Highlights near Jerome

A Magical Gallery with a "Please Touch" Policy

Tucked on a mountainside about 30 miles southwest of Sedona, is the charming and scenic Jerome, Arizona. Once a thriving mining town, it survives today as a tourist destination and artist community. A surprise highlight among the shops on Jerome's small Main Street is Nellie Bly, the world's largest kaleidoscope store. On display (and you'll be encouraged to play) are all price ranges of magical, mesmerizing kaleidoscopes created by over 90 different artists, alongside the $6 cardboard and plastic varieties that you may have owned as a kid. This is a store where you'll want to stay and play all day. Luckily, the store's policy is: Please touch! Next door to Nellie Bly is its sister shop, Nellie Bly II, an equally enchanting jewelry and crafts gallery.

After you've finished exploring in Nellie Bly and the other local shops and museums, don't miss the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town, a worthwhile place to spend another hour or two, and just a few minutes drive from Jerome's Main Street.


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I'll never take a class from Nelly Blye in Jerome, AZ again. Myself and several others got sick and couldn't finish our class because keeping their cat inside was apparently more important than providing air to breath while we were working with lamp-working torches. Oh and the instructor decided to take the battery out of the detector when it went off and keep us all inside working till we choked. That was fun, thanks. As a word to the wise, it doesn't appear to me that the owners have any regard for their patrons wellbeing. I'm not sure how far that goes, but adequate ventilation would have been a good start.


Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes and Art Glass

136 Main St
Jerome, AZ, United States
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