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“More fun than we expected”
Review of Allen Street

Allen Street
Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in Tombstone
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed October 31, 2012

It can be a little quiet at night (when we arrived late mid-week it was close to dead!), but during the day we ran out of time with things to do. The "characters" really do stay in character...and mix /pose for photos, etc. A really good experience.

Thank BluedragonWales
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Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

It was great walking down Allen St. What a fun experience. We felt like we were actually back in the old west. And the residents who
are a part of the historical scenery, are so friendly and pleasant. We spent the entire day walking up and down Allen St. This is an unforgettable place!

Thank michelewave04
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Several saloons, restaurants, and many gift shops on this street, also where gunfights and bank robberies occur.
Early in the week, Monday, Tuesday....everything closes early 830ish.....

Thank Lynn I
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is the main street in Tombstone. This is where all the shops, restaurants, saloons and the OK corral is located. Dirt streets, with cowboys walking around and you can take stagecoach rides-great for kids and the adults don't think it bad at all !!

Thank Les B
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Okay, okay so Tombstone has burned to the ground a few times... you would never know it by walking the streets of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday these days! You will see people dressed in "period" costumes and many reenactments go on daily.... thanks to the dedicated actors who give their time for your experience. A must-see. Be sure to go on a major weekend like, "Helldorado Days", "Vigilante Days" or the like. Crystal Palace and Big Nose Kate's are waiting to serve you as well.

Thank Soni C
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