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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
21 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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254 reviews 254 reviews
121 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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29 reviews 29 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Marysville, Ohio, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

you really cant do much with the jail but you can see where it was and where it is now. pretty neat that it is still together after sliding 2 blocks down a hill

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

With all the previous reviews we thought that we had to see this amazing jail.......we were disappointed. Not only was it hard to find, but once there we were very underwhelmed. No plaque, no description, nothing! Had we not read about here we would have no idea what it was!!!

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