a magical shop for people of all ages. Inside the store children and adults are treated to Kaleidoscopes of every style and design imaginable. Jerome also contains many antique and novelty stores. There are blown glass demonstrations, museums, and even an art center to explore.
The Mile High Grill in Jerome offers some of the most delectable food in the area. With a friendly staff always ready to feed your appetite the Mile High hits the spot after a day of wandering Jerome. Everything from the buildings to the view from Jerome harkens back to another time. Visitors will enjoy this eclectic, friendly, and historic town.
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