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“Great History”
Review of Douglas Mansion

Douglas Mansion
Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Jerome
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This former home of a mining baron became a state park and a museum in 1965.
Gilbert, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great History”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Great place to go to learn about Jerome. The staff is so friendly and I would go back again! It is a walk around a read for yourself type of place. It may not be the most exciting place for young ones to go to, but teens and adults will enjoy it. It is also a great place for you to take a great picture of the town of Jerome. Special place to visit.

Visited November 2013
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Springfield, IL
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Good Orientation to Jerome”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

You should stop here on your way into Jerome (from the north) if you want the history of the city. Start off with a 20 minute film narrated by a ghost that describes the boom and bust cycle. It's done with humor (especially about the hippies) so it's fun. It will make you wonder why people stayed here when everything was sliding downhill due to the blasting. The rest of the museum is a mixed bag. When the family left they took the furniture so it's not a house museum. Mostly it has display cases with things from Jerome's history. I couldn't figure out a pattern to the displays. The best display is the three dimensional mining model that gives a very good idea why whole streets used to slide away. In its way the best visual aid I've ever seen of undermining.

Visited April 2014
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Ingleside, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Delightful State Park”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This was a really historical treat. Great views and museum. You do not have to be from Jerome to enjoy this park.

Visited April 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Stop here first to experience the history of Jerome in its mining glory.”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I always love a good history museum and this was is first rate. You can spend an hour or more here, and the kids might even enjoy it . Watch the video, read all the placards, take lots of pictures, and get an overview of what the mining industry was like in this extreme landscape. Imagine hotels renting rooms in 8 hour shifts because the miners were so plentiful ! No wonder that the pleasures of the flesh were well represented in this remote aerie; the men had no time to leave ! I really enjoyed it and would return.

Visited May 2013
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Prescott, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A day in Jerome”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

I have been to Jerome a few times to walk around the downtown area, but had not had a chance to visit the Douglas Mansion. I would highly recommend visiting the Douglas Mansion if you have an hour or 2 to spend there. There is a short, informative video that gives the history of Jerome which is fantastic. As an AZ native, I loved learning about the history of one of AZ's oldest cities.

Visited March 2014
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