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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Oregon City, Oregon
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Oregon City, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 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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Lehi, Utah
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The museum is located behind a local store, there is no fee to enter; You can see some of the old props and small homes/jail,barns used during Hollywood films made in Kanab. The tour would last between half hour and an hour.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Lovely small outdoor museum with movie like props in a western style surrounding. Its free and the staff is very friendly and kind. A small souvenir shop is enclosed to it.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lots of tschatschkies in that surprisingly big store. The back consists of old sets from films, and are described as such. I was there in the off season, so am sure the kids will have a lot more fun during the main season when there are actual cowboys there.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit., Yes, we do have a large store with a wide variety of great souvenirs. The sets are really from some of the movies shot in the area. I'm not sure we get many real cowboys here but when the Chuckwagon Cookout is rolling, we do get lots of folks playing at being in a... More 

Gastonia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For a fun walk back down memory lane to famous movies filmed in Kanab, go to this neat little museum. Expect to see movie sets and props that you can walk through. A great little gift ship in front has good prices on good souvenirs. We went twice to this museum - a fun walk-through!

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Coupeville, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We really enjoyed walking through the old sets and reading the history of what movie or event it was used for. Really felt like a little Old West town. An hour is enough time to walk through and watch the little video about how Little Hollywood was made. It is free and just a really nice little stop if you... More 

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TomForsythe, General Manager at Little Hollywood Movie Museum, responded to this review

We're always glad when our visitors appreciate and enjoy the Little Hollywood Museum. We do our best to make sure that the museum is both informative and fun. More 

Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It is free and the kids liked it. It was nice and quite place to stretch after long day of driving. Good little gift shop and also has nice details about many of the different memorabila they have. Would recommend stopping and taking a walk through.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It's free to wander around and look, though I'm not sure how authentic any of the 'sets' are. They do make a nice backdrop for some pics. They do have a gift shop that isn't too outrageous also.

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

I'd sure much rather be cute than creepy, so thank you for your comment. I can assure you that the sets are authentic. That's why each of the major sets includes an explanation of how and where it was used in a particular movie. Most of the explanations even include a screen shot revealing the set in the actual motion... More 

Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Apart from a few interesting remnants from old movie sets, this is an odd and creepy sort of place. You have to go through the gift shop and go outdoors to get to the "museum". Don't miss the wooden "bad guy" cutouts, and the one of John Wayne? leaning against a wall. Is uber-tacky a word?

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

Wow. We've never been called 'creepy' before and we didn't even decorate for Halloween. I would bet that we didn't get any kind of donation from this guest but that's OK because plenty of visitors take advantage of the cowboy cutouts for fun photos. That's why they're there and they get plenty of use in that role. The Museum is... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were taking a day off from hiking so visited various attractions in the area including the museum. It's free although donations are welcomed and deserved. It was interesting to learn about the history of film making in the area and fun to see the props that were used in some classic movies. I would recommend a quick stop.

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