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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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Hull Ave., Near intersection with Diaz St., Jerome, AZ 86331
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a pretty much a small concrete building that's crumbling. A little hard to find. No signs to point it out until you get there. It's sort of down a hill next to a parking lot. Wasn't too impressed. Didn't even take a pic.

Thank Mrmiller8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You go into the parking lot and there's the jail. It's cracked walls and propped up roof tell the tale. There's no other history signage. 5 minutes and your done.

Thank SalfromIL
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Make sure to stop by the sliding jail. You could actually look right over it without knowing it. Take some time to walk around (not wheel chair assessable) enjoy the scenery and what Jerome has to offer.

Thank Mavrick71
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We stopped by here at night on a ghost tour but I didn't get any strange vibe here even though there had been a lot of history to this place .

Thank Ray G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Yes it slid down the mountain (appx 200") and yes it's close to falling DOWN! Support beams to hold it up now and construction on a used-to-be parking lot beside it, Stairs to walk down next to the visitor center... yet worth a quick peak....More

Thank Bill85210
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

Thank Juliette G
Reviewed 3 April 2017 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...More

Thank IrBobcat
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.

Thank Michelle R
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!

1  Thank Ugo C
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...More

2  Thank hpycappy
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