Jerome Grand Hotel Ghost Hunting and Tours
Tourist activities in Jerome, AZ
Recommended by: Klause Reitzburg
This place was really creepy! Every time I heard a sound I freaked out because I just knew it was a ghost. There was this one place where I got really cold and my EMT reader started flashing like crazy and I just KNOW there was a ghost in the room with us.
Jerome, Arizona is known as the "Largest Ghost Town in America" and has a history of also being one of the most violent towns in the wild west. Originally starting out as a copper mining camp, Jerome used to be the fourth largest city in Arizona - they had 15,000 people in the early 1920s! As times changed and demand for copper began to decline, Jerome began to lose more and more business until finally there were only about 75 people left living in the town trying to keep it alive. Since the town no longer was able to sustain itself as a mining town, the residents began touting Jerome as an artistic community and as the world's largest ghost town.
Jerome hasn't changed much in the last 100 years and it is a popular place for photographers to visit. The unique "sliding" mountainside homes and old world architecture make this a unique place to explore. For those who are interested in history, Jerome is the home to two museums - the Douglas Mansion and the Jerome Mine Museum - both of which provide tons of interesting information about the settlement and it's unique history.
For those looking for a bit more supernatural adventure, Jerome is home to several "haunted" sites such as the Jerome Grand Hotel. This hotel is touted as one of the most active haunted places in the country and since as early as the 1930s people have been experiencing ghost sightings at this former hospital turned hotel. It has become so widely known that the hotel now offers ghost hunting packages on selected weeknights in which they take guests on a tour of the hotel, then provide them with cameras, thermometers & digital EMT readers to help them track their spectral guests throughout the rest of the evening.
200 Hill Street, Jerome, AZ 86331
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|Jacob Tip: According to our tour guide, the best time of year to capture pictures of ghosts is during the colder months when electrostatic energy is at its highest.|
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