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Historic Jerome

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Billed as "The Largest Ghost Town in America," Jerome was a mining settlement and produced 3 million pounds of copper a month in its prime. The town was rediscovered in the 1960s by a colony of artists who breathed new life into it and incorporated their surroundings into their artwork - remniscent of Bisbee down near the AZ border. The town overlooks Cottonwood and Sedona and almost feels slanted on the mountainside. Jerome is also the home of Tool frontman, Maynard James Keenan, who operates Puscifer the Store where you'll find all sorts of music-related knick knacks, sloganized clothing for kids of all ages, and there's even a barbershop on site. Keenan also has an upscale wine bar, Caduceus Cellars. If you want to stop for the night, you can stay at the Jerome Grand Hotel (rumored to be haunted) or the Ghost City Inn Bed and Breakfast. (Submitted by Lisa Laubach)

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