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Allen Street

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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“This is “Main Street” tombstone”

It is a lot of fun to stroll up and down Allen street. The street surface is dirt and rather wide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Charleston, South Carolina
via mobile
Worth The Walk In Both Directions

OK, this is definitely the thrill of the old west. The horse drawn tour carriages, the cowboy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark A
Lake Shore, Minnesota
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a lot of fun to stroll up and down Allen street. The street surface is dirt and rather wide with some business buildings still standing today. The cowboy riders and horse drawn passenger coaches is a sight to see. Check out the bars,...More

Thank christopherM8134MB
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, this is definitely the thrill of the old west. The horse drawn tour carriages, the cowboy actors, the novelty stores, western shops, saloons, the wooden boardwalks, the whole deal. Though driving is no allow, that is OK because cars would distract from this scenic...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit. Allen St if full of cute shops, attractions, saloons and restaurants. If you love the old west, you must come and enjoy a day here. Much to see and do - we ran out of time!!

Thank Z2665XGmikeh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't know if I mean WOW because this is nothing like I imagined; or WOW, I walked where history was made and written; or WOW, wooden sidewalks, walk down the main street (Allen) of Tombstone. Let your imagination run wild. Mentally shed off your clothes...More

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on Allen Street for a few days and glad we did. There are many nice little shops, restaurants, snack shops, shooting gallery, and gun fight shows. There are many performers from the shows who dress in period costumes and promote the shows and...More

Thank tsdmd1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to AZ many times but somehow missed Tombstone, well that has been remedied and I enjoyed the visit. It was a nice day, parking was nearby and the atmosphere fun and welcoming. Glad I dropped in for a visit.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun to spend a day in Tombstone and visit the shops on Allen St. Lots of variety, lots to see, entertainers along the street to enjoy, even a chance to ride a stagecoach if you wish. Good place to take kids 12 or older, but...More

Thank Tom O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so may shops and tourist venues on Allen Street in Tombstone that it is hard to put into perspective the actual historic area that is seen walking here.

Thank journeymaid48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must go there a half dozen times a year due to company who wants to see Tombstone. Walking Allen street is walking a historic street, with signs telling what happened at that spot in the "good old days". Today the stores are filled with...More

1  Thank Bill G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though every shop on this street wants you to open your wallet and spend money, it is a fun place to visit. There is a wide variety of western items to purchase. There are numerous western attractions to see. Easy to spend a few...More

Thank Localgirl252
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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.