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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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Tombstone, Touristy but Retaining Its Wild West Atmosphere

Arriving late afternoon, we didn't get to see the O.K. Corral show (2pm and 3.30pm). Loved strolling down the streets lined with colourful, quaint buildings from its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jakarta, Indonesia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't get here too early or too late. The worst part is the shops open 10ish and close around 5. It's kinda neat to walk down the street when everything is closed.

Thank Robert O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arriving late afternoon, we didn't get to see the O.K. Corral show (2pm and 3.30pm). Loved strolling down the streets lined with colourful, quaint buildings from its silver-booming era. It was not crowded but enough people to create a lively atmosphere with actors dressing like cowboys and horse-drawn carriages roaming the streets forbidden for cars (which was a good thing).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everyone is nice. What a great way to spend the day. So many things to do and see. Just loved the experience.

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New Albany, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Allen street consists of authentic buildings that date back to the old west.with the help of the buildings and the staff in historical clothing you get the feeling that you have gone back into time.I loved all of the shows and the acting was amazing.tombstone is a great place to visit with your family or on your own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another must for the visitor to Tombstone, complete with bars, historical sites and shops, as well as characters walking around and a stage coach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun walking, lots of local shops, great people with knowledge of the stress. Enjoyable day țrip through American western history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Allen street and saw all its beauty and shops. Loved it all. Restaurants were all good. Loved all the Cowboys on the streets of Tombstone. If you ever want to see what it was like back then, just travel down Allen street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a nice stroll down a historical street while enjoying shops, restaurants, bars and shows! There are also carriage tour rides available! Very neat tourist street! Good price for attractions! Must see in southern Arizona!

Thank Isabela S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything you want to see is in the various stores. There are restaurants, ice creme stores, clothes, stores, and theaters and it is only about five blocks long. There are also stagecoach rides leaving from this street

Thank Bill O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time in the town and here to learn about history and to walk in the foot steps of the big people. Had a ice cream and had a nice sit down doing some people watching. The weather as coming up and a good time for a photo.

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