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Old Tucson

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Carnival of Illusion in Tucson
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Carnival of Illusion in Tucson
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Old Tucson is Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive! Southern Arizona's one-of-a-kind Wild West attraction features live action stunt shows, musicals and live entertainment, vintage rides for the kids and special events throughout the season...more
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201 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735-9322
+1 520-883-0100
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a fun place to getaway for several hours, but not at night because the area is very dangerous. Your safest option is to go there with other people, not alone. Be sure to ask if they have at least one security guard on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank overtheline2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Old Tucson Movie Studio On December 2, 2018. We travelled from Minnesota to see a movie theater that I wanted to visit for decades. For a full day of fun, the admission price of 20 dollars each was a real...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank konedog4
Mary D, Guest Relations Manager at Old Tucson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow! Thank you for such a wonderful and detailed review. We're so glad we were able to exceed your expectations after your long travel to find us! A couple of notes: we actually open at 10 a.m., and do offer additional seasonal shows (for example,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Yee haw! Get a taste of the Wild Wild West, or at least how Hollywood sees it! That's right, Old Tucson is the set for numerous movies throughout the years. There's quite a variety too! Scenes from films such as Tombstone, Young Guns 2, Night...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KarenZoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a walk through an area where hundreds of Western movies and TV shows were filmed before catching fire in 1995. Stunt shows, demonstrations, train, horseback and stagecoach rides, a haunted mine and displays of costumes from Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza, The Big...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank amih329
Mary D, Guest Relations Manager at Old Tucson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed visiting our historic film location, which is still an active location today! Hope you can come see us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to spend an afternoon! It’s a film-studio theme park. Movies like El Dorado and Three Amigos and TV shows such as Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie where filmed here. Actors preform various shows throughout the day. We loved watching s simulated...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EstefaniaBB
Mary D, Guest Relations Manager at Old Tucson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you were able to join us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently brought our 3 grandchildren here. Yes, it is quite campy, but they really loved it. The staff is really nice and seemed genuinely excited about giving visitors a great experience. We saw two shows in the Grand Hotel. The kids...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grandmaJuliet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed spending half the day here. The cost is $20 plus tax. There is a full schedule of things to do and see. There are many 15 min, just right for kids, shows. Most are fun and or informative. The guides are quite...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank HollyS2445
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the events planned were rained out, we still had such a great time here with two children under 3 years. We learned a great deal about the Old Tuscon days and would love to see this place when the sites are open.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roger R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend a day! Loved going back in time of the old west. Lots of old western movie locations. Small museum of western movie memories. Shopping, shows, stage coach rides, trail rides, kiddie rides, train rides. Just a fun and pleasant way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 952sw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Tucson Studios was free admission for all Vets and Active Duty this weekend. Had a great time walking the dusty streets of the movie sets. Being a Boomer, I was able to see movie posters from all the Western stars of my youth. Buildings...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Joseph D
May 2, 2018|
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Response from palbaugh | Reviewed this property |
I would agree. Arrive early. Beats the heat too.
May 1, 2018|
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Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
I would not advise going till next fall. It can be extremely hot during the summer months. If you wait till fall, there will be fewer people and should have time to ride what you want to
Ronnie F
January 23, 2018|
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Response from McFerrid | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot is paved and easy to get to the front entrance. Once you are in, however, you have an incline on dusty sand and soil. From rains you also have some areas of erosion that by foot, no problem but using a... More