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Address: Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone Number:
+1 520-457-9317
06:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Allen Street is the main business and Historic District/National Registry...

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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Allen Street is where it's all at! We went during Memorial day weekend and it was Wyatt Earp Day's. The main road was closed off to cars, but it was great as they had live... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2016
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Allen Street is where it's all at! We went during Memorial day weekend and it was Wyatt Earp Day's. The main road was closed off to cars, but it was great as they had live Gunfight's in the street, dance show's. I took a bunch of pictures, just of the street alone. To think you are standing on the same... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Great to see, feel and pretend you are in the old west. Just to think that underneath the asphalt and the newer facades lays the original building/roads. I wish we would've dressed up as we seen about 50% of visitors doing so! We love this era and we will join the festivities on our next visit.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Great history all around Allen Street. Most of the stores are tourist traps, all selling the same merch, but a few had unique stuff and history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Everything cost a few dollars here, a few dollars there. In no time it feels like youve spent Disney world dollars and done just a few basic attractions. Im a little disappointed we dedicated a whole day to this town. 2-3 hours is more than enough...

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is where the Earps' and Doc Holliday march done the street to re-enact the Gunfight at the OK Corral.

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This was the main street of Old Tombstone, locals dress up as wild west characters and there are stage coaches doing old town tours. Many of the historic buildings are right along this street.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Of course this is a tourist trap but additionally the reconstruction is true to period and a great place to stroll and imagine being there with the folks of the 1800's. Lots of history on this street.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Enjoyed strolling up and down. Some great premises and lots of people in period costumes and stagecoaches going up and down.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Although this is a definite tourist trap it is a lot of fun. The history comes alive along this street. Worth an hour or two for sure.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Walk the streets the Earp's walked, let your mind wander and flash back to all the historically inaccurate movies about the OK Corral and Tombstone. Then try to wipe the smile off your face. Just stroll, plenty of shops and eateries as well as historical markers and saloons. If you are into old west, you will be happy!

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