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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...

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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Walk the street. Feel history.

Replete with reenactors, a great slice of the 19th century and loaded with accompanying shops with every kind of 19th century clothing and shoes, as well as plenty of modern... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Robert M
Salt Lake City, Utah

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Tucson, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I first began visiting Tombstone as a child in the late 1970's. It was simply a "true" old western town. Over the years it began changing. Early 90's was different but worthwhile. Today it is overly commercialized and definitely leans toward a theme park vibe. Very few native residents remain here. Each person you talk with explains political in fighting... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Replete with reenactors, a great slice of the 19th century and loaded with accompanying shops with every kind of 19th century clothing and shoes, as well as plenty of modern jewelry, books and food. A great place to just hang out or visit with the locals and experience a piece of modern Tombstone.

Thank Robert M
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bought a pair of Lane cowboy boots I had been wanting for a long time! Birthday present :) This store had a great selection, all of the sizes, the owner spent some time making sure I got the right one, and we left with me being very happy. Great selection, great service, and you can say you bought your gear... More 

Thank Sylvia P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time visiting Tombstone. I miss the dirt street as it made it more realistic. The bird cage saloon was interesting to see, we did not take the tour. I thought the epitaph newspaper building was interesting, to be able to read some of the old news print.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As long as you recognize this town for what it is, then enjoy the experience. There are characters wandering the streets in period costume and an old stage coach to ride. A hawker calls you to the OK Corral to watch "the" famous shoot out. It was fun to walk up and down the wooden sidewalks and dirt street, wandering... More 

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Campton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must do, over and over again, if possible. The historical value alone is worth the trip. The town does a wonderful job of keeping the authenticity of the town alive, no one does it better. I plan on making a return trip. If you haven't been....GO!

Thank ChristineNH
Douglas, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see for any history or western fan. Walk down the streets & just feel the history all around you. Lots of people in period costumes & stage coaches pulled by horses. Lots of nice shops.

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking down Allen Street you will hear the sound of boots clunking along the wooden boardwalk, see many of the original buildings, see stagecoaches passing by, and find many of the citizens dressed as they would have been in the 1880s. Lots of shopping, food, and saloons to be found here of course. Great fun!

Thank Lee S
Spokane, WA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I made a day trip to Tombstone and Bisbee because we both love history. Tombstone was definitely a disappointment - the town is mostly a tourist trap. Many of the things you see are re-creations and not original. I think everything except the gift shops has an admission charge, and the admission charges are fairly high. On... More 

Thank Danell B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking down Allen Street makes you think you're in a movie. You have to keep on walking up and down and still you don't have enough. Fun, fun, fun!

Thank Karmen K

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