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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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Hull Ave., Near intersection with Diaz St., Jerome, AZ 86331
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it was the first Jail on the Skid / Sliding Jail that I’d ever visited, but later questioned Why? OK for a Quickie walk to see it, but there’s much more in Jerome.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed December 21, 2018

We saw this last on our trip and it wasn't really worth the walk down to it. Not sure why it just wasn't demolished. Nothing to really see, stay up in town and walk the shops.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FlyingSmithy
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This jail is only interesting because it slid down the hill in one piece. Unfortunately it is gated off such that you can't even get a good picture of it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sylvia A
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We had a great day in Jerome and walked passed the Sliding Jail. More of a peak into Jerome's past than a must see. We only spent a few minutes at the jail and yes, we did throw a few coins into the toilets that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TroubleDeciding
Reviewed October 24, 2018

It is really small and not too well kept up. I thought it was going to be bigger, but it is just a tiny ruin in the middle of town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie F
Reviewed August 5, 2018

4 because it is free. Grab some brews then come by to see the jail. Quite an interesting slide, 200+ feet. Parking will be an issue but there are a couple of slots right in front. Great place for pics. Weekends are quite busy in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

When we first visited Jerome over 30 years ago, most of the buildings here looked like the Sliding Jail. Now, Jerome is revived and has become a destination with many, if not most structures restored. The Sliding Jail will give you a peak of what...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

It was so interesting to see how far this jail has slide down from its original location. Very neat and historic and an interesting little town.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IndySig
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This concrete jail is one example of the many structures that have slid down Cleopatra hill in which the unstable town of Jerome was built and rebuilt on. All the instability was caused by the blasting below ground to extract the mineral ore. Buildings that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank christopherM8134MB
Reviewed May 30, 2018

The Jerome Sliding Jail is a structure in town that you can walk by and check out. We did--not very interesting--it is a historic piece of Jerome.

Date of experience: May 2018
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