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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
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: 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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This area is mostly closed off to vehicles. Lots of shops and restaurants to browse. Plenty of cowboys wondering around to make it feel like the old west. Very touristy area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This area is mostly closed off to vehicles. Lots of shops and restaurants to browse. Plenty of cowboys wondering around to make it feel like the old west. Very touristy area, but we enjoyed it.

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Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We travelled to Tombstone and expected a corner of a street to be a bit "touristy" but found that the whole town is! Allen Street is the main road through the centre of the town and is set up to be how it would have been 120 years ago. It does a good job! The only traffic up and down... More 

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Cullman, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Just a neat little town. Lots of shops. something for everyone. From antiques to fudge, clothing, costumes (if you want to dress the part!) Even a Harley Davidson store!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

There is plenty to do on Allen Street, from "shoot out" shows to shopping. We spent three days in Tombstone and found something to do every day on Allen Street. We loved the saloons! We are fascinated by the history of Tombstone and Allen Street plays a big part!

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Wolfe City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Allen street is an awesome place to shop and gives you an opportunity to glance into what history was like many years ago. Every store owner was very helpful and the stores smelled like leather. The saloons were very unique. Beautiful small town!

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Every store owner was friendly and informative. I wish I could have purchased something from every store. The bookstores were of special interest and had an excellent selection of history books.

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Ware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Everything in old town Tombstone happens on Allen Street. The costumed people are hanging there, the big attractions like Big Nose Kate's Saloon, the Bird Cage and the OK Corral are all accessed form here. You can get your stagecoach ride from here, you can access a show from here, and you can spend money like a drunken sailor on... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I had a lot of hope for this trip considering it was on my bucket list, due to me being a history nut, but this place exceeded my expectations. Although I would not bring children here under certain age. Your town is beautiful and rich with history!

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great fun for all ages an totally original with most of the buildings having been restored. The street is full of things to do and one of the best things before you start is to take a stage coach tour. On the tour you learn about the history of Tombstone and places of interest are pointed out to you. The... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I was so looking forward to an old west experience. What we got was a little bit of history wrapped around a big, fat tourist trap. Do not come here with little kids. This place is geared to make everything appeal to the little ones, no matter how ridiculous. We watched a nice, grandmother shell out $8 or $10 to... More 

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