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Tag: Arizona

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Arizona

Since I visit Arizona a lot I am always looking for new things to see and do. Luckily Arizona is filled with natural wonders (and has great Mexican food!). On this trip we visited the ghost/mining town of Jerome with the family and ventured to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park- just BC and I. Tonto State Bridge Natural Park is closest to the towns of Payson and Pine, Arizona. There are two main routes from Phoenix which are approximately the same travel time (2 hours)  from my sister’s house so we took one way out and the other way back Read More

Daytrip to Jerome, Arizona

Jerome, Arizona is a mountain-side “ghost” town, a 90 minute drive from Phoenix, is a fun daytrip for families and for ghost hunters looking to get out of city to explore. Jerome is really an old mining town, once the 4th most populous city in Arizona prior to statehood in the 1920s. Once the copper mines closed down the population dwindled from 15,000 down to 50 before rising back to 450 people- the current population of artists and business owners. Situated high atop Cleopatra Hill at 5200 feet, the houses, businesses, and hotels are built into the side of the Read More