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Address: Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone Number: +1 520-457-9317
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Allen Street is the main business and Historic District/National Registry...

Allen Street is the main business and Historic District/National Registry of Historic Places of the famous Old West town of Tombstone, Arizona. It's full of history having once been the main thoroughfare of Tombstone during the boomtown days, so has certainly seen plenty of sights in its time.

Allen Street became famous for being at the heart of the action during the time of the Old West. It saw plenty of gunfights in its day, and continues to be the primary tourist destination for tourists and Tombstone visitors. Today, it attracts people from all over who are looking for the excitement and enchantment of the Wild West days.

The first stop on any trip to Allen Street should be the Tombstone Visitor and Information Center, where people can pick up a map of the area along with all the information that they need to plan their day. After that, they can head on down the Street to see what they come across.

Allen Street is home to plenty of attractions, one of the most notable being the O.K. Corral. The O.K. Corral is the site of the most famous gunfight of the Old West which took place on October 26, 1881. It has daily re-enactments of the fight and is also home to the Historama, a multimedia performance showcasing Tombstone's long and varied history.

After that there's plenty to choose from, including the Tombstone Ghosts and Legends Tour, guaranteed to give everyone a chill, or the Birdcage Theatre. Visitors can ride along the dusty road on the Tucson Stage Line or Butterfield Stage Coach, and can enjoy travelling as it once was with the road being closed to all other traffic.

There are lots of options in terms of food and drink as well including the Crystal Palace Saloon and Big Nose Kate's, and there are countless other souvenir and gift shops along the Street for visitors to find a memento of the day. And, the Street is an attraction in its own right, with western re-enactments often being performed by the Six Gun City Players.

Allen Street is open daily and entry to the road itself is free, however admission fees and opening times are sure to vary with each individual attraction. Be sure to check with the attraction first for their terms and conditions, and it's worth checking with the visitor center if you want to know when any staged gunfights and the like will be taking place.

A trip to Allen Street really gives people a chance to see what life was once like in the Old West. With plenty of attractions to choose from, as well as re-enactments of famous showdowns, visitors will truly get a glimpse into the history of the time. And, with everything so beautifully preserved it really feels like you're back in the days of the Wild West, which will appeal to history fans and general tourists alike. Allen Street is a must-see for any visit to Tombstone.

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History immortalized!

This street looks much like it did when it was in its heyday. Enjoyed our visit. m There were enactments going on in the street

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved the folks walking around in the period dress and horse drawn carriages, but it's super commercialized...feels like a tourist trap. Ok to visit if you want to spend $$$ sight-seeing. My opinion - not worth the stop.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This street looks much like it did when it was in its heyday. Enjoyed our visit. m There were enactments going on in the street

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Allen street was very interesting Just like in the movies Right down to the wood planks Disappointed that most of the stores were already closed when we got there

Thank Denise C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take a trip back in history without paying a dime for admission fee. They have attractions for a fee but it cost nothing to just walk around and view the street, buildings, stores and people dressed up to fit the time period.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my grandsons on a return visit, they enjoyed it very much the last time we were there. We got to shoot real old time revolvers and visit sights that famous people walked so long ago and the two older ones shared information they had learned about the people who lived there in the Old West.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You really do feel like you have stepped back in time!! So many of the locals dress in the traditional clothing for the era and walk around town. The workers in the stores, museums, etc. all dress up, too! It's neat to walk on the wooden sidewalks as the stagecoaches travel by. You can get a ride in one if... More 

Thank R G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking the board type sidewalks and visiting the various attractions here and there. The stores were filled with western type stuff and I found a really neat wallet.

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Bellaire, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had planned to spend a couple of nights in Tombstone and actually made the reservations. But, the more I read about it, I changed my mind and stayed elsewhere. We did stop by Tombstone and spent about an hour walking around Allen Street, looking in the shops. The merchandise was touristy. An hour was enough for Tombstone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our HOG Rally in Sierra Vista with Tombstone as one of our stops. On Saturday morning they shutdown Allen St for our bikes to park and we all gathered around for a photo opportunity. All 1200 of us with bikes fit on the first block. Thanks to the people that allowed us to invade their city for the... More 

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Black Hawk, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tombstone is kind of commercialized now but it's still lots of fun. The majority of shop keepers are very friendly and accommodating. We found some things here that we've never seen before so it was worth the trip. Got a beautiful handmade leather holster and my wife got some beautiful earrings at very good prices. Definitely worth the trip.

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