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Sliding Jail

Hull Ave., Jerome, AZ
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Ranked #8 of 12 attractions in Jerome
Type: Historic Sites
Description: 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It's not that exciting, really. Right now it looks like a junk building wreck in the middle of a parking lot. There's very little to say that you've found it but a small plaque. The way the city and parking lot have changed around it, it's hard to imagine where it slid from or what it looked like before it... More

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lanex
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208 reviews 208 reviews
116 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Slid down the side of the hill/mountain about 225 feet where Jerome is located. Surprised how much survived intact

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

You have to stop by and see the jail... very cool! Can't believe it moved almost 250 feet down the hill!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

There is not much to see, but the one building, but it is worth the stop while walking or driving through Jerome. IT cannot be seen from the road. An historical plaque tells of the unique history of the jail

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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125 reviews 125 reviews
22 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Disappointing. Just a shell of an old building at the bottom of town. Really not much to see, other than to read the historic plaque.

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Pontevedra, Spain
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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We looked at this old jail and I think it's still on the move or what's left of it is , but it is interesting the rest of the town is great

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Apalachin, New York
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285 reviews 285 reviews
128 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

You can only look at this place. There is information posted stating that the jail was 200 ft. uphill when there was a mine cave in and the jail slid down the hill. It can be recognized as a jail, but it is in pretty rough shape. It is located in an area of galleries, restaurants and stores which is... More

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The Colony, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

yes...it's still there, it's interesting but unsafe! Lots of hard work have gone into preserving what is left. Cables, bars, and stabilizing material.

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everton arkansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Got to see the jail that is sliding a couple of blocks down the hill its a nice old creepy attraction would of liked to walked in it, but looked like it was still sliding.

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azis4me
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I found it by accident while I was wandering around. My friends were watching the glass blowing demonstration at the time. It was very quiet and deserted, so I pulled out some of my ghost hunting equipment and sat on the stepms. I got many EVP's. One said, "Coming so much!" maybe there are too many visitors? I asked how... More

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