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Allen Street

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Address: Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone Number: +1 520-457-9317
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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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The street is blocked off so pedestrians are free to cross at any point. It just seems so authentic and such a history lesson to walk up and down both sides of the street. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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128 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The street is blocked off so pedestrians are free to cross at any point. It just seems so authentic and such a history lesson to walk up and down both sides of the street. We found parking easy this time - that's not always the case. We walked to the OK Coral and then all the way up to the... More 

Thank EHPhxAZ
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53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great tour. Unfortunately, I do not remember the guides name, only that it was the open wagon with 2 Norwegian Fjords. He was very good and very interesting and you could tell he has been doing it for a long time. The history he gave and tips were incredible. He had a whitish beard and a very... More 

Thank Steven N
Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Actors and visitors in costume and very real old western town setting with all the shops and owners looking like they stepped out of a western movie. Wyatt Earp and his brothers, Doc Holiday and the "cowboys" walking the street right up to the gunfight (3 times per day). All attractions and souvenirs very affordable, and get you picture taken... More 

Thank GraemeCarmie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is full of history! I would recommend everything! The tours are great and so is the price. Walking down the street that has so much history is amazing. A must see and must visit!!

Thank Ashley P
Alpine, California
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked up this street several times during our visit. I appreciated the signs on the side of the sidewalk with information on the history of the buildings and the vicinity of the sign. The actors walking the streets were informative and helpful when trying to find certain buildings in the area. We walked into several stores and talked to... More 

Thank 10ringtraveler
Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of shops and characters of all kinds walking around Allen St. A variety of restaurants to chose from and various attractions to visit while in town. A good day trip stop.

Thank CaveCreektraveler
Terre Haute, Indiana
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know it is a tourist spot, but they have done a good job in keeping the old feel. The wooden sidewalks are part of that.

Thank Walter P
Tucson, Arizona
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a long street to walk and there are a lot of places to sit and rest, food and snacks to enjoy. Just window shopping is a lot of fun. Re-live history.

Thank CountryHarvestUSA
Tacoma, Washington
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked along Allen Street at night during an intense downpour shortly after arriving - it was eerie and beautiful at the same time. Even though the original floor boards have been replaced, probably many times since the 1880's, to think that the Earps, Doc Holliday, Fred White, Josie Marcus, Kate Fisher, Luke Short, et al had traveled this same... More 

Thank Cynthia L
So Cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

When we walked around the corner on this cold winter day, we were quite surprised to see gun-slinging cowboys (or were they Cowboys?!?) roaming the streets as if they owned the place! Actually, we found out it is the dedicated local population that carries on the True West Tradition of Tombstone! The locals give Allen Street a really believable vibe,... More 

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