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Allen Street

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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Street filled with vendors and reinactments

Allen Street is filled with old town shops and saloons with food, drinks, and music. Allen Street... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
glendale az usa
Didn't like the street western 'players'.

This was an interesting walk but 2 things were wrong with it. The first were the actors? always... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Sandy V
Kamloops, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • 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 22 February 2017

Allen Street is filled with old town shops and saloons with food, drinks, and music. Allen Street is the center of the majority of activity.

Thank arizona69
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was an interesting walk but 2 things were wrong with it. The first were the actors? always speaking to the attractions available as every one of them cost money! Secondly, the stores were so repetitive and classically tourist traps with mostly made in China...More

Thank Sandy V
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Super fun and interesting attraction.. Neat to walk along this place and see all the interesting things. We learned so much here.

Thank vickiepingo
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Fun for everyone, adults, kids, dogs ! Actors, role playes, horses, and covered wagons ! My family enjoyed Allen street during Vigilante days. Great job Marine Corps League !

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stopped by Tombstone on our way from Kartchner Caverns to Las Cruces - it wasn't far out of the way at all. A very quaint town, with the main street still looking like it did in the early days - complete with a stagecoach...More

Thank LetsGetGone
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Although I'll watch western films I wouldn't describe myself as a fan. However, we were in the area so decided to call in & take a look. Although I'd read up about the town I must admit I was fearing something that would be rather...More

1  Thank David E
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Historic street blocked off to be tourist attraction. Lots of shops and character actors. Plenty to do for a good afternoon.

Thank TexasLuv2Golf
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My husband is such a fan of Western movies, that he just loves walking up and down Allen Street. I tag along. Lots to see, and lots to do. It seems that there are less of the kitchy, cheapie, junky tourist items now. Some stores...More

2  Thank NYU62
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My town is special. It is the real thing. Walk down the Allen St. boardwalk in early evening, with the store lights on... you'll be back in time and deciding that you just might want to move here. The air is achingly pure and clear....More

3  Thank Jon_Donahue
Reviewed 12 February 2017

On 5th Street. Wide variety of Ladies period clothing for sale. Fun to wear in town and saloons. Miss Kitty will fit your corset and make sure it complements your figure

Thank charmed9956
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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.