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Address: 297 West Center, Kanab, UT 84741
Phone Number: 435-644-5337
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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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Small but free attraction that adds to Kanab

I stumbled upon the Little Hollywood Movie Museum and was happy to step back in time. I enjoyed this free attraction with my children who still do not understand what a "set" is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stumbled upon the Little Hollywood Movie Museum and was happy to step back in time. I enjoyed this free attraction with my children who still do not understand what a "set" is. It was nice for them to experience this hidden gem. It takes no more than an hour (perfect time for the attention of a 10 year old).... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has changed since I last visited in the last 90s, and not for the better. They've shoehorned in a few more authentic buildings in the back, added some very second-rate facades to try to complete the look, and expanded the gift shop to 3 or 4 times its size. They serve primarily bus tours.

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

Thank you for noticing that we've updated since the 90s. It would be a sad business indeed if nothing changed in the past 20 years. However, your memory isn't quite accurate. The facades have been a part of the attraction since it opened in 1988. The only set that's been added is from The Attic Door. We did remove some... More 

Romford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were quite surprised to stumble across this museum as we were walking around near our hotel. It is primarily a large gift shop with a cafe and museum at the back through a door. The museum part is quite interesting, you could spend about 20-40 minutes here exploring the jail, cabins etc. It is free to visit and has... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a free attraction. The Little Hollywood Movie Museum has a nice collection of movie props and buildings. We watch two short videos about Kanab's role in Hollywood movies before we tour the town. The theme song from the movie "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" kept running through my head as I strolled along the covered wooden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are spending the night in Kanab after a visit to Best Friends animal sanctuary . We had daylight and some time before dinner and this stop was recommended. It was cute, fun and free. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

As a big fan of western movies we loved this museum even though we walked around it in the pouring rain. It made us realise how a smal, insignificent set could look quite different when filmed. Lots of film history and many photo opportunities.

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East Central FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We went here as a group. I thought it was a bit cheesy that they did a movie of everyone and even put it on a CD. But we all had fun. We had a early dinner which was good. It was served food-line style and was hot and delicious. It was interesting to see the movie sets and learn... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Cute set of old movies and western TV shows. A "self serve"tour, the ladies in the store point you in the direction of the movie set. Fun to take a look, but would not go out of my way to do it again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We drove to Kanab, just to see the "old western movie sets" and were rather disappointed. Perhaps our expections were just too high but this museum was not worth the 2 hour drive. There are few old movie set buildings but not what we thought we were going to find. If you happen to be in Kanab, Utah and you... More 

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

This is a very informative review, and in line with what I tell guests. Our Museum has the only remaining sets from the area's Little Hollywood glory days. It's an interesting aside when you're in the area for the gorgeous scenery that still wows anyone with an appreciation of nature's wonder. It's not a stand alone attraction the way nearby... More 

West Des Moines
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

It was a fun and quick place to walk through and take pictures. Some things were run down, but it was interesting to see how they built some the 'fake' buildings for movies.

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