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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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Tombstone's Allen Street - The Name Says It All!

If you like the idea of being able to walk down a famous old west street where history was made and let your imagination wander....!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Marana, Arizona

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Marana, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 NEW

If you like the idea of being able to walk down a famous old west street where history was made and let your imagination wander....!

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

You have the boarded side walks of Allen Street and this is the main area of Tombstone but anything that was an original old shop or music hall is now an establishment after your money, there are only so many t-shirts & fridge magnets that you can buy. It won't take you 15 minutes to walk up & down both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We walked down Allen st at 7am one morning no one but us on the street and you could sense the history of this place. During day full of tourist shops selling souvenirs,restaurants,. I liked that they had historic mentions at various locations like where Morgan Earp was gunned down, or where Wells Fargo building was etc. If you a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

So much to just see. Lots of shopping, and places to eat. The best part is just people watching. You seen locals, people from nearby towns and tourists from other states and even country's. The kids love the gun fighters and saloon girls who roam the town.

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Williamsburg, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Walking the streets of Tombstone. The sidewalks are wooden like they were back in the 1880s. Characters walk around dressed in costumes from the period. I highly recommend riding the stagecoach tour! There are historic markers all around the town telling what events happened there. There are shops, restaurants and attractions. If you love the authentic old west you have... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Allen street looks just like Old Western days, with its dust roads and saloons, so much to do and see here, lots of people in costume just to add to the atmosphere.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Allen street is the main tourist area of Tombstone AZ with many shops and several restaurants. There are old west re-enanctors wearing old west clothing and weapons around the town and a stage coach travelling about for tours etc. There are several museums and other historical sites to see. Well worth a visit at least once if you are in... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Been going to Tombstone for over 10 years. Definite slide toward the commercial in that time. This is the original "Main Drag" of Tombstone, but every store is packed with over-priced touristy crap. They even have an oil and vinegar specialty store now. Really? How about an old-time snake-oil salesman on the corner. At least that would be in the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Fun visit. Tons of gift shops and eateries the length of the street. Although not on Allen Street, our only disappointment in Tombstone was that we could not see OK Corral unless we bought tickets to the show. We missed the show and the corral is enclosed by walls, so we could see nothing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

If you like westerns or US history, this is a one of a kind street. We ate at the Crystal Place which is where one of the Earp brothers was shot in the movies. What really happened?

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