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Sedona Vortexes

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Every city and town has a unique feeling and energy to it. Step into some and you feel right at home, others may not feel like the place for you. Sedona’s energy might be the most unique of any city or town out there, though. The energy, which is largely the product of its vortexes, truly empowers you.

There are four main energy vortexes in Sedona: The Airport vortex, Red rock Crossing/ Cathedral Rock Vortex, Boynton Canyon Vortex and Bell rock Vortex. Each vortex strengthens a unique part of those who traverse its grounds.

Stand at one of Sedona’s four main vortexes and the energy will flow into and through you. You may find that you feel more confident, more empathetic, or more at peace depending on the vortex you step into. Each vortex helps with a specific energy.

Travel Tip: Don’t be closed off to the workings of the vortex, the more sensitive you are during your vortex excursion, the better the experience.

Jerome Grand Hotel

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Jerome, Arizona, was once a copper mining camp. It saw as many as 10,000 residents. But, during the Great Depression, ore deposits were exhausted and mines were shut down. The population dwindled quickly and was made up of less than 100 people by the 1950s.

The city now resides as a National Historic Landmark. Within it, at one mile high stands the Jerome Grand Hotel. As guests walk through the hallways of this historic hotel, they’ll not only get a glimpse into the Jerome past but also have the chance to experience something paranormal.

The hotel is said to be haunted. This is because, before it was the Jerome Grand Hotel, it was the United Verde hospital. Guests of the hotel have said to have heard coughing, labored breathing and even voices coming from their empty rooms. Some have even reported light anomalies and the television sets turning themselves on with no explanation.

Those who wish to stay at the Jerome Hotel can choose the hotel’s ghost-hunting package. In this package, guests are invited to help with the hotel’s ongoing investigation of the supernatural and paranormal activities. The hotel provides ghost hunters with an MET meter, IR thermometer and digital camera to help the hotel document the spirits, orbs, ghost sightings and haunted happenings.

Copper Queen Mine

Queen Mine Tour

A life of a miner has never been an easy one. Miners spend their days in darkness doing grueling labor at a menial salary. Being a miner requires much strength, endurance and willpower. The Copper Queen mine once hosted such hardworking men and today, the Bisbee mine remains open as a tourist destination.

The Copper Queen Mine was one of Bisbee’s richest mines that operated from 1877-1975. Visitors get to learn all about the mine and about the people who spent many hours within it during the Copper Queen Mine Tour. This tour allows visitors to step back into the past as they adorn a hard hat, miner’s headlamp and yellow slicker throughout the tour. Tour guides lead groups 1,500 feet into the mine and recount mining days, techniques, dangers and drama. Visitors will even get to experience first-hand what it was like to work underground.