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Old Tucson

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Address: 201 South Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735
Phone Number: +1 520-883-0100
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Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Horseback riding, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Old Tucson is Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive! In addition to...
Old Tucson is Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive! In addition to the old movie sets and memorabilia of its rich Western film history, Old Tucson is now the premier attraction in the Southwest to experience what life in the Old West was really like. Heritage Square contains 12 new movie quality sets and 3 new streets in the "town square." The design of the new building sets was led by Gene Rudolf a credited Art Director for many movies including Young Guns II, The Great Gatsby, and many more. Be sure to visit the Native American Village and take in the entertaining and educational Living History Programs. Stroll down the historic streets and learn about the perils of cross-country travel via stagecoach, the demands of life as a sheriff in a Wild West town, and other topics discussed throughout the town. Step back in time to the atmosphere of a western town circa 1853 to 1912. Old Tucson has adopted a new logo to represent its expanded focus on Old West history, heritage, and culture in addition to its storied film history and world-famous entertainment. This broadening of scope is represented by the iconic wagon wheel, symbolic of the great westward movement of settlers to the southwest in the 1800s by wagon train. The seven spokes of the wheel represent the strong cultural and historic groups that made significant contributions to Tucson's rich heritage: Native Americans, Spanish Colonials, Mexicans, Western Cowboys, Ranchers, Chinese, and African-Americans. The seven spokes join at the wheel's hub (the location of the Old Tucson name), representing the synergistic joining of cultures and heritages at Old Tucson for a living western experience found nowhere else. Moving us toward the future, the wagon wheel reminds us to honor and celebrate our history, heritage, and diverse cultures. Old Tucson - Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive!
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A blast of the past, Old West revisited

Have visited Old Tuscon on numerous occasions and it is a good family day out. For the lover of the old Westerns quite a few were made here including the tV series ' The High... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Have visited Old Tuscon on numerous occasions and it is a good family day out. For the lover of the old Westerns quite a few were made here including the tV series ' The High Chapparal'. Regular shows,gunfights and also a public hanging all performed by trained stuntmen. Some of the rides are a little jaded but still a really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Any fan of old westerns from the 50's, 60's or 70's will be delighted with the opportunity to see where many of the TV shows and movies were filmed. My husband loves old westerns and was in heaven. It was fun walking around and checking out all of the areas, seeing the gunfight and other attractions. There is a visitors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Neat spot to wander around through the old timesy westerns. The tiny train ride is great if the conductor tells you about what you're riding by. If you're unlucky and he's not a good tour guide or not in the mood it's not nearly as interesting a ride! Good for couples, families with younger kids, movie lovers and definitely Western... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The drive from Tucson out to the movie set must surely be part of the experience. We arrived at opening time and were glad we did. Presentations started virtually straight away and continued non stop with the exception of a short break for lunch. History, practical demonstrations, excellent stunt work (some involving the crowd) and various re enactments kept us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My friend, his two teenaged daughters, and I spent a full day here and had a blast! This was an actual working movie set, so there is much to see and photograph! We had great fun taking pics of each other in jail and of the girls posing in their coffins which leaned up against the undertaker's place of business.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We wanted to visit this because I am a old western movie buff. When we got there, the price caused me to slow down. I noticed that few people were there. This caused me to ask questions. Found that the only things open were restaurant ,shops and a couple of buildings. No shows. Is a bit of a drive but... More 

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0ld_Tucson, Manager at Old Tucson, responded to this review

Old Tucson offers historic tours, living history presentations, stunt shows and musical shows - all included with general admission. On occasion, a private party may necessitate closing a venue early - but typically not before 3 in the afternoon. Since no date is provided, we can't confirm if there was such a schedule change. We hope you will visit again.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Try to go in the cooler parts of AZ months. It is a lot of walking and being outside. All day event, lots off shows to see, need to get a time schedule and figure out what to see and when. Bring lots of water and sunscreen!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Studio's entrance fee isn't cheap, so make sure that you arrive ealry to see all the shows & get full advantage of all that's happening. The place is especially fun if you have children. It's set up very well to give one the feel of a real Old West town. It's been used for lots of movies & TV... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I only go to old Tucson once a year, to nightfall. The staff is very friendly and the actors are always willing to take a picture with the crowd. The shows are very well put together and the food is great! I would not recommend taking small children but ok for kids 6 and up.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Walk the studio where John Wayne worked. Ride a stagecoach, visit the museum, watch a wild west shootout. Great for all ages.

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Address: 201 South Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735
Phone Number: +1 520-883-0100
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 17 - 17

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