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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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Nice JOb of Keeping Allen Street Historic

Allen Street is not your typical business district. The City of Tombstone has done a great job at keeping it rustic, historic and entertaining. It has some very nice galleries and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Reagan L
Tempe, Arizona

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Allen Street is not your typical business district. The City of Tombstone has done a great job at keeping it rustic, historic and entertaining. It has some very nice galleries and interesting old buildings. It also has your typical T-shirt shops and souvenir shops. Too many actually. The western wear shops are fantastic with some great period clothing, boots and... More 

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Pittsburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From stage coaches to Real cowboys...what a great place for the whole family. Lots of locals dressed in period clothing. Ride on a stagecoach, see a gun fight. Fun for the whole family!

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Lancaster, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On new years day, 2017 I visited Tombstone with my elderly parents as a road trip diversion because my sister in Mesa wasn't ready for us yet. It was pouring rain in the desert. This was all around surreal. I did love every minute clip-clopping down the covered wood sidewalk as we mosied on from one empty store front to... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

HIstory at it's best...but you still have to deal with all the stores that are trying to sell souvenirs and trinkets. But it's all well worth it to see the history of this old town.

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Parrottsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking down Allen Street gives you the feeling of what it was like in the old west minus the gun fights. The buildings are well kept and original and the towns people, mostly volunteers dress up in the era clothing that helps keep everything feel authentic. A must do when in southeastern Arizona.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking along this street you are going back in time. Lots of things to see and do along the street.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as we arrived we see these two cowboys leaning on a blockade . The reenactment starts here. It actually feels like you are back in the Wild West. Lots of fun.

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cowboys and lawmen dressed up give this place an authentic vibe, and everyone is very friendly. Worth checking out.

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From its wooden sidewalk, to authentic facades of the buildings, and well chosen vendors and stores. Allen street is like walking into the past as soon as you get out of your car.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Front street to walk down, try souvenirs, they all fashion photos, ride in a stagecoach, or see an OK Corral reenactment shoot out. Good family fun.

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