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Historic Gleeson Jail

Gleeson Road, East of Tombstone, Tombstone, AZ
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Terrific Little Museum

We stopped on Sunday morning and to our luck found the owner, Joe Bono, present and very welcoming... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Patricia L
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Lake Montezuma, Arizona
Unbelieavble accidental discovery.

see this place. While we were driving around just rubbernecking at the gorgeous scenery saw the... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
PAnomad4
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
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“jeep tour” (6 reviews)
“nice drive” (3 reviews)
“ghost town” (4 reviews)
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Gleeson Road, East of Tombstone, Tombstone, AZ
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stopped on Sunday morning and to our luck found the owner, Joe Bono, present and very welcoming. He gave us a tour and an extensive history of the jail and of Gleeson. He grew up in Gleeson and has an enormous amount of local...More

1  Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 11 November 2016

see this place. While we were driving around just rubbernecking at the gorgeous scenery saw the turn off to this historic spot. It was closed when we got there but exterior is period and has a great story on the marker out front.

3  Thank PAnomad4
Reviewed 14 September 2016

outside town 13 miles approx. on paved road . other buildings in area to look at and more mining towns on other side of mountain with some building remnants . outwest jeep tour will take you there and other places like johnny ringo's grave ....More

2  Thank ironcowboy52
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A great view of the mines, an old school house, old general store and the original tree they handcuffed prisoners to before the jail was built. Which is two cells and full of artifacts. Originally had a tin roof but the prisoners would push it...More

3  Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful. I takes to the grandson or great grandson of the land and he was nice enough to give me a lift in his ATV to show me the place. Be respectful people live here and they definitely had cases of vandalism and idiocy...More

Thank Teamster01
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We spend time in Tombstone and took a drive out to Gleeson to take a look at the ghost town - the jail was open when we were there and we had a lovely chat with the owner. He took us to what used to...More

2  Thank JC1064
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Ton of local, historical information packed into the former jail house - curator super nice and informative. Make sure you catch it on the first Saturday of the month - worth a trip!

1  Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We went on a jeep tour and stopped here. it's very interesting but I'm not sure you can get in unless you are on a tour because our driver had a key and there was no one else there. The ghost towns we saw were...More

2  Thank adoneforall
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Driving along the ghost town trail, we spotted the jail, but almost missed it. There are very few signs so you have to be on the lookout. All in all the ghost town trail was a disappointment. There weren't many buildings or remains and no...More

2  Thank PJS712
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We drove out looking for Rattlesnake Crafts & Rocks, which we got a flyer on in Tombstone. Don't look for the shop as the owners sold out and it's no longer in business. We found the restored Historic Gleeson Jail which was locked up tight....More

2  Thank OregonStrider
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