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Classic Historic Tour of Jerome AZ

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USD 87.88
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    What to Expect
    Classic Historic Tour of Jerome - Includes Jerome, Cottonwood and Clarkdale!

    Departs from Sedona via Hotel or similar pickup

    Length: 4 1/2 hours 

    When planning a trip to Arizona, a visit to Jerome and the Verde Valley are a “must do”. Recently voted as one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns” by BudgetTravel.com readers, the former mining town of Jerome is one of the most popular sites in Northern Arizona to visit. On this 4 ½ hour tour, our guide will pick you up at your hotel, resort, timeshare in one of our comfortable, climate-controlled vans. While your guide narrates the rich history of the Verde Valley, you will travel through historic Cottonwood, once called the “Bootleg Capital of Arizona” for good reason as you will learn.

    From there, you will travel through historic Clarkdale, built by Senator Clark who owned the largest copper mine in Jerome. Clarkdale was designed as one of the first company towns in the United States. Next, begin your 1800 foot ascent up Mingus Mountain into Jerome. You will experience some of the most panoramic and awesome vistas anywhere in Arizona. Your guide will narrate historic stories and legends about this former Billion Dollar Copper Camp once known as “The Wickedest Town in the West”.

    Upon your arrival in Jerome, you guide will drive you from the bottom to the top and all around this National Historic Landmark. You will be taken to back alleys, former brothel sites and other historic areas seldom seen by many visitors to this quaint, historic town.

    Site you will visit or see:

    Learn about the rich history of Sedona

    Historic Clarkdale and Cottonwood

    Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail

    The Audrey Headframe

    Jerome's Famous Brothel Area

    The United Verde Copper Company Owned by Senator William A. Clark 

    The Little Daisy Mine Owned by Jimmy "Rawhide" Douglas

    The Numerous Other Historic Sites 

    Transport and historic narration by a knowledgeable guide in a comfortable Van type vehicle is provided.

    90 minutes on your own for shopping or lunch. Discount lunch coupons provided!

    Gratuities for guides additional.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located Sedona and Cottonwood Hotels.
    Departure Time
    10:00am Does not include pickup times
    4h 30m
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • 90 minutes of free time included
    • Discount coupons for lunch on your own
    • Driver/guide
    • Local and professional guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Free hotel pickup and drop-off from Sedona, Cottonwood and Jerome only.
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Please wear sturdy shoes as there are uneven surfaces. As we are higher elevation, please bring a jacket and warmer clothes in winter.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We really enjoyed our tour. John knows the town and all the people in it so he was able to give a very personalized tour of Jerome! I felt like we got more of a behind the scenes tour, and to be honest we probably did since there were only two of us on the tour.
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    David was quite the tour director! We ran long, but our small group was good to stay. Appropriate content for my 13 year old. She walked away convinced she would not sleep at all that night, but, alas, the car ride still does the trick! She retained more of the history of the
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    Our tour guide, John, created a memorable experience for us. We appreciated his historical expertise and his personable manner. We learned so much in such a short period of time with insightful and humorous details. John is a terrific tour guide. Pat, Diane & Christine
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    Our tour guide, John, has lived in Jerome for the past nine years and has a wealth of knowledge about Jerome and the surrounding area. He communicated his vast knowledge in a warm and natural manner and was always ready to answer any questions we had. He really brought to life
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    My husband and I had the good fortune to take a Jerome history tour with John. What an insightful and interesting tour! John made the entire tour fun and educational and he certainly had his facts and stories correct! We highly suggest this tour with John for people of all
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