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Allen Street

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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Period setting

Close your eyes and walk back in history, hearing your footsteps on the boardwalk planking. Sure... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Enjoyed Allen Street

We're from Georgia and Allen Street reminded me of visiting Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. This... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Marvin M
Rossville, Georgia, United States
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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 6 April 2017

Close your eyes and walk back in history, hearing your footsteps on the boardwalk planking. Sure there are plenty of tourist shops, selling western gear, knick knacks, and "period costumes." But there are also key historical markers (what and what was where during the boom...More

Thank tdo-ca
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We're from Georgia and Allen Street reminded me of visiting Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. This is not a bad thing. Allen Street is for tourists. They have things to sell. We bought mugs, t-shirts, books, and ice cream. I even found a vest I...More

1  Thank Marvin M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is the heart of it all! Much to see on both sides of the street. Take your time and do it all. Gunfighters on streets and stage coaches giving rides, pay of course. It offers lots of shopping.

Thank Grumpy6513
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Absoloutely love this place. Cowboy nostalgia all the way. Great Saloon bars and Shoot Out shows. Lots of shops, bars and restaurants. Definately a must see visit on your American Roadtrip!

Thank MTD197
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Was interesting to stop and walk down the street which is dirt. Most all attractions are located on Allen Street. There are a lot of little shops to catch your interest and the gun fight in the OK Coral. We did not stay long but...More

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is a tourist destination where everything has a charge with it. Want to see a gun battle. You pay for it. In effect, you pay for everything. I regard it was a tourist trap and would not go back again. There are many stores...More

1  Thank ackvil
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This is the center of historic Tombstone and you must go there at least once in your life. The majority of the attractions are on or next to Allen Street. The city has created a four block pedestrian area and they have put dirt down...More

3  Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Really enjoyed walking down the streets and in and out of the shops. Lot of neat stores to shop at. Worth the trip, lots to do.

1  Thank benoitll
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Walking along the wooden sidewalks it was easy to travel back in time. There are markers with historic tales, and the shops along the street have something for everyone. I love historic places such as this.

1  Thank RuralPearl
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Tombstone is the perfect day trip from Phoenix or Tucson. It's a real, old fashioned, wild-west cowboy town ... with a great history of mining, cowboys, Wyatt Earp and the OK Corral. Wander the souvenir shops and themed buildings. Check out the saloons and restaurants....More

1  Thank ArizonaJT
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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.