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The 5 most haunted places in Arizona

Just in time for Halloween, we thought you might like to consider a ghostly visit to one of the five most haunted places in Arizona.

Hotel San Carlos, 202 N. Central Ave. Phoenix

Blood splattered on Leone Jensen’s white gown as she hit the pavement from the rooftop of the seven-story hotel. Heartbroken and lonely, 22-year-old Jensen committed suicide in 1928 at the Hotel San Carlos. Guests said they have witnessed a woman dressed in a white shear gown blown by the wind from nearby windows. Screaming children have also been heard running the halls late at night from the multiple drownings that occurred in a water well in the late 1890’s. The well remains on the first floor of the hotel and is the main water supply for the residents. Book a night in the San Carlos hotel to see what you might wake up to.

North Morton Hall at Northern Arizona University, 601 S. Knoles Drive, Flagstaff

Built in 1914, North Morton Hall on the NAU campus is a women’s residence hall and home to a girl who committed suicide in the dormitory. Her ghost has not left the premises as students have seen flickering lights, girls being locked in the bathrooms, blankets flying off beds, and even the sight of the ghost lurking the halls.

Jerome Grand Hotel, 200 Hill St., Jerome

A former hospital, a plethora of ghosts walk the halls and visit the rooms in this hotel in “Ghost City.” Many deaths have occurred in the hotel, such as Claude Harvey who was crushed by a self-serviced elevator and two suicides by hanging. Most of the ghosts are allegedly the patients who died in the United Verde Hospital. Flowers, cigar smoke, and whiskey are just some of the smells guests have said to be coming from the rooms. In the heart of the haunted city itself, witness the sights and smells of this five-story hotel.

Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St., Tucson

Built in 1930, the Fox Theatre was used as vaudeville and movie house. During the Great Depression, a man would linger outside of the theatre asking for money to feed his family. Watch your wallets, there has been sight of male ghosts walking about outside of the theatre and might just snatch a couple bucks. Suspicious movement of objects in the theatre have some visitors questioning the eerie environment.

Luana’s Canyon southeast of Kingman

A miner and his family lived in a wooden shack in the opening of the canyon. The husband would leave his family for days to find food and mine for gold in the mountains. One day Luana’s husband did not return from his expedition and her family began to starve. Luana began to go insane as the children begged for food and were slowly dying. Impulsive actions took over and Luana chopped up her kids in the wooden house. The remains of her children were tossed into the nearby river, where she wept and screamed in remorse for her murdered children. Her screams are said to still be heard within the canyon and the blood-splattered house is called the “Slaughter House.” Check out this landmark to see if the blood remains on the walls and Luana’s scream can still be heard bouncing off the mountains.

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First-Ever Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival Starts…Now

Yesterday began what will be an historic event in already-historic Jerome, Arizona. Jerome, formerly famous as the “Wicked-est Town in The West” and currently known as AZ’s trendiest ghost-town, is hosting their first-ever Jerome Indie Film and Musical Festival until Sunday, June 16 at various venues around town. Sponsored by local individuals and businesses to Macayo’s Mexican Restaurant and the town of Jerome itself, the festival features over forty films, from documentaries to shorts to music videos. Some of the films we’re looking forward to include Romans Road, Speak No Evil (featuring AZ Big Media’s own Cindy Johnson!) and comedy short Questions.

119357663Bands like Tryst, Threefold Fate and Two in the Chest will perform from 1 to 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the Starlit Mine Theatre. Panels and Q&A’s will be hosted throughout the weekend, including Behind the Screens:  What do Film Festivals Want From Filmmakers? from 1:10 – 2:10 p.m. tomorrow at the New State Motor Co. Building.

The Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival was founded by Toni Ross, an Arizona native with a passion for Arizona and Jerome (which has “had [her] heart since she was 6”) and a love for people, adventure, the arts, the Arizona filmmaking community, VW bugs and her children. She states that she “founded this film and music festival on the wings of [her] son, Trey.”

For more information, visit http://jeromefilmfestival.com/


Fun Day Trips - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Fun Day Trips (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Fun Day Trips — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:


P.O. Box K,
Jerome, AZ 86331
(928) 634-2900
azjerome.com, jeromechamber.com
Once an old mining camp, Jerome is alive with writers, artists, artisans, musicians, historians and families. The city is known as the “Largest Ghost Town in America.”


1010 S. Main St.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
(928) 634-7593
cottonwoodaz.gov, cottonwoodchamberaz.org
Surrounded by the red rocks of Sedona, Mingus Mountain to the west and the Mogollon Rim stretching north and east, Cottonwood is located in the Verde Valley. Come visit the Verde Valley Wine Trail, Clemenceau Heritage Museum, Tuzigoot National Monument and more.


1360 N. Broad St.,
Globe, AZ 85501
(800) 804-5623
globeaz.gov, globemiamichamber.com
Located along the Historic Old West Highway, visit the Salado Indian Ruins at Besh-Ba-Gowah Archeological Park, walk historic downtown and its antique shops; or visit the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts.


