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Sliding Jail

Address: Hull Ave., Jerome, AZ
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Jerome
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A popular tourist stop, this jail slid 225 feet downhill during a "land slippage" caused by the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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Syosset, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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262 reviews 262 reviews
140 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
23 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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 Province, Spain
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121 reviews 121 reviews
37 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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