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Address: Hull Ave., Jerome, AZ
Description: A popular tourist stop, this jail slid 225 feet downhill during a "land...
A popular tourist stop, this jail slid 225 feet downhill during a "land slippage" caused by the many mining shafts in the area.
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Interesting for a few minutes

Seeing this jail, which moved down the mountain, was an interesting sight. It only needs a few minutes of time since there is nothing else to learn.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Seeing this jail, which moved down the mountain, was an interesting sight. It only needs a few minutes of time since there is nothing else to learn.

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Union, Oregon
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253 reviews 253 reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The jail was still somewhat in tact after sliding down the hill. It was interesting to hear the history and view what was left of the jail itself.

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Circle Pines, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were disappointed the jail had been moved from where it originally fell. You can actually drive right to where the jail is now located.

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Considering this was a real jail. And it's an old one at that we checked it out. You should list some of the people that were visitors. I'm sure a few of them we might know. Very interesting indeed.

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We almost missed this attraction. It looks like some ruins in the dirt parking lot. Had we not seen the people taking pictures we would have completely missed it. It is located just past were the road becomes a one-way street and the traffic can be very busy. It is an interesting 5-10 minute stop. One plaque describes the whole... More 

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Sussex
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The story of this little jailhouse has been stretched nearly as far as the jail may or may not have slid! But it is an amusing story, and if you're in Jerome you will find your way round to it. Unfortunately it is not much to see, and is more intriguing as a story than as a sight.

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Syosset, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The sliding jail is a quick and a great place to take a picture. You only need a few minuets. The jail sits by the a cliff with a great view.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Cool sight to see as your walking around town, but certainly nothing to make a special trip for. Half of a jail cell sort of sitting in the middle of nowhere, but interesting none the less.

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Portland, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Took us a few minutes to find it because we expected more. It was pretty much just rubble. The story was pretty interesting. If you happen to be in Jerome I would check it out, but I certainly wouldn't make a special trip to see it.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Where it is isn't where it ought to be. It may appear to be rubble and just laying there...but her history is steeped with mining lore! The way it came to rest and the people she kept! Wind your way up there and check it out. If you see a parking spot...take it.

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