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Address: 201 South Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735
Phone Number: +1 520-883-0100
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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 great old movie studio

This is a fun experience with young children. See gunfights and cowboys falling off roofs. Take a horseback ride through breathtaking scenery seen in old westerns. Fun shops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a fun experience with young children. See gunfights and cowboys falling off roofs. Take a horseback ride through breathtaking scenery seen in old westerns. Fun shops and food. A little expensive but worth it. Book your horseback ride in advance if you can.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Old Tucson is located just past the Sonoran Desert Museum and makes an excellent combined visit. It's a combination of theme park and working movie set/studio. Summer and winter hours vary. The studio proudly boasts hosting many John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, and cowboy stars galore for nearly a half century. Seeing the old sets and posters and photos of Rio... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Once a major site for filming western movies and television shows, now an amusement attraction. Features gun fights, horse back riding, the old west saloon and town buildings, cowboys and cowgirls, food and drink. Generally a good time and a look at how this country was in the days of the early west.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

If you like to walk around in a old wild western town like old western movies, this place would be a nice choice of attractions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Old Tucson has many attractions that can appear to almost anyone. The shows are entertaining as are the displays and different buildings. They have something going at all times so you have to plan out your trip in order to see all you want to see. The schedule is easy to follow and plan off of. Old Tucson should take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

old tucson studios is a fascinating glimpse at where all your old favourite shows and movies were made !!!! out in the desert...you will find the sets of little house on the praire ,,,high chapparell ...lots more....the old train sits there that we saw cou ntless times in little house shows ! the collected show memobilia is really interesting ..hoss... More 

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buffalo, ny
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Upon recommendation of a local, we drove out here. Took the road through Gates Pass, which was great. Arrived and felt like Clark Griswold at Wally World. The entire parking lot was empty and the park closed. No where did I read in the ads I saw that said they were closed during the summer.

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Canton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Went there while in Tuscon on a whim and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Awesome scenery, movie sets, actors. Feels like you stepped onto a movie set. Would go again! Be sure to take a camera. Lots of photo opportunities and riding in the stagecoach was really a highlight!

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We went to Old Tucson Studios while staying in Tucson during a business conference for the wife. The conference had secured the studio grounds for a private event... so, we had the entire place to ourselves. Very interesting place if you're into old westerns. They have several "museum spots" where various artifacts and clothing used during filming are on display.... More 

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We visited this park before in 2007 and still had an enjoyable day. The Studio's are a crossing between a movie set, an open air museum and a attraction park. We loved the actors in the shoot out and the medical charlatan. The three young dancers/singers in the Palace shows weren't that great. The had no energy, only the older,... More 

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