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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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We all enjoyed the sets from the movies. It is nice someone is preserving movie history. It was interesting what you saw on tv is not what it is in real life.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Missouri Valley, Iowa
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Missouri Valley, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We all enjoyed the sets from the movies. It is nice someone is preserving movie history. It was interesting what you saw on tv is not what it is in real life.

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Davie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a free attraction right in the city. Different movie sets from a long list of movies have been moved here. It looks like an old western town as depicted in the western movies I grew up watching. If you are in Kanab you should go for sure.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a thoroughly enjoyable FREE experience that the entire family will enjoy. Whenever we have guests, EVERYONE makes Little Hollywood Movie Museum part of their itinerary - A MUST SEE - complete with video snapshot of how "this West was Won". This Frontier Movie Town consists of a well stocked Native American and Made in the USA. This Little... More 

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West Point, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are in Kanab this is a place worth visiting. They have brought old movie sets here from around the local area. It is free it is paid for by donations and the gift shop. It is not that big but a great place to visit.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We stopped in Kanab whilst going from Grand Canyon to Bryce Canyon. Unless you have a reason to stop here, there's not much value in doing so. The museum was interesting and we took some nice photos, but it was very small and wouldn't hold a child's interest for more than 15 minutes I think. Stop if you're in the... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were in the mood to stop at just about every little stop on the highway. Just wanted to relax. Didn't care much if things were great. Just thought it would be fun. Good thing. People who know their westerns may love the buildings here (I heard some conversation from other customers). This was an ok, stop, but rather run... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was a stop on our Tauck Canyonlands tour. The food was homey--bbq brisket and turkey and yummy baking powder biscuits. You get to "borrow" their cowboy hats while you eat. They have a collection of old cowboy movie sets in the back that are fun to walk through. It fits the atmosphere of this cowboy town where a number... More 

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San Carlos, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is primarily a huge gift shop. There really wasn't adequate explanation about the various sets and what movies they were from. I wouldn't bother stopping again. Seems like a tourist trap. Lots of big buses in the parking lot.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A haphazard collection of a few buildings from old movie sets at the back of a big gift shop. No atmosphere. Disappointed.

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

Can't please everyone. Still sad to leave a visitor unhappy. We provide a lot of interp and unique sets. Most people appreciate it. If you like movies. You will too. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If You Grew Up In The 50-60s Watching Westerns You Will Love This Place This Museum Is A Collection Of Old Movie Sets Along With A Documentary Film On Southern Utahs Film History It's Fast - Fun- And Best of All Its FREE

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I'm glad you enjoyed our place. It always feels good to have our admittedly imperfect work be appreciated. More 

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