303 N. Beeline Hwy.,
Payson, AZ 85541
(928) 474-5242
Considered the Festival Capital of Arizona and situated in the world’s largest group of Ponderosa pines.


201 S. Cortez,
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 777-1100
Arizona’s territorial capital is the perfect place to escape summer heat.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012


Top 5 Northern Arizona Day Trips (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Northern Arizona Day Trips (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Northern Arizona Day Trips — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:


P.O. Box K,
Jerome, AZ 86331
azjerome.com, jeromechamber.com
Once an old mining camp, Jerome is alive with writers, artists, artisans, musicians, historians and families. The city is known as the “Largest Ghost Town in America.”


201 S. Cortez,
Prescott, AZ 86303
Arizona’s territorial capital is the perfect place to escape summer heat.

Mogollon Rim

100 W. Main St.,
PO Box 1380,
Payson, AZ 85547
One of the state’s defining natural features, this giant, slanting escarpment of volcanic and sedimentary rock and pine has amazed and hypnotized travelers for hundreds of years.

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

336 State Route 179,
Sedona, AZ 86336
Tlaquepaque, the “Art and Soul of Sedona,” offers more than 40 specialty shops and exclusive galleries. Shopping becomes a joyful revelation of art treasuries and distinctive gifts.


303 N. Beeline Hwy.,
Payson, AZ 85541
Considered the Festival Capital of Arizona and situated in the world’s largest group of Ponderosa pines.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

November Art Walk Events in Arizona

Art Walk Events in Arizona November 2011

Art Walk Events in Arizona November 2011

Phoenix, AZ ~ First Friday Artwalk

Friday, November 4th, 6-10 p.m.
(602) 256-7539

The weather will be cooling down … just perfect for visiting our various arts districts with
great spaces and amazing art. Park at the Phoenix Art Museum, and ride our free shuttles (or ride light rail, take your bike, pedicab, taxi or walk).

Flagstaff, AZ ~ First Friday Artwalk

Friday, November 4th, 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy a beautiful fall evening on the streets of downtown Flagstaff, with music, art, refreshments and lively community vibes!

Jerome, AZ ~ Jerome Art Walk

Saturday, November 5th, 5-8 p.m.
(928) 649-2277

Twenty-six studios and galleries will host openings and happenings throughout the artist colony. From the Old Jerome High School studios to The New State Motor Company with the Patrick Lincoln Gallery, art, music and lively conversation.
Download the walk map.

Gilbert, AZ ~ Art Walk at Water Tower Park

Saturday, November 5th, 6-10 p.m.
(480) 363-5939

At Gilbert Art Walk patrons can find fine art in different mediums, from note cards to large art pieces ranging in various price ranges up to several hundred dollars.

Bisbee, AZ ~ Bisbee after 5

Saturday, November 12th, until 8 p.m.
(520) 432-3554

Experience the town-wide Art Walk with more than 30 shops and galleries, special sales and promotions, live entertainment and refreshments and artist receptions.

Tucson, AZ ~ 5th La Encantada Fine Art Festival

Friday & Saturday, November 11th & 12th, 10-5 p.m.

45 of the region’s finest artists are slated to present and sell their work at the La Encantada Fine Art Festival. The show will also be featuring free children’s art activities and live entertainment all day long!

Sahuarita, AZ ~ 3rd Annual Pecan Festival

Saturday, November 12th, 10-6 p.m.
(520) 820-3299

Sahuarita Pecan Festival has been approved as an Official Centennial Event!

Kingman, AZ ~ Kingman Cancer Care Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, November 12th, 10-5 p.m. & Nov 13th, 10-4 p.m.
(928) 753-1186

You’ll be sure to find that perfect item for that person that has everything. This show features many vendors, original arts, crafts, food and more.

Scottsdale, AZ ~ Thursday Art Walk

Thursday, November 17th, 7-9 p.m.
(480) 990-3939

This is America’s original Art Walk. Wander into galleries that capture your fancy, stroll around a delightful area punctuated by dramatic statues, bubbling fountains, tree-covered courtyards and more.

Tucson, AZ ~ 30th Annual Holiday Craft Market

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 18th-20th
(520) 624-2333

This event has more than 120 booths of juried work, including jewelry, metalwork, painting, pottery, ceramics, watercolors and food; join this great event.

Yuma, AZ ~ North End Art Walk

Friday, November 18th, 5-9 p.m.
(928) 373-5202

Dozens and dozens of artists will showcase their work in ceramics, jewelry, prints and canvases, calligraphy, photography, glass and mixed media.

Bisbee, AZ ~ Holiday Art Walk

Saturday, November 26th, late into the evening
(520) 432-2071

Local merchants and artists offer art work, antiques and collectibles, jewelry and wares.  Decorated shops remain open, offer beverages and snacks to make your shopping pleasure a festivity. Located in Historic Bisbee.

