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Address: Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone Number: +1 520-457-9317
06:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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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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Main Street with historic markers

Strolling and visiting, especially during Helldorado Days where many dress in period clothes. Has the feel of the old west.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strolling and visiting, especially during Helldorado Days where many dress in period clothes. Has the feel of the old west.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a cool way to spend a day! Walking up and down this street in about a 4 block long area filled with shops, restaurants and historic sites was a blast. Just make sure you have water to drink and take breaks if it's hot. There are stage coach wagon tours if you would rather ride and get more info... More 

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Summerland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've spent three days wandering Allen Street and found something new every time. The people who are dressed in period costume are wonderfully willing to stop and chat with us, answer questions and give us information. The shop owners and workers are all very friendly and eager to help. We have enjoyed spending time there and have especially enjoyed our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Buildings reminiscent to the mining days of Tombstone. Good shops, activities and restaurants. I have to admit I am partial to the old west era...

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So many western towns have a old style downtown, but paved streets and cars rolling down them. Not this place! The rock covered street, and the lack of modern distractions take you back to 1885! I just wished we would have dressed for the occasion, so when we met the street actors in their period clothing, we wouldn't have looked... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got there in the morning during the week no vehicles allowed on the street except for horses and a stage coach. Store fronts and wooden side walk areas interesting but a lot of stores with the same things. Seemed very commercial not a lot to do without spending money i.e. stage coach ride, tour of mine, but at least... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

no cars allowed, just dropped back in time 150 years folks walking around in period costumes, great little shops and places to eat.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

So this is the Main St in Tombstone. Visit the Birdