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Allen Street

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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A slice of the Old West

Fun to walk down the wooden sidewalks and imagine how things were during the "Wild West" days. Lots... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2016
Nancy C
Hemet, California, United States
A piece of history

Walking down Allen Street and seeing all of the historical places was pretty neat. I would highly... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Spearfish, South Dakota
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“old west” (121 reviews)
“lots of shops” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 00:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Fun to walk down the wooden sidewalks and imagine how things were during the "Wild West" days. Lots of shops, restaurants and things to see and do.

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Walking down Allen Street and seeing all of the historical places was pretty neat. I would highly recommend doing a carriage ride and hearing some of the history if that's your thing. I didn't feel like you got much history by walking down the street....More

Thank TravelerTruth
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

many store fronts were not open. many just offer overpriced souvenirs. many people in cowboy costumes which was fun for the kids.

Thank BRAD H
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

An Interesting street lots of shops selling western goods and eateries,stand on the spot where 'Curly Bill Brocius' shot and killed Marshall Fred White in 1880.

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Do the stagecoach or trolley ride first to understand the significant of the history of this street . You will learn what is the most important on this street goes as far as the history behind the old buildings ,that are history in themselves due...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit. Numerous shops to explore. Historically significant. Strongly recommend to visit Tombstone..

1  Thank mikelA8574VN
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The street seems to be the same as it was over 100 years ago. Lots of old west characters walking around always willing to pose for pictures. Wooden sidewalks and dusty streets. The stores offer lots of unique items, especially clothing.

Thank patronatx
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Walking down the streets of Tombstone, the plaques dotting the streets with the history of events that happened gives you a real sense of what it was like in the old west.

Thank Nick U
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The attitude and sights are very outstanding and put your feelings right back into the 1800's. What an experience, two thumbs up!

Thank Clare V
Reviewed 22 November 2016

No vacation or day trip would be complete without buying something, no matter how small, to remind you of your trip when you look at the item. Tombstone is no exception. I had a great time in Tombstone and felt the history all around me....More

Thank Frank S
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Is Allen Street "stroller friendly"? Wondering if I should be prepared to wear/hold my baby the whole time there.
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.
We will be in Tombstone for one night during Wyatt Earp Days on our way to Grand Canyon. It is my thought that we will check into the campground then take a stroll on Allen St. During the Wyatt Earp Days, what time do things typically wrap up?
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.