This was easily the most interesting place we visited on our trip. Jerome, AZ is an old ghost town that was totally deserted and shut down for 44 years before it slowly began coming alive again in the late 90s. It's a really eclectic town with a European feel to it. I've never been to Europe, but I imagine that it would be somewhat the same haha.
We tried to have lunch in the Jerome Grand Hotel, which was an old mental hospital converted into a hotel and restaurant (aptly named The Asylum) that had so much character and creepiness. The moment you walked in, the peppermints were displayed in a porcelain bedpan, and the picture of the head surgeon was framed beside it. Funny thing is, it's the most elegant, expensive, and popular place in town! The elevators had couches and a grated gate that you pulled shut, it was an experience.
The wait was close to an hour, so we hiked back down the hill and had burgers at the Mile High Grill. I would absolutely love to spend an entire day there with endless camera cards and battery life. Do you have any interesting information on Jerome? Share it in the comments!
I just have to point out that the last image is SOOC. I was so happy with those colors!! Have a wonderful weekend!