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Address: Hull Ave., Near intersection with Diaz St., Jerome, AZ 86331
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A popular tourist stop, this jail slid 225 feet downhill during a...

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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Moving Prison

A jail that slid down the town after a land slide. Open viewing and whiles away a few moments of your visit to Jerome. Plaques along the street will give you the information on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bucketgob
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A jail that slid down the town after a land slide. Open viewing and whiles away a few moments of your visit to Jerome. Plaques along the street will give you the information on the prisons demise..

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

But it's free! The story was interesting to read. And it takes less than 5 minutes. Actually, just walking around Jerome itself is fun if you love old historic towns. I found the info on the Methodist Church more compelling.

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Thank GOcookie
San Diego, California
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is a great visit if you are a budding architect, city planner, or Builder. A study of what happtends when you build a heavy block made out of cement on a hill side and gravity will always win!!! Not much to see, Just the knowledge of that this building is moving down the hill very slowly.

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Thank Keith M
Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

History buffs..this is the place for you. Jerome has lots to offer including an interesting history. Take some time to explore, check out the sliding jail and learn a bit about this neat little town.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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249 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

and one of the attractions in Jerome .... but does not take a lot of time to see / walk around and take pictures that you may never look at again . . . but at least be able to say you saw it. Find it ..... walk around it . . . smile .... it's Jerome after all :-)

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

It was part of the 51st Annual Historic Home Tour which was well worth taking. Jerome has very interesting history. WOW!

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Stopped in Jerome on a cold day trying to get away from the snow in Flagstaff. I had wanted to see the Sliding Jail; nice to see if you are in the area.

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

There are some historic signs and a lot of folks taking pictures, but not a lot to look at. Only takes a few minutes to walk around.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Just stopped up for a day trip in Jerome and this landmark is on the edge of yet another slide currently happening, and at the rate of about a foot a month it may not be too long before this amazing piece of history is heading down the mountain again!!!

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Thank Sherrie B
Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Not much to see here, but just the history behind this little jail and the town of Jerome is worth coming to for pictures.

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