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“Great area”
Review of Allen Street

Allen Street
Ranked #3 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.
Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Was great to see where everything happened they had markers where specific events happened. The saloons were great also a number of places to shop for nice items.

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We arrived at 4:30 and did not realize everything would close by 5. I wish they had a gun fight later in the day, also. My family and kids enjoyed the shops, but we wished we had had more time there. We saw the stage coach going down the street. We also enjoyed just strolling Allen Street and looking into the closed shops. This was a nice stop on our way to Tucson. It was only about 10 miles off the highway. Go and spend some time. The buildings make you feel like you stepped back in time. The shops have some unusual items. We loved the town of Tombstone and would like to go back.

Thank travelwithmisty
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Okay. Before you go thinking that there is some spectacular buildings or some eerie ghost town, get your head wrapped around the fact that the old west, and particularly areas like this one struggled. There wasn't much gold, silver, molybdenum nor rubies to make more than two people rich and it takes a lot of work to mine for such money. The people who were attracted to these areas were basically the lowdowners that weren't class enough to feed on the big money venues like California. It was the people who got stuck along the way, came to fleece the locals or sturdy farmers brought in by civic groups or the railroad to fill out a town's needs for food and stable economy.
Tombstone has been cleaned up and duded up since the its heyday a hundred thirty years ago and thank goodness for that. It's a much more powerful insight into the history of the place without having to deal with the trash of a long ago bunch of ruffians and roustabouts. Walking the streets is thrilling and intriguing. Less so are the trinket shops and kinda stores. It is a tourist town.
There are eateries and things to look see, so plan on spending enough time to really get the full effect.

Highly recommended! We made it part of a theme of old west towns we've been looking at in our travels.

Thank nabenom
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Signs are posted at the sites of speciifc events to show you where it all happened......Good food and excellent items for sale at unbelieveably cool prices.....A must see....spend the day...plenty to see and do and eat and drink!!!!!

Thank rgls13
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We did the Ghost walk was amazing then went back and got pictures at night was scary to think that at one time people laid dead in the street

Thank Mary D
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