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Address: 297 West Center, Kanab, UT 84741
Phone Number: 435-644-5337
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Description: 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 for a Bathroom Break

This "museum" is touted as a museum of Hollywood movies. It is really a souvenir stand with some old buildings in the back. The buildings are interesting, but not impressive... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This "museum" is touted as a museum of Hollywood movies. It is really a souvenir stand with some old buildings in the back. The buildings are interesting, but not impressive. Would not stop here again other than to use their clean restrooms.

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Layton, Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If I had to pay to get in I would have felt cheated. They had a nice video to watch telling about some of the western movies that produced in the Kanab area. A lot of the old facades that they had were in pretty poor condition. It would have been nice if there had been more in the way... More 

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Rocky Top, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

An unexpected pleasure for all. Being a huge Gunsmoke fan and having an autographed copy of James Arness autobiography this was a must stop as I knew some of the Gunsmoke scenes were shot here. The little airport here was were the man Matt Dillon himself flew in to do scenes with some of the cast members. In his book... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Mostly a gift store with some remnants of old Hollywood western sets behind. Also some photos and other memorabilia re: western movies. Old timers will remember Gunsmoke and Death Valley Days which were largely filmed here. Maybe take a quick look, but that's about all. Some tours include dinner here as one of their activities. If so, you will dress... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a free museum and if I had to pay anything to go through it, I would have asked for my money back! The movie sets are interesting, but they are sorely neglected and some of them are falling apart. The jail is downright creepy with the mannequins in it who have definitely seen better days.

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Farmington, Arkansas, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice little visit. They force you through store to get it and out but no pressure to buy a thing. Nice movie history. Sigh sigh are a bit distracting from pictures. It's free so you get what you pay for. Nothing else to do here after ending your day at a canyon

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A small kitchy museum with lots of photo ops. This place is nothing great, but many of the buildings are nice a gives that "wild west-feeling". If you know what to expect, this is a nice little stop on you way and it's nice that someone keeps these places alive. There is also a souvenirshop if that is your thing.

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Kanab, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I had an opportunity to eat lunch here. It was very good. The staff were wonderful. I enjoyed the movie sets.

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Northwest Arkansas
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177 reviews 177 reviews
26 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a cluster of old movie sets from films such as Outlaw Josey Wales, etc. It is a free exhibit and you could tell there isn't much money to keep it up. Some of the items were falling apart and you could tell that animals had taken up residence in some of the buildings. Also, we were going to... More 

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

Thank you for visiting. All of us here are the first to know that our aging movie sets need constant maintenance. That's why we ask for donations to help pay for only a small part of the ongoing repair efforts. Right now we're digging out dirt that has washed into one of the sets and installing a wood floor. And... More 

Oregon City, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Had no idea so many movies were filmed in this little corner of Utah. Pretty amazing and this little museum has quite a few sets on sight along with lots of great information.

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