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Historic Gleeson Jail

Gleeson Road, East of Tombstone, Tombstone, AZ
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Get into jail free

The restored jail in the ghost town of Gleeson has a lot of local history. Along with Gleeson and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rodney L
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Elfrida, Arizona
Don't waste your time

I was totally excited to get there. We were headed to Ringo's burial site and I'm very into good... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
James M
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“ghost towns” (3 reviews)
“ruins” (2 reviews)
“gerson” (9 reviews)
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Gleeson Road, East of Tombstone, Tombstone, AZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restored jail in the ghost town of Gleeson has a lot of local history. Along with Gleeson and the jail you are only minutes away from another ghost town named Courtland. Both places are tied together in mining history and worth the visit.

Thank Rodney L
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

I was totally excited to get there. We were headed to Ringo's burial site and I'm very into good photos. You won't find that here. It's like a little old building in the middle of nothing but trailer trash mecca. (I didn't see inside, but...More

Thank James M
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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

3  Thank Patricia L
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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.

5  Thank PAnomad4
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Reviewed 15 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

3  Thank ironcowboy52
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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

4  Thank Cathy R
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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

1  Thank Teamster01
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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

3  Thank JC1064
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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
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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
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