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Allen Street

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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Cool place to spend the day!

We felt like we stepped back in time! Totally enjoyed shopping, seeing all the period actors and... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
darlinsusieq
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A step back in time

I was so excited to detour off the path to go see this place! Growing up watching the movie... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Sarah H
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Texas
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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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“lots of shops” (24 reviews)
“old west” (149 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Tombstone, AZ 85638
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We felt like we stepped back in time! Totally enjoyed shopping, seeing all the period actors and productions, the old newspaper office, wooden sidewalks. Ate lunch at Big Nose Kate's and was not disappointed. Saw the show at the O.K. Corral.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to detour off the path to go see this place! Growing up watching the movie Tombstone, this really just put it all into perspective! In order to fully appreciate this location, I think the movie plays a huge part. To step...More

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Quaint little shops with Western-themed clothing and memoribilia. Wooden sidewalks and period actors add to the ambiance. Don't miss Arlene's or Big Nose Kate's Saloon.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Saw as much as we could in the limited time we had. This is the core of Tombstone. Everything is here. Big Nose Kate's was a great place for food and to cool off. Had fun shooting revolvers and checking out souvenirs. Bring plenty of...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

My daughter enjoyed walking around the Wild West streets for about 30 minutes. But really, unless you’re into buying tacky merchandise and being nickel and dimed for every bit of “entertainment” there really isn’t much to see or do here. We stopped in Tombstone after...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

walking the street and thinking of how it might have been. Some buildings were replaced after fires however there is stil a lot of cool things to see.

Thank John V
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 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

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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
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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
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kingrich8
2 December 2017|
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Response from Tony C | Reviewed this property |
nothing ....not one dime ......youll love walking down the streets on the wood " sidewalks" and reliving history.
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DakotaCountyResident
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.
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paju1452
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.
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