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

The street seems to be the same as it was over 100 years ago. Lots of old west characters walking around always willing to pose for pictures. Wooden sidewalks and dusty streets... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The street seems to be the same as it was over 100 years ago. Lots of old west characters walking around always willing to pose for pictures. Wooden sidewalks and dusty streets. The stores offer lots of unique items, especially clothing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walking down the streets of Tombstone, the plaques dotting the streets with the history of events that happened gives you a real sense of what it was like in the old west.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The attitude and sights are very outstanding and put your feelings right back into the 1800's. What an experience, two thumbs up!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No vacation or day trip would be complete without buying something, no matter how small, to remind you of your trip when you look at the item. Tombstone is no exception. I had a great time in Tombstone and felt the history all around me. Allen Street was the place to go to find that little something to buy to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 7 yo to see some old town USA.He loved it loads of history & a bit of fun.Well worth the trip

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, put on your 1884 Wild West and git yourself on down here to have some good fun! From Gun fights, hangin's, Soiled Doves from the local Saloons, parades, "Ladies fashion show, cowboys and horses, music, belly dancers, Ghost hunts, stage coach tours, museums and LOTS MORE! Come check it out!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Main street just like Broadway is to NYC, or Bourbon is to New Orleans. Loaded with touristy stuff, some food, jewelry, etc. It's free, do it!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strolling and visiting, especially during Helldorado Days where many dress in period clothes. Has the feel of the old west.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a cool way to spend a day! Walking up and down this street in about a 4 block long area filled with shops, restaurants and historic sites was a blast. Just make sure you have water to drink and take breaks if it's hot. There are stage coach wagon tours if you would rather ride and get more info... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've spent three days wandering Allen Street and found something new every time. The people who are dressed in period costume are wonderfully willing to stop and chat with us, answer questions and give us information. The shop owners and workers are all very friendly and eager to help. We have enjoyed spending time there and have especially enjoyed our... More 

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