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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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Not a real ghost town.

When I think of a ghost town I'm looking for deserted buildings, old cemeteries, tumble weeds blowning down the roads, this is is not it. Most of the buildings have been updated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Walled Lake, Michigan
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Walled Lake, Michigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When I think of a ghost town I'm looking for deserted buildings, old cemeteries, tumble weeds blowning down the roads, this is is not it. Most of the buildings have been updated into restaurants or art galleries, boutiques. There are some old deseerted buildings and of course the jail. There are some buildings that should be condemed but are still... More 

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California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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262 reviews 262 reviews
116 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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