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Sliding Jail

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 "land slippage" caused by the many mining shafts in the area.
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  • Average33%
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Hull Ave., Near intersection with Diaz St., Jerome, AZ 86331
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"basketball court"
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"hill side"
in 2 reviews
"information booth"
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"interesting piece of history"
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"old west"
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"copper mining"
in 2 reviews
"explosion"
in 3 reviews
"town"
in 24 reviews
"visitors"
in 6 reviews
"unusable"
in 2 reviews
"land"
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"owner"
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"stories"
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"ghost"
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"arizona"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is kinda neat but not much to see. They have a couple old toilets and an outhouse that you can throw coins in from the fence. Neat old building.

Thank Cowgirlkc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The structure is falling apart but is definitely worth the look. It’s hard to find but if you find the basketball court it is directly below the court. Steps are off to the left and the placard description is at the top of the stairs.

Thank kellymJ2231SX
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We looked into the tours of Jerome, but they didn't get good reviews. We ended up driving to Jerome and walking around, and drove to what we couldn't walk to. Go to the 1918 Liberty Theatre and Gifts. They have some cool gifts and souvenirs....More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I have visited this town often, finding new things to visit and do each time. I think it is important historical things are still visible so we can see exactly how things were. Those were rough days. If the town ever is able to renovate...More

Thank Betty B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Not much to see. Like everything else in Jerome it is a short steep walk to get there. The history of this small jail sliding down the hill is probably unique in America, Good story.

Thank AZ1912
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

You will probably have to ask somebody where it is, since you can't easily see it from the main part of town. It's a hike down some wicked steps to get there, and yes, it is beside the basketball court. The jail slid to it's...More

Thank sue r
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Always worth a visit… We’ve been through here several times in the past on our travels and for us coming from the UK it seems a bit like a visit to perhaps one of our older and quaint seaside resorts, a bit of history with...More

Thank Henry T
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Crazy history on how this building has relocated itself after land slippage due to the copper mining here. Everything here is walkable and so much history to experience in this town.

Thank Valogreeneyez
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was a stop on our haunted tour and had we not been on a tour we might not have found it without some serious looking because it has slide down the hill by the basketball courts! You have to go take a look but...More

Thank JillYAZG
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

In the hayday of the mining times, the mine owners wanting more money, didn't care where they blasted, they wanted copper. There were a couple of landslides due to the mountain crubling in on its self. This jail was the only building to survive the...More

Thank Chris-Michelle M
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