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Sliding Jail

Hull Ave., Jerome, AZ
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Jerome
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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Portland, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 reviews 32 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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259 reviews 259 reviews
140 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
72 helpful votes 72 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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156 helpful votes 156 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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