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Old Tucson

Address: 201 South Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735
Phone Number: +1 520-883-0100
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Ranked #21 of 162 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Amusement Parks, Museums
Activities: Horseback riding, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Old Tucson is Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive! In addition to the old movie sets and...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Amusement Parks, Museums
Activities: Horseback riding, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Tallinn, Estonia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I didn't have very high expectations going in, mainly visited to pass time until the sunset. However, I was very impressed when leaving. Thanks to going in so late, we didn't get to see most of the shows. We took the train ride at the end, which wasn't anything too spectacular. We also got a tour in the "haunted" catacombs,... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I have read a number of reviews about Old Tucson and Inagree in part with some of them. If you go there with Hollywood in mind, you are somewhat in the ball park. If you look for authenticity, forget it. From looking at some reviews I get the sense that most folks want window dressing. The phonier, the better. There... More 

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mattoon,il
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We went as a group of 4 adults and had a great time. You just have to let your inner child come out and have fun. After paying the admission price, everything else; the carousel, horseless carriages, train, entertainment is all included. The only other thing we paid for is food/drink and the stage coach ride. There are some touristy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was s rip off. No cancan girls, no stunt show, one cheesy shootout. $34 for two seniors, $14 for two pretzels, a beer and a Pepsi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Love old westerns and so fully enjoyed this old movie set. It is a little pricey but did fill a day with fun. Shopped at the Happy Saguaro shop and enjoyed dealing with Edgar Castillo on some beautiful Navajo jewellery. He is a very knowledgeable artisan and did beautiful work for me.

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I did not expect it to be all about the history of old westerns, but it was fun! Horse back riding, carousel, food and drinks. The shows are really funny and are a MUST. We didn't realize that until the end of the day. They close early too, so make sure you get there early!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Old Tucson Studios is pricey, but it does provide a good time for visitors looking for a classic "Old West" experience. I loved the shows and just walking around feeling like I was living as a Saloon girl in the Old West. It's a little cheesy and almost everything costs extra, but we did enjoy riding the train and taking... More 

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Melrose, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Old Tucson studios is something I heard about years ago and the filed away and forgot about. Until I had an opportunity to visit Tucson. I had a day off and headed over to check it out and am I glad I did! Until my visit, I never realized how many of my favorite movies had been filmed there. They... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We spent the afternoon wandering the streets of the Old West and taking in the spectacular views of the mountains surrounding Old Tucson. The musical review in the Saloon was our favorite part as saloon girls sang songs from the movies with the old western playing on the stage.

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Marion, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited this attraction after visiting Tombstone, it was much better. A lot to see and do. Interesting movie facts. Definitely would visit again!

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