Jerome is on Ariz. 89A roughly halfway between Sedona and Prescott, about an hour’s drive (sometimes less) from either. Coming from Phoenix, it’s a 2-hour drive via I-17 and Ariz. 260, which will take you northwest through Camp Verde, Cottonwood, and Clarkdale before reaching Jerome.
The Jerome Chamber of Commerce (www.jeromechamber.com; tel. 928/634-2900) runs a charming visitor center, about the size of two shoeboxes stacked on top of each other, at the bottom of town, at Hull Street and 1st Avenue. The chamber’s website is a good place to check for art walks, home tours, and the like. Also check out the websites of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, 1010 S. Main St., Cottonwood (www.cottonwoodchamberaz.org; tel. 928/634-7593) and the Sedona Verde Valley Tourism Council (www.sedonaverdevalley.org).
Avid birders may want to plan their visit to coincide with the annual Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival (www.birdyverde.org; tel. 928/282-2202), which is held the last weekend in April.
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