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Old Tucson

201 South Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85735
+1 520-883-0100
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Ranked #28 of 176 attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Horseback riding, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Old Tucson is Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive! Have you visited Old Tucson lately? Old Tucson is open daily at 10am thru April. In... more » Owner description: Old Tucson is Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive! Have you visited Old Tucson lately? Old Tucson is open daily at 10am thru April. 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, The Right Stuff, and many more. Recent additions are the Native American Village and Living History Program. Just a stroll down the street is an adventure as you learn about the perils of cross-country travel via stagecoach, schools on the frontier, the demands of life as a sheriff in a Wild West town, and other topics discussed throughout the town. Old Tucson Living History programs are designed to be entertaining yet educational. Our goal is to create the atmosphere of a western town circa 1865-1900 that lets guests step back in time. 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 culturals and heritages at Old Tucson for a living western experience found nowhere else in southern Arizona. Moving us toward the future, the wagon wheel reminds us to honor and celebrate our history, heritage, and diverse cultures. Old Tucson spring special events include Wild West Days and the Cowboy Music Festival (presented in conjuction with the Western Music Association, AZ Chapter. Operating Hours and AZ Resident Discount. Old Tucson invites you to see for yourself the New Old Tucson - Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive! Old Tucson is open daily thru April. For a limited time, Old Tucson is offering Arizona residents one free admission with the purchase of a regular priced adult ticket. This buy-one, get-one-free offer requires a valid Arizona ID. One discount per id; cannot not be combined with any other discounts. « less
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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Took the family here for the first time since 2005. My kids really enjoyed themselves. I highly recommend Loop Rawlins' show- he can sure snap a rope. So much history in this place. The place is well preserved; John Wayne would be proud. Don't miss the street tour- Marty is a wealth of knowledge and can tell you every movie... More

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south yorkshire
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25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

What a surprise we went to spend a couple of hours here but took us all day. Good value for money. Even the few odd things that are extra to admission are quite cheap and we enjoyed the stage coach ride($3 each). The coach driver was a fountain of knowledge and had plenty of stories about the stars that filmed... More

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Newark Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A must do if you have aspiring Cowboys, like our two boys (ages 7 & 10). This is an amazing place for them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Visited here last Thursday on a trip from Scotland! What a place! Got to take part in the stunt show and pretend to punch one of the cowboys! Hilarious fun and amazing to see the sets!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Old Tucson is the man-made town that was used for hundreds of western movies since the 1940's. We toured the town with a guide, rode the stagecoach and train, watched a "gunfight" show and enjoyed the can-can dancers in the saloon. This was lots of fun and is a must-see for any families visiting Tucson!

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We visited Old Tucson for the second time this April and loved it again. If you loved watching old western movies you will love it here. Many old westerns were filmed here, plus TV shows like "Little House on the Prairie", and many more. The walking tour his awesome, tour guide is great. All the staff are so friendly and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

WOW!!Now we have to go home and get Netflix so we can watch wonderful old westerns. Brings back the wonderful feelings of the old west.

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

When you are in the Tucson area , old Tucson is a must see. The town is exciting to walk thru especially if you have seen some of the many movies or tv shows filmed at this location. The shows that are performed are excellent, all done well, for me the guns from heaven was the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We spent a Monday afternoon there and we had such a wonderful time! There are lots of things to see and do there! Old Tucson was used for making hundreds of movies for decades. I went on my first stage coach ride and my first horseback trail ride! There is a carousel, a train, pony rides, and 'horseless carriage' rides!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stayed in Tucson unexpectedly so I was searching for something to do with our 2 year old. I was very pleasantly surprised with this attraction. Not only were my husband and I entertained by the shows and beautiful buildings, but our 2 year old loved it. He is still talking about finding gold in water, the baby horse (was... More

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