There’s A 1,900-Foot Deep Hole Hiding In This Popular Arizona Park You’ll Want To See For Yourself

Everyone knows about Jerome’s supposed paranormal activity, but many aren’t aware it was also one of Arizona’s most successful mining towns. Hiding near Jerome State Historic Park is an extremely well-preserved shaft spanning 1,900 feet from top-to-bottom. That’s taller than the Empire State Building, and a thin sheet of glass covering the hole allows visitors to stand on top and peer into the abyss. Check it out:

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Have you ever seen this spooky, historic mine shaft? What’s your favorite piece of mining history in Arizona? We think this little town is pretty near.

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