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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

Agree with other postings - takes but a few minutes to visit, snap a few photos. Visit the museum for history of Jerome and mine(s). Very interesting...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dino_Liverpool
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot to actually see so it's worth the few minutes it will take to stop by. It's smaller than I expected but the story of why and how it slid down the hill is very interesting. Due to the smelter there was a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mrskemosabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is directly across the street from the triangle shaped gravel parking lot near the middle of town. It is located next to the basketball court, so take a picture or two. Spend five minutes and you'll get your fill.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gabi_kansas
Reviewed 6 February 2019

Yes, it was the first Jail on the Skid / Sliding Jail that I’d ever visited, but later questioned Why? OK for a Quickie walk to see it, but there’s much more in Jerome.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed 22 December 2018

We saw this last on our trip and it wasn't really worth the walk down to it. Not sure why it just wasn't demolished. Nothing to really see, stay up in town and walk the shops.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FlyingSmithy
Reviewed 14 December 2018

This jail is only interesting because it slid down the hill in one piece. Unfortunately it is gated off such that you can't even get a good picture of it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sylvia A
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We had a great day in Jerome and walked passed the Sliding Jail. More of a peak into Jerome's past than a must see. We only spent a few minutes at the jail and yes, we did throw a few coins into the toilets that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TroubleDeciding
Reviewed 25 October 2018

It is really small and not too well kept up. I thought it was going to be bigger, but it is just a tiny ruin in the middle of town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie F
Reviewed 6 August 2018

4 because it is free. Grab some brews then come by to see the jail. Quite an interesting slide, 200+ feet. Parking will be an issue but there are a couple of slots right in front. Great place for pics. Weekends are quite busy in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

When we first visited Jerome over 30 years ago, most of the buildings here looked like the Sliding Jail. Now, Jerome is revived and has become a destination with many, if not most structures restored. The Sliding Jail will give you a peak of what...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bigredmachine
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