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Little Hollywood Movie Museum

297 West Center, Kanab, UT 84741
435-644-5337
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Ranked #9 of 11 Attractions in Kanab
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: The free Little Hollywood Movie Museum , a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non profit, exhibits a collection...
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Rochester
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This museum consists of items used in movies such as The Outlaw Josey Wales. There are cabins, barns, coffins and the like. It's a fun little place. To get there, you walk through the gift shop, and all they ask is for a donation.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a really funky little venue and the admission is free. You pass through the gift store and in back they have all these wonderfully tacky little sets. You can't beat the price for the amusement.

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

Glad you enjoyed our little place Reggie. We definitely encourage fun. Our Movie Set Museum is very hands on and meant for interaction - no stodgy hands off policy here. It's part of why we have to keep doing maintenance but it makes for a lot better photo opps when we let our guests just play in whatever funky way... More 

SALT LAKE CITY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The museum has a great gift shop. The grounds outside have old buildings and fun photo ops for everyone. It is interesting how some of the buildings are just fake fronts and other are complete buildings. The informational video is very informative.

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was the highlight of staying in Kanab as there isn't much else!! Had fun here we all dressed up and took part in a recreation of a western was dissappointed to discover that they hadn't filmed it and given us the option of purchasing the DVD but the experience was fun the photos great and the food was excellent... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a clothing store with a few movie sets out back. I got really nice boots here but for goodness sake don't make a special trip.

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

I'm very pleased that Nell found a nice pair of boots at our store. We pride ourselves on carrying quality merchandise at affordable prices. Much of it is Native American made. It's our way of supporting our local area fair trade economy. By all means, don't make a special trip to see our small museum. It is best seen as... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We enjoyed wandering the sets and especially reading the information and watching a film in one of the small cabins on the background of the museum. Initially it's 'not much to see' because the sets are flimsy (not built to last because they are sets not houses) but understanding the story made a huge difference and we enjoyed fooling around... More 

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

It's always nice when people enjoy the experience of learning about the movie sets in our museum. Like a lot of good things, it only reveals itself with a little bit of effort. If you take the time to watch the Virtual Docent and the assemblage from the wonderful documentary, Return To Little Hollywood, then the sets themselves become part... More 

Albuquerque
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Not worth your time. Bunch of old buildings. It was not what you would think it is. They want you to shop in the gift store.

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

Well, I guess it depends on what you'd expect. Honestly, by definition, a movie set museum is going to be a 'bunch of old buildings'. That's kind of the point. So, if you weren't expecting that, then of course it would be disappointing. If you want to see some of the way buildings are finessed to create illusions in movies,... More 

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