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“Old west”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Allen Street

Allen Street
Ranked #5 of 32 things to do in Tombstone
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Glendale, Arizona
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“Old west”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

We were in Tombstone during Wyatt Earp days... the street entertainment was incredible and the amount of people walked around in period dress was awesome. WE plan on making this a yearly trip.

Visited May 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

Wow,,good for all, we have been there just me and my wife 3 times, now took my 8 year old daughter,,,,very kid and adult friendly,,, every beer joint we went to is kid friendly,,,big nose kates, crystal palace, doc holidays, and el dorado town

Visited May 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

It's your typical tourist town, western style. Cute little shops, GREAT cigar shop. Historical buildings.

Visited March 2012
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“Step back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

Love strolling this street and shopping. Enjoy just sitting on one of the many benches and people watching.

Visited April 2012
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“You can just here the past...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

Gives a end of the trail feeling... Sitting on Allen st. at night with no one around makes a person's mind set back into the past!!!

Visited April 2012
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