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Address: Tombstone, AZ 85638
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+1 520-457-9317
06:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Allen Street is the main business and Historic District/National Registry...

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.

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Take a stroll through the old West

There's lots of shops to browse through, as well as several saloons. The shooting gallery was fun, and the gentleman that ran it was very knowledgeable & helpful. The one place... read more

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's lots of shops to browse through, as well as several saloons. The shooting gallery was fun, and the gentleman that ran it was very knowledgeable & helpful. The one place that you should avoid is Ike Clanton's Haunted Hotel. At $10/person it is NOT worth it. It's corny and short.

Thank wjanocha
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well preserved old town with interesting buildings. Yes they sell tourist stuff inside but some have nice western goods. Some have interesting authentic interiors.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Tuscon for a long weekend and my husband wanted to come to tombstone. It is about an hour and 15 minutes one way and Allen St is the main drag for "old town" I could have skipped this all together. Stores are junky for the most part. A lot of the same. Very touristy and not much focus... More 

Thank MemCer
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you visit Tombstone, you will spend plenty of time walking Allen Street. It is fun and certainly gives you a sense of being in the Wild West.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the main street in Tombstone that leads you to all things fun. But go early as many attractions shut down at 5 pm. We were there on Saturday afternoon and there was square dancing and USO dancers performing on the street and many locals in theme costumes interacting and taking pics with anyone who was interested. All day... More 

Thank meetvirginia1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The street is well preserved and has lots of small shops offering a variety of items from books on Tombstone history to women's clothing boutiques, and of course, several souvenir shops.

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Prescott Valley
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked the streets for 2 days and it was very enjoyable. Lots of great gift shops of all kinds. I plan on doing it again.

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured Tombstone recently and had a great time. Traffic was light, the merchants were very friendly and the weather was magnificent. Loved the historical plaques along the Boardwalk that explained key facts and happenings. We did not make time for the OK Corral gunfight but imagine it was enjoyable. The actors provided free photo opportunities in the middle of... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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We were excited to take the kids to see Tombstone after visiting the place without them a couple of years back. So disappointed this time around. It's turning into a tourist trap. All the stores sell the same thing without much that is unique. They used to have a reenactment of the shootout for free now the do a teaser... More 

Thank mamaluvs2travel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allen street is the main street of historic Tombstone and contains most of the preserved saloons and other historic buildings. The whole street is now traffic-free so walking up and down it is a pleasant experience. The only problem is trying to avoid the hustlers who are trying to get you to spend money.

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