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Little Hollywood Movie Museum

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Address: 297 W Center St, Kanab, UT 84741-3449
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+1 435-644-5337

The free Little Hollywood Movie Museum , a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non...

The free Little Hollywood Movie Museum , a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non profit, exhibits a collection of actual movie sets as the centerpiece of its exploration of how the sleepy little town of Kanab became the back lot for movies like The Outlaw Josey Wales, Planet Of The Apes & Stagecoach and a haunt for Hollywood stars like Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Charleton Heston, Clint Eastwood and more recently, Kiefer Sutherland and Willem Dafoe. Both on the big screen and on TV in such classics as The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke and Lassie, Southern Utah defines the way we see the American West. The Museum is set behind Trading Post of the West, a gift shop focused on Made in the USA merchandise including fair trade Native American Arts and Jewelry, Stetson Hats and Abilene boots. From fine gifts to fun souvenirs Trading Post of the West offers a great selection at fair prices. There are big clean restrooms, snacks, drinks and a picnic area. Kid and pet friendly. Whether you have 15 minutes or over an hour, it's a fun place to stop.

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this is not a flashy, slick attraction but it has a certain story to tell and is worth taking 30 minutes to stroll around. The main attraction is the collection of replicas of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is not a flashy, slick attraction but it has a certain story to tell and is worth taking 30 minutes to stroll around. The main attraction is the collection of replicas of movie stage sets (and some actual stage sets with descriptions of which movies they were in). It's a little run down - watch out for loose boards... More 

Thank abearfellow
Burlington, Iowa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little Hollywod is mixture of buildings from old Western movie sets put into a western town setting. The fact that it is free is a big plus and they have a nice little gift shop.

Thank clneff_iowa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pieces of old Western sets on display with a short video shown in one of the buildings. It's no charge to visit. Good for families.

Thank Viviane H
Hermiston, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool little "Tourist Trap" , but with a twist , free museum out back with old movie sets moved there - But , they seem to be suffering from extended neglect ..

Thank Rust-E-Junque
Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We checked this place out and found it interesting. Actual movie sets that were in the movies. Outdoors.

Thank Barry B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 9-year-old son had a blast touring the old movie sets but I'd say we were finished in less than 10 minutes. The woman working the counter that day was extremely knowledgeable of area and provided lots of tips for our family. I'd say that portion of our visit was the most worthwhile!

Thank ForestersWife
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Outlaw Josey Wales is one of my favorite movies, so it was super cool to see the barn and homestead set from the film at the museum. The other exhibits were neat, too, but I was especially interested in the Josey Wales pieces!

Thank Venango
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is old, rundown and physically stinky. Don't go out of your way to visit this place. If you want to stretch your legs for an hour, you're better off visiting the Animal Sanctuary and touring the animal habitats.

Thank HatRez
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with my husband and young sons who love cowboy stuff. It was a quick stop but fun to let them explore the old props. I recommend it.

Thank Dairywife1
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

It was fun to see the old buildings and stage settings for westerns, many of which we had seen and remember. We were there in the early spring so perhaps things hadn't been readied for visitors but we thought it could use some care. No fee to get in but we would have been happy to pay a small fee... More 

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