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Address: Tombstone, AZ 85638
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 on top of the asphalt to add to the ambiance of a historic western town.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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. Go see the gunfight reenactments. Ride on a horse drawn stage coach down Allen Street.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit! Recommend during the week because the crowds a little less. Weekends Very Crowded!! Being able to walk along the street and visit the buildings that Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp and others once strolled along. Not many places you get to be up close and personal anymore. Some of the buildings require a fee to visit... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to see here, unless you enjoy a commercial tourist trap. Plan on spending an hour tops as there are much better things to do in Arizona.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I visited Tombstone on a whim, on our ride back from Mesa to New Mexico and we had an incredible time! Allen street is fun return to the wild west, with actors dressed in costume, stagecoaches, etc. The shops are great and are full of cowboy items to take home for memories or gifts, and the shop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun day and lots to do! It's not just shopping, there are free things to do and some with small admission fees.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved watching the people. I would have liked to have seen more in period costumes, especially women. Fun to see the stagecoach make its way up and down the street. Lots of shops to visit, candy and fudge store and restaurants along the street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time sauntering up and down Allen Street. Well worth your time to wander around, stop in the shops, and take in the history of Tombstone. Two thumbs up to the community for their pride & commitment to preserving history! It feels very authentic!

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