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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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Great place to see how they lived years ago.

Nice place to see the town. Have a lot of different shops there, bars restaurants, can take carriage/stage coach, trolley bus tours. A lot of different places to get a big variety... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to see the town. Have a lot of different shops there, bars restaurants, can take carriage/stage coach, trolley bus tours. A lot of different places to get a big variety of foods. Best to check the internet to see where the best place you'd like to eat at because there's choices between small little cafe type places to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my 2nd visit and my husband's first. Loved the atmosphere and you never know what will happen in the street! They had a ladies's fashion show and you could also get hanged. If you love the history, check this little town out.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

OK this is a tourist attraction but you need to dig deeper and look past this to appreciate the history of the whole area. Yes there are shops full of souvenirs but you don't need to buy anything. If you know about the area from watching movies and seeing documentaries I don't think you will be disappointed. It 's amazing... More 

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Cascade, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They've done pretty good giving it a touch of the old west. We liked the wooden sidewalks and all the vendors up and down the street.

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walk down the middle of the street and look at these doors and buildings and you feel like you're in the Old West. But look in the windows and you see tourist traps, non-authentic cheap souvenirs and other things that you would take home so that they can gather dust in the closet. Big Nose Kates is worth dropping into... More 

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

I wish my husband and I could live on Allen Street! This is a street that has seen so much death but is so alive. The stage coach riding up and down the street, all the people dressed in clothing of the historic period,the different businesses, saloons, and the restaurants. This street is mesmerizing and almost hypnotic. It takes you... More 

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glendale az usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Allen Street is filled with old town shops and saloons with food, drinks, and music. Allen Street is the center of the majority of activity.

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Kamloops, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was an interesting walk but 2 things were wrong with it. The first were the actors? always speaking to the attractions available as every one of them cost money! Secondly, the stores were so repetitive and classically tourist traps with mostly made in China items.....one was like the next.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Super fun and interesting attraction.. Neat to walk along this place and see all the interesting things. We learned so much here.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun for everyone, adults, kids, dogs ! Actors, role playes, horses, and covered wagons ! My family enjoyed Allen street during Vigilante days. Great job Marine Corps League !

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