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Trail Dust Town

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Address: 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3891
Phone Number:
+1 520-296-4551
17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

In the early 1950s, Tucson was a sleepy desert community of approximately...

In the early 1950s, Tucson was a sleepy desert community of approximately 45,000 people. Around this time, a conglomeration of buildings developed into a western-themed commercial complex known as Trail Dust Town. Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse quickly gained popularity and became the anchor of this complex. Today, Pinnacle Peak and Trail Dust Town are rich with their own history, and people come from all over the world to experience the old west at these centerpieces of Tucson. Don't miss a wild west stunt show by the Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros! Showing nightly at 7 and 8 PM, the shows are full of lots of high-falls, low-falls, gunfights, fistfights, explosions, and family friendly slapstick comedy! Take a ride on the CP Huntington Railroad! The miniature train is fun for all ages, and its path reveals some of Trail Dust Town's hidden gems. Enjoy the carousel and Ferris wheel at Polly Anna Park! This new park is a beautiful area perfect for an evening of rides, popcorn, and taking in the blissful Tucson weather. Polly Anna Park is also available for birthday parties! Home to many shops, Trail Dust Town is a perfect destination for gifts and souvenirs. Trail Dust Town is also home to the elegant Savoy Opera House- a beautiful venue with Victorian charm. The Savoy is ideal for weddings, bar mitzvahs, quinceaneras, and more. The Museum Of The Horse Soldier features an impressive collection of original United States Cavalry artifacts. Uniforms, weapons, and equipment dating from the Civil War through the end of the mounted cavalry in 1942 are on display. Also, don't miss the Heirloom Farmer's Market at Trail Dust Town on Friday mornings from 8 to noon in the spring and summer, and 9 to 1 in the fall and winter!

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Great for families

We love coming here all year round to enjoy the cute little town and restaurants. The kids love riding the train and carousel. This is a family favorite for us. They have a cute... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love coming here all year round to enjoy the cute little town and restaurants. The kids love riding the train and carousel. This is a family favorite for us. They have a cute candy store, magic shop, shows, you can pan for gold and take many pictures throughout the town. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Cecilia R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite place to take friends and family. A Pinnacle Peak Steak and then afterwards a fun walk through Trail Dust Town... Experience a photo to take home of you dressed as an old West Cowgirl or Saloon Girl... Guys can dress up as a Sheriff or a desperadp... Great fun, then there's the yummy sweet shops available... More 

Thank Kelly B
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yearly, I have taken groups of students and parents to Trail Dust Town after a exciting day of field trips in Southern Arizona. It is a great western town and I love everything about it except for the rather recent edition of a Haunted House. The entire Haunted House and the people who run it are plain creepy. In my... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...if you don't have time to go all the way to Old Tucson, this little Old West theme park provides that obligatory taste of the Victorian West that every visitor craves. And there's free parking and free admission so you can bring the kids and all the kids' friends. There's limited shopping, but the Dakota is a decent restaurant, and... More 

Thank jemimajones2016
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several wonderful restaurants, shops, merry-go-round, and western gun show enactments all in one area. Park and wander the grounds, shop, and have lunch or dinner. Dakota Restaurant and Pinnacle Pete's are my favorites. Neckties will be cut off and displayed on the walls of Pinnacle Pete's. Practically next door is Golf n' Stuff for game arcade fun, bumper boats, laser... More 

Thank Eph2-8-9
Brighton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the great shows to the little ice cream shop everything is adorable and perfect for a night out with the kids. Pretending you are in another era in this make shift western town. Its like being in a tiny amusement park without the thrill rides but with the best western gun shows.

Thank Schultzfamily901
West Chester, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A fun place to visit especially with kids. Also includes a very good moderately priced restaurant. We took an out-of town group and they loved it

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We love visiting Trail Dust town, they have live shows, train rides, panning for gold, restaurants, ice cream shops and a couple carnival type rides. You don't have to dine at the restaurants to enjoy trail dust town, you can purchase wooden nickles (the money you need for the shows/attractions/rides) in a little shop. After you enjoy your attractions sit... More 

Thank VPunkin
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I love the steak at Pinnacle Peak, the live shows are so much fun (loud). The magic show is great and I love the candy store there.

Thank tbjones2017
Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I live in Washington, DC, and we have been going to Trail Dust Town every time we've been in Tucson for the last few years. I cannot recommend it highly enough. And you can't go without seeing the amazing Wild West stunt show. They change the narrative several times a year, so the story is rarely the... More 

Thank johnfalstaff

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