Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The Jerome State Historic Park is hidden away at the back of a turnoff, but if you are passing through Jerome, it is worth a visit.
It consists primarily of old mining equipment, photographs, geography displays, and artifacts from the late 1800s to early 1900s. There are no guides, and it can be a little hot in the summer, even inside. Some of the outdoor plaques are defeat their purpose by being made of reflective metal, the sun's glare making it nearly impossible to read.
It will probably take you 20-30 minutes. To me, the price of $7/person may seem a little steep for the experience as the same could get you 2 hours of engaging entertainment at a movie theater; however, your funds will help preserve the history of the town, and you will likely see a few new (old) things.
I give it a plain old, average three stars, but if you're already there, it would be a shame to miss it.