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“You can feel the history”
Review of Allen Street

Allen Street
Ranked #3 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 February 15, 2014

I wanted to go to Tombstone for my 50th birthday but we went to Las Vegas instead : (. But I made it there for my 58th b day. We stayed at the Larian and it was excellent, clean and about a block and a half walk to Allen street. Linda at the desk was really cool. I did not experience any problems with vendors or anybody else for that matter, everyone was very friendly and helpful. Even the street actors were chatty and friendly. Put on your boots and your hat and walk those boardwalks and streets. If your an American, you will FEEL the history! With just a little imagination it can transport you back, tipping your hat to the ladies and greeting the Earp brothers as you pass on the street.

Thank Ted D
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

I loved the attention to detail in Allen Street, trying to capture what life was like 150 years ago. With no cars, no street lighting, horses and stagecoaches, etc made it come to life.
I also loved the way the shops, inside and out tried to emulate shops in those days.

Thank maurapoundy
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Very interesting place to walk around. Lots of things to see and buy or not buy. Be prepared for the pitches from all of the people trying to sell you something!

1  Thank bcreff
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

I'll admit that the shops tend to be more of the same, but as a whole, the street, restaurants, shops, museums and shows are very entertaining. I took the trolley tour which was entertaining. It's also only 3 bucks if you buy the ticket with the Helldorado show (package deal). From the web and maps, I had a hard time picking a hotel. The Larian is cute as can be and very we'll located. It was full, so I stayed at the Tombstone Bordello. A simple place, but clean and with a very good breakfast. There are no major chains in town if you're used to those types of accommodations. Go and have a good time.

Thank MICHAEL A
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

The street itself is neat and has a lot of the original structures, but most of the businesses up and down here are "everyone for themselves" and rude. Sad, but that's the experience we had. Will consider returning and giving it another shot.

Thank bitbytravelbug26
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