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Allen Street

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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Fun, reasonable price, something for everyone

I enjoyed walking up and down Allen Street. There are plenty of shops and restaurants, everything... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Plymouth, Indiana
Cowboys on the street

Look up and down this main cowboy town street and feel the history of the old west. A nice job... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Todd T
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed walking up and down Allen Street. There are plenty of shops and restaurants, everything is priced reasonably. There are plenty of plaques explaining different events and such too.

Thank lrltshw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Look up and down this main cowboy town street and feel the history of the old west. A nice job keeping up with the restoration complete with stage coaches giving rides and cowboys walking the streets and board walks. Hear the spurs and the boots,...More

Thank Todd T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where it all happened. Kudos to the town and businesses for blocking off a few blocks of this iconic street from autos and saving it for stagecoaches and foot traffic. Helps with the authenticity of the experience. Lots to see!

Thank Kel H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is pretty much a touristy version of a wild west town but its still fun to wander down and go through a couple of the shops (which all seem to sell the same things). Back the 1880's, this was main street. Tombstone was one...More

1  Thank SFerence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Allen Street is one of the major business streets through Tombstone. There is a boardwalk and shops all along both sides of the street. Part of the street is blocked off from traffic so you may see the old west reenactments. I've been there many...More

1  Thank Rob O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walk down Allen Street and through Tombstone in general was real! We appreciate how they have tried to keep the buildings and sidewalks "as they were back then". But everything inside is so commercialized that it took away from the feel. We are happy...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restored street in Tombstone is closed to vehicular traffic. The dirt street and wooden side walks are well worth a stroll. You will pass historic buildings with the original architecture. Horse drawn buggies in people in traditional dress from the heyday of Tombstone are...More

Thank Wanda R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought the gravel in the streets and the boardwalk lent a great feel for "how it was." We went in January when there wasn't a lot of heat, but I can see how the shade at the boardwalk areas would be welcome in summer!

Thank KatrininLivermore
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Allen Street is the main road through historic tombstone. It is lined with old buildings from the period. Most contain souvinier shops of some kind or exhibits requiring admission. You could spend a fair amount of money if you paid the admission at every store...More

Thank JoeBoxter
Reviewed 14 January 2018

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
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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.
26 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.
12 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.