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Allen Street

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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Back in Time

The Old West. This is a nice stroll back in time. There are gift shops and restaurants. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jerome M
Gary, Indiana
Trip back through history

Dirt streets. Friendly locals. Amazing food. History-where can I start? Closest thing to time... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lyle S
Alice, Texas
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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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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Tombstone, AZ 85638
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Old West. This is a nice stroll back in time. There are gift shops and restaurants. It's only about three blocks long, but there quite a few stores to go in and out. The merchants were friendly and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Jerome M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dirt streets. Friendly locals. Amazing food. History-where can I start? Closest thing to time travel I can imagine. Already planning our trip back!

Thank Lyle S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The streets are not paved, the wagons and buggies authentic, the characters in costume friendly. I wish Virgil Earp was my Sheriff. The stores are varied along this short strip as are the different restaurants and Saloons. It’s a nice walk, one I always enjoy...More

Thank Mag275
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always fun, cowboys with guns. Fudge shops, good food. Be sure to see the gun fight down by the largest Tombstone rose museum. Fun kid stuff and adult beverages.My grandkids enjoyed the gold panning and train ride and of course the show.

1  Thank Tammyesue
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main street of Tombstone is an amazing place to stand and think about the history of the old town. Thankfully, cars are only allowed in certain sections, so the illusion of the Old West is somewhat preserved as you stroll down and visit the...More

Thank Dewayne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history trip and a great way to spend the day. A lot of sights to see and a great place to meet interesting people from around the world.

Thank nels0nfamily7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We still have our family portrait in period dress hanging in the hallway. The layout of the town is not exactly as the original, but this is not uncommon. Old Tucson, Dodge City and Deadwood built fake towns/movie sets to give tourists something to replicate...More

Thank magicdragon007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Allen St., where nearly all of the attractions and sights to see in Tombstone are located, either right on the street or less than a block off it, is surprisingly small. It makes sense though, when one starts to learn about the history of Tombstone....More

Thank AttorneyJohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For God's sake people, you freaks, LEAVE your pets at HOME! My son and I had just finished a memorable first breakfast at the Longhorn our first day in town. I step outside, and there is a family of idiots across the intersection, with THREE...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It felt like you’re walking back in times. The gun fighting show was good. There are two gun fight shows, one is from the O.K. Corral the famous gun fight and the other is from the Theater. Walking through the shops and looking at souvenir...More

Thank Chanthon K
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2 December 2017|
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Response from Tony C | Reviewed this property |
nothing ....not one dime ......youll love walking down the streets on the wood " sidewalks" and reliving history.
27 April 2017|
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Response from TombstoneChamber | Property representative |
Yes... Allen Street is stroller friendly. A stroller certainly can be rolled on the wooden boardwalks. And Allen Street itself is stroller friendly.
13 April 2016|
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Response from Snorkeler1958 | Reviewed this property |
the last show of the day for many of show is 2-3:30 pm. The shops start closing at 5:00 pm. There's nothing open after 6 pm except for the food/drinking establishments.