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“Terrific western experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Tucson

Old Tucson
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US$15.00*
and up
Tucson Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Ranked #18 of 278 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Old Tucson is open for the 2016/2017 season! 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. Step back in time as you make your way through town, walking the same streets made famous by movie legends such as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Taylor, Steve Martin, Sharon Stone and more! Home to more than 400 films and commercial productions, Old Tucson remains the region's premier film location. Experience the diversity of our Native American and other cultural ancestry through our living history programs celebrating life in the Arizona Sonora Desert region during Arizona's Territorial Period.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Terrific western experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

We had a wonderful time visiting Old Tucson. Arrived 10.30am thought we would be there a couple of hours, however stayed until 4.15pm. There is a full programme of events throughout the day which include gun fights, stunt show, walking tour, saloon dancing girls. There is also stage coach rides at extra cost and free train rides. Many movies were made here along with TV series shows like the High Chaparral and Little house on the praire which I remember well from my childhood. A wonderful setting which brings the wild west experience to life, well worth a visit and not to be missed.

Visited April 2014
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“Call ahead to make sure they will be open”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We went there near the end of April and found they were closed for the season even though the website clearly stated that they were open. There was a group of angry people in the parking lot expressing their extreme anger at this situation and I don't blame them. We were on our way back from New Mexico and just decided to do this as a side trip, so we weren't that upset. Some had traveled quite a distance from out of town to be disappointed. They close in hot months every year which is fine but they really need to update changes on the website...Gave this a poor rating because of that..When I go next year I will review again. It sounds like it will be fun.

Visited April 2014
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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“Feel like a cowboy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Old Tucson is a place thats great for families. There are hot, dusty roads, realistic looking businesses, such as a saloon, hotel, mercantile, and restaurants. Actors put on gunfights, and show off lasso skills. You can take a stagecoach ride, or just go horseback riding. A few shops sell tourist souvenirs from the old south west, and cold drinks. We enjoyed a ride on a stagecoach, and a train ride through the compound. We found a pretty decent barbecued rib joint for lunch. There's plenty of parking, and great photo opportunities.

Visited May 2014
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wild Wild West”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Had a great time at Old Tuscon. The stunt show was both fun and spectacular. All the buildings looked good and gave a good feeling like you where in the old west. Knowing that movies like The Outlaw Josey Wales, Tombstone and the Three Amigos had scenes shoot here made it extra special.

Visited June 2013
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Hudson, NH
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“Great Way to Spend Several Hours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

We visited Old Tucson a couple of weeks ago and had a great time! We arrived around 11:30 a.m. and stayed until approximately 3:30 p.m. which was just enough time to see the more popular shows and to really walk around and enjoy the scenery. The stuntmen are in most of the shows and are really good. There is a free train that runs every 7 minutes on the outskirts of the park. They suggest that you take the train twice so you can look around on each side each time. Seeing how the old western movies were made and also how people lived during that time was extremely interesting. It is a really nice, casual day with no pressures. There is plenty of time to make each show or presentation. There is a merry-go-round, old fashioned cars and a haunted mine as your rides. They are included in your admission fee. Hokey but still worth doing each of them. We are not spring chickens and we thoroughly enjoyed them. The stagecoach ride has a fee but it is extremely minimal. There was one tour that we did that was absolutely fantastic and we learned a lot about how Old Tucson came about, what happened when they experienced a devastating fire and the end was very informative about stagecoaches. I apologize that I do not remember the gentleman that did that tour was he was extremely informative. There are a few different places to eat inside. The food is average but still worth the price. Take the drive down the steep mountain and visit Old Tucson. It will be something completely different that you have not experienced before!

Visited April 2014
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