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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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Ok to see if you're already in Kanab

It is mildly interesting and free (donations requested). It is a work in progress if it has rained recently you need to avoid the ubiquitous mud

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It is mildly interesting and free (donations requested). It is a work in progress if it has rained recently you need to avoid the ubiquitous mud

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Little Hollywood Musem has some movie props that makes a little town. It is pretty neat to see how sets are made. There is not much to do in Kanab Ut so this does give you something to do. You don't need but about 15 minutes.

1 Thank Kenny S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here spontaneously and walked around for a bit. It's kind of creepy but interesting to look through all the sets. If you're in Kanab anyhow, it's worth a stop. Otherwise, don't plan a trip for it.

Thank DayTravels
Kingsport, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had enjoyed the Movie Museum in Moab and since we remembered the one here we thought we would revisit. (Had been here about 10 years ago). It had rained a few days before our visit so at least half the displays were roped off as not accessible due to mud. The museum is primarily building from old movie sets... More 

Thank EastTNTraveler
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Did not go here for dinner but just to check out the old movie sets. I visited with a very personable employee who took the time to share his excitement and stories of past stars that have visited. Great memorabilia and a fun visit.

Thank RondaID
Roanoke, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My husband is a western movie buff so we were looking forward to stopping at the museum. I think at one time this was quite a nice set up however over the years everything has deteriorated. We had even plan to drive out to the Paria movie set however we were told it was no longer standing even though it... More 

Thank Carol W
TomForsythe, Owner at Little Hollywood Movie Museum, responded to this review

Hard to be blamed for the arsonists who burned down the Paria Movie set because of their anti Federal Government sentiment, or for the collapse of the so called Gunsmoke sets out in Johnson Canyon because the owner of the property let them disintegrate on his watch. We, on the other hand, spend thousands of dollars every year maintaining the... More 

West Point, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A few sets behind the gift shop. Watch the film in one of the buildings if you want to learn about them and why they are there. It's free and worth a look if you have some time, but I wouldn't say it's a destination in and of itself.

Thank Pam S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Cool to see actual props, buildings used in movies. Gift Shop is nice. Nice place to visit if you don't have a lot of time

Thank Jackie Sue H
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My wife and I plus a friend visited here on 10/10/16. Shopping inside but outside you get to visit some of the old movie sets. Be sure to watch the intro video before you start the short walk. Amazing what you will learn.

1 Thank Chuck B
Murray, Utah
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We visited after a very hard rain storm. All of the buildings are outside with a few windows showing memorabilia. Much of the area was blocked off due to mud. Even if it hadn't been muddy, I don't think there is much to see here. The big building is a rather unimpressive store. I expected a museum with more depth... More 

Thank SherylUT

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