Gilbert, AZ ~ Art in the Open

Friday, November 26th, 6-10 p.m.
(480) 363-5939

At Gilbert Art Walk patrons can find fine art in different mediums, from note cards to large art pieces ranging in various price ranges up to several hundred dollars.

Grand Canyon, AZ ~ 4th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

Through November 27th
(928) 863-3877

Proceeds from this event will be dedicated to funding an art venue on the South Rim that will preserve and showcase the spectacular collection of historic and contemporary paintings owned by Grand Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon Association.

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Jerome State Historic Park, Jerome, Ariz.

Jerome State Historic Park

Looking to explore a piece of Arizona’s mining history? Look no further, for Jerome State Historic Park showcases two of the more lucrative mines of Arizona’s early days, as well as the lives of some of Jerome’s most well-known residents.

Jerome was already located near a successful copper mine, but James S. Douglas took the town a step further by purchasing a second copper mine, the Little Daisy, and built his house above it. From the house, he and his family were able to look after the mine while it was open.

The house still stands today, and is now the park’s most famous attraction, the Douglas Mansion. This single building is home to all sorts of relics from Jerome’s prosperous past, such as photographs, artifacts, and minerals from the town’s mining days.

The museum also offers guests a video presentation, as well as a 3-D model of the town and the mines that helped it thrive. Even the area outside is an exhibit, providing guests with mining equipment and interpretive panels to help them further explore the rich history of the area.

Of course, the museum isn’t the only reason to visit Jerome. The entire town is built on the side of Cleopatra Hill, and offers great views of the valley. From the drive up to the town to the views offered from this unique location, those interested in seeing a great panoramic view would love it here in Jerome.

In addition to this great state park, Jerome also offers many different shops, galleries, and restaurants for any tourist’s shopping and dining needs.

There are historic hotels and bed-and-breakfasts for those who want to check out Jerome’s nightlife, and many of the shops support Jerome’s strong artistic culture. Best of all, Jerome and its wonderful state park are roughly two hours away from Phoenix!

Whether you’re looking to learn more about Jerome’s mining history, want a great view of the valley below, or just looking for a fun place to visit, Jerome State Historic Park is a place you don’t want to miss.

To learn more about Jerome State Historic Park, visit www.azstateparks.com.

Jerome, Ariz. Main Street

Mile High Road Trip To Jerome

This week I took a mile-high road trip to the town of Jerome.

I’ve been to Jerome, Ariz. a few times in the past few years, and every time is a new journey. There are so many different historical and artistic places to visit that it’s impossible to fit them all into one day. Not to mention all the unique shops along the main street.

Here are some images from my adventure:

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Northern Arizona wineries grapes on the vine

Arizona Wineries: Northern Arizona

Do you have a penchant for wine and travel? Then visiting the wineries of Northern Arizona is the perfect activity for you. Below is a list of the wineries in Northern Arizona.

  1. Granite Creek Vineyards

    2515 Road 1 East – Chino Valley
    (928) 636-2003
    Fri–Sun: 1-5

  2. Jerome Winery

    403 Clark Street – Jerome
    (928) 639-9067
    Mon-Thurs: 12-5 Fri-Sun: 11–5

  3. Caduceus Cellars

    158 Main Street – Jerome
    (928) 639-WINE
    Sun-Thurs: 11–6 Fri-Sat: 11–8

  4. Bitter Creek Winery

    240 Hull Street – Jerome
    (928) 634-7033
    Daily: 11-6

  5. Pillsbury Wine Company

    North 1012 N Main Street – Cottonwood
    (928) 639-0646
    Mon-Thurs: 11-6 Fri-Sat: 11-9 Sun: 12-6

  6. Arizona Stronghold

    1023 Main Street – Cottonwood
    (928) 639-2789
    Mon/Thurs/Sun: 12-7 Tues/Wed: 12-5 Fri/Sat: 12-9

  7. Alcantara Vineyard & Winery

    7500 Alcantara Way – Verde Valley
    (928) 649-8463
    Daily: 11-5

  8. Page Springs Cellars

    1500 Page Springs Road – Cornville
    (928) 639-3004
    Sun-Thurs: 11-6 Fri-Sat: 11-9

  9. Oak Creek Vineyards

    1555 Page Springs Road – Cornville
    (928) 649-0290
    Daily: 11-5

  10. Javelina Leap Vineyard

    1565 Page Springs Road – Cornville
    (928) 649-2681
    Daily: 11-5

  11. Art of Wine

    101 N. Hwy 89A #B-9 – Sedona
    (877) 903-WINE
    Mon-Thurs: 10-6 Sat-Sun: 10-8

  12. San Dominique Winery

    I-17 & Cherry Road (Hwy 169) – Camp Verde
    (602) 549-9787
    Daily: 10-5

  13. Juniper Well Ranch

    10080 W Tough Country Trail – Skull Valley
    (928) 442-3415
    By Appt Only

Source: Arizona Vines and Wines