Explore Arizona’s Mining History At This Underrated State Park
The mining industry is, in large part, what built Arizona. While most of the mines have been dry for decades, their legacy lives on all across the state. Jerome is one of the best places to explore Arizona’s rich mining history, as it’s home to Jerome State Historic Park. One of the best state parks in Arizona, it features the Douglas Mansion, a former hotel for mining executives that now serves as a museum dedicated to how the mining industry shaped this famous ghost town.
Have you ever been to Jerome State Historic Park? If so, do you think it’s one of the best state parks in Arizona? Tell us in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article to learn about the most haunted hotel in Arizona (that also happens to be in Jerome).
Address: Jerome State Historic Park, 100 Douglas Rd, Jerome, AZ 86331, USA
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Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.