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“Be ready for anything !!!!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Tucson

Old Tucson
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Ranked #17 of 280 things to do in Tucson
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Old Tucson is open for the 2016/2017 season! Old Tucson is Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive! Southern Arizona's one-of-a-kind Wild West attraction features live action stunt shows, musicals and live entertainment, vintage rides for the kids and special events throughout the season. Step back in time as you make your way through town, walking the same streets made famous by movie legends such as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Taylor, Steve Martin, Sharon Stone and more! Home to more than 400 films and commercial productions, Old Tucson remains the region's premier film location. Experience the diversity of our Native American and other cultural ancestry through our living history programs celebrating life in the Arizona Sonora Desert region during Arizona's Territorial Period.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Logansport, Indiana
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“Be ready for anything !!!!!!!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you like old westerns and frontier life, then Old Tucson Studios is a must when you visit Tucson, Arizona.....gunfights, stagecoaches, actors in western attire, good BBQ meals at a reasonable price.........they have an old saloon in its original backdrop. You can just imagine you are there for the action.......not a place to miss, only a few miles from the city.

Visited October 2012
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“let's play the cowboys!”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

had fun while travelling in Arizona in this place and had luck to meet Janes Arness (Uncle Zeb McCain in TV How the West Was Won); nice place to watch reenaction of classical western sequences and have fun with family; good visit among other planning on your route through the West

Visited October 2012
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Vacaville, California, United States
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“The Train Reno”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

My Family and I have been to Old Tucson more than a handful of times and still counting but everytime I see the old locomotive Train The Reno It really makes me sick to see her in the condition shes in, With her history she carries and looking the way she does somebody needs to be fired

Visited July 2013
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“Trip back in Time”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

This was a trip back to our collective childhoods. The guide was very informative, approachable, knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. All of the cast where excellent. They obviously love what they are doing. They made the day perfect for us. I thought the last show (excerpt form Quick N Dead) highly entertaining/amusing. It was a great way to spend a day back in time to the old West and to my childhood. Good fun.

Visited February 2013
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“Not impressed with Old Tucson”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

It is now so commercialized, it's not even fun. I suppose tourists would get a big kick out of it. I remember the old days when you could walk in & walk around, all for free. It was the real Old Tucson back in those days. It IS quite a tourist attraction though.

Visited September 2012
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0ld_Tucson, Manager at Old Tucson, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
We are sorry that did not enjoy your visit. It seems it had been some time since you visited - probably prior to the hey-days of Old Tucson's movie career. Hopefully (in addition to movie history tours, live shows, and gunfights), you had a chance to learn about life in the real Old West with living history presentations that speak to Southeastern Arizona's history - with subjects like "Sheriffs in the Old West," and "History of the Stagecoach" (among others) that are designed to contrast actual Old West life with what was portrayed in movies as well as the native village - a replica of 1880's Tohono O'odham style dwellings. In addition, Old Tucson also presents a series of special events that celebrate the history, heritage and cultures that contributed to the Tucson we know today. These events include (among others) the Heritage & Harvest Festival, celebrating local heritage and culture; Shoot Out at the Chaparral, celebrating our Western film heritage; Wild West Days celebrating the diverse cultures of our region from Buffalo Soldiers to Cowboys to Native Americans and others; and the Cowboy Music Festival celebrating historical and contemporary musical traditions. We hope you'll visit again soon!
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