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Address: Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone Number:
+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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Well preserved town of the American West

My husband is such a fan of Western movies, that he just loves walking up and down Allen Street. I tag along. Lots to see, and lots to do. It seems that there are less of the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband is such a fan of Western movies, that he just loves walking up and down Allen Street. I tag along. Lots to see, and lots to do. It seems that there are less of the kitchy, cheapie, junky tourist items now. Some stores are positively upscale. Nice leather goods and western wear are for sale, as well as... More 

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Tombstone, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My town is special. It is the real thing. Walk down the Allen St. boardwalk in early evening, with the store lights on... you'll be back in time and deciding that you just might want to move here. The air is achingly pure and clear. Our town water comes from unpolluted springs in the mountains not far away. There are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On 5th Street. Wide variety of Ladies period clothing for sale. Fun to wear in town and saloons. Miss Kitty will fit your corset and make sure it complements your figure

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very fun day on Allen Street. Best of all, our dog was welcome in most of the shops! There were many water bowls up and down the street, indoors and outdoors. We got in costumes and had sepia-toned photos taken in one of the shops, and our dog got to be in the photos, too. The actors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun day of old town shopping. A unique town and the cowboys are so much fun. The shop owners were helpful and Tony the Cowboy was a hoot!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking Allen street puts you in the shoes of Wyatt Earp. A crazy sense of doom comes over you as you approach the OK Corral. But you can easily calm yourself with ice cream! Stage coaches pass you by and an occasional gun fight breaks out. A very fun stroll.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing street, we loved wondering up and down both sides of the street.so much to see and the people in characters dress were fabulous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it is a bit hokey, but so what. This is the real west. Ok, a west with souvenir stores, but fun nonetheless. There are guys with guns, stagecoaches, and boardwalk sidewalks. Chuck that adulthood and be a kid again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in January on a cold, windy day so would have enjoyed better weather. Needless to say, that time of year the place is wide open to visit. Lots of places to eat and shop. Stagecoach ride, O.K.Corral shootout show, mine tour, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allen street is a time machine taking you back 200 years. We were there a week in this little town and kept finding things we hadn't seen. We stayed at the Wyatt Hotel just off Allen street so we walked everywhere and didn't need to move our car all we except for a couple of day trips. There is a... More 

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