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Allen Street

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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Awesome Small Town Feels Like the Old West

My overall visit to Tombstone was amazing, walking down Allen Street was like taking a trip back in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tony V
Far far west in today lives

I couldn't believe my eyes when i walked through allen street. I thought I was in a movie or... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Allen Street is the main business and Historic District/National Registry of Historic Places of the famous Old West town of Tombstone, Arizona. It's full of history having once been the main thoroughfare of Tombstone during the boomtown days, so has certainly seen plenty of sights in its time. Allen Street became famous for being at the heart of the action during the time of the Old West. It saw plenty of gunfights in its day, and continues to be the primary tourist destination for tourists and Tombstone visitors. Today, it attracts people from all over who are looking for the excitement and enchantment of the Wild West days. The first stop on any trip to Allen Street should be the Tombstone Visitor and Information Center, where people can pick up a map of the area along with all the information that they need to plan their day. After that, they can head on down the Street to see what they come across. Allen Street is home to plenty of attractions, one of the most notable being the O.K. Corral. The O.K. Corral is the site of the most famous gunfight of the Old West which took place on October 26, 1881. It has daily re-enactments of the fight and is also home to the Historama, a multimedia performance showcasing Tombstone's long and varied history. After that there's plenty to choose from, including the Tombstone Ghosts and Legends Tour, guaranteed to give everyone a chill, or the Birdcage Theatre. Visitors can ride along the dusty road on the Tucson Stage Line or Butterfield Stage Coach, and can enjoy travelling as it once was with the road being closed to all other traffic. There are lots of options in terms of food and drink as well including the Crystal Palace Saloon and Big Nose Kate's, and there are countless other souvenir and gift shops along the Street for visitors to find a memento of the day. And, the Street is an attraction in its own right, with western re-enactments often being performed by the Six Gun City Players. Allen Street is open daily and entry to the road itself is free, however admission fees and opening times are sure to vary with each individual attraction. Be sure to check with the attraction first for their terms and conditions, and it's worth checking with the visitor center if you want to know when any staged gunfights and the like will be taking place. A trip to Allen Street really gives people a chance to see what life was once like in the Old West. With plenty of attractions to choose from, as well as re-enactments of famous showdowns, visitors will truly get a glimpse into the history of the time. And, with everything so beautifully preserved it really feels like you're back in the days of the Wild West, which will appeal to history fans and general tourists alike. Allen Street is a must-see for any visit to Tombstone.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
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“old west” (126 reviews)
“lots of shops” (20 reviews)
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Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My overall visit to Tombstone was amazing, walking down Allen Street was like taking a trip back in time. When we first arrived they were having a Freedom Day Parade which was fun to watch and eat ice cream. Also mid day they had a...More

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't believe my eyes when i walked through allen street. I thought I was in a movie or something... a dusty street in the middle of saloons, ancient shops and funny objects. I bought there my boots! People is wearing old west clothes like...More

Thank Ceschina1985
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A lot of history! Take your time and be prepared to learn the good and the bad. Will come back! Might even stay in tombstone, have a gut feeling night activities change from day activities 😃

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We watched the Freedom Day parade here. It was so much fun. There was such a friendly small town atmosphere. The gunfight skits were great also. We loved the historic setting. It was enjoyable for all ages.

Thank techsolution
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We walked up and down on both sides. It is quite a walk. There are people in period costumes walking around along with the Earps, Doc Holiday plus the McLaurys also. Every one was friendly. Plenty of shops and places to eat along the way....More

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Clean road! The road was covered with bricks and seems to be a historic town.Smart to walk on the main street! We heard that ,some western movie shot will be acted on the road.But after waiting for an hour,we came to know that ,the show...More

Thank Jashodhara
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

It's completely free to stroll up and down the wooden sidewalks lining the street and easy to imagine a day when horses and cowboys were common place. You could literally spend hours just people watching.

Thank Micah S
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Very fun to walk the main thoroughfare of old Tombstone. Evidently the street was paved, but thankfully they covered it in rock so it has a more authentic feel. A great trip down an actual old west town with rebuilt buildings and many historical placards...More

Thank PDXDevin
Reviewed 30 June 2017

It was nice to walk down the street with its horses outside and its stagecoach. I imagined that this was what it was like in the old west. There was dust on the street and it looked authentic. Walking down this street is an important...More

Thank bwco
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We spent 3 days in Tombstone during what we were told is their "off season". That's probably why most of the shops don't open until noonish and close at 5:00 or 6:00. The shops were fun to go through and the restaurants were all good....More

1  Thank zinfandel71
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27 April 2017|
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Response from TombstoneChamber | Property representative |
Yes... Allen Street is stroller friendly. A stroller certainly can be rolled on the wooden boardwalks. And Allen Street itself is stroller friendly.
12 April 2016|
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Response from Snorkeler1958 | Reviewed this property |
the last show of the day for many of show is 2-3:30 pm. The shops start closing at 5:00 pm. There's nothing open after 6 pm except for the food/drinking establishments.