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Allen Street

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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Awesome place

Had a great day exploring Allen street. The Cowboys in the street were great as was the gravel road... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Don't go after 5PM

This street is just as it was in the 1880s with lots of shops. Some of the proprieters dress up in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“old west” (126 reviews)
“lots of shops” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 00:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great day exploring Allen street. The Cowboys in the street were great as was the gravel road and the stage coaches. The footpaths being timber was also cool. We met the two sheriffs on the day walking the street..they were nice.

Thank jamfactory1
Reviewed 5 days ago

This street is just as it was in the 1880s with lots of shops. Some of the proprieters dress up in period clothing to make it more authentic. Everything except a few restaurants closes at about 5PM. To keep the authenticity there are no street...More

Thank MLE0904
Reviewed 6 days ago

This street is very true to the idea of a western town and is full of interesting shops and exhibits. Love this place.

Thank Gloria H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great to walk down the street. There are a lot of great shops. Walking down that street was like taking a walk down history. This was a great adventure

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my third visit to Tombstone. I have always been struck with the authenticity of the historic district. It's so much more than Wyatt Earp and the gunfight. The street has been well preserved and I appreciate the signs marking the spot of various...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've never seen a hot, dusty, "western town" before it's a mediocre tourist trap with tons of small stores and shops to spend your money in, with the added bonus of a few apparently paid "cowboys" strolling around or sitting picturesquely on chairs and...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is kinda cool and worth a day visit. Allen St has restaurants, saloons and souvenir shops and the buildings are old wild west type. People dress in 1880's clothes. Even at night after most of the tourist leave, it is common to see...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tombstone is an overrated tourist trap with very few authentic "historic" sites. The main drag is Allen Street. Years ago it was paved. The city returned it to a dirt street to add a western feel. Only a few buildings are real. The rest were...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Allen street with it's saloons, old hotels, variety of shops, wooden boardwalks, bandwagons and cowboys is like time travelling. Really fantastic place like the whole town of Tombstone.

Thank Jukka W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the summer wear cool clothes. Hot we got lucky and it was only 88 in august. Wear comfy shoes. This town has lots of history

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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.
13 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.