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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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This is a barely recognizable jail, but you can feel the history. Jerome and the surrounding area Omar's reminiscent of the Old West and speaks of the Wild West. Walk on by and... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sliding jail is not what I expected. It is below a basketball court and not super easy to get to or find. I was expecting a bit more history here but still interesting to see. I you are not able bodied I wouldn`t bother with it but if you have kids then it is worth the walk down to... More 

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Thank Juliette G
Colorado
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120 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a quick look and go. Currently the area is under construction. So if you go down the steps by the visitors center. Go past the basketball court and you'll see it. Neat to look at but I'm hoping it will be better once construction is finished.

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Thank IrBobcat
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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822 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This is a barely recognizable jail, but you can feel the history. Jerome and the surrounding area Omar's reminiscent of the Old West and speaks of the Wild West. Walk on by and enjoy.

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Thank Michelle R
Reykjavik, Iceland
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166 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a very cool place. Lots of history here (and on the town as a whole). This is a must-see on Jerome. Don't forget to throw in a coin!

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1 Thank Ugo C
Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Not really an attraction but part of Jerome's history. There are many historical buildings and facts about Jerome all around the town, you just have to look out for them. You should stop by the information booth that is across from the parking lot, right before you enter "downtown" Jerome. You can pick up a free map of the town... More 

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2 Thank hpycappy
United States
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Take the Ghost City Tour. It was fun, entertaining and informational. You will be impressed. Then have a cold one in this spooky little town.

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1 Thank therealremzy
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The sliding jail is in such a precarious position because it looks like the sliding might continue. There was a bunch of caution tape around the area and the hillside below looks unstable. Be careful if you visit. It is definitely a site to see in the area that you done want to miss.

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1 Thank Laura P
Beckley, West Virginia
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

A little hard even with a map. It is "over the hill" almost in a parking lot. But it is worth the search and the story as are most things in Jerome v

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2 Thank llsmith55
Newmarket, Canada
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It's not worth making a special trip, but if exploring Jerome, Arizona take 10 minutes to visit the Sliding Jail. It's basically a plaque and remnants of a former jail.

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1 Thank CherylChaytor
Clinton, Washington
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Really cool, take the time to check it out when you visit Jermone. Good picture opportunities. Easy access right in town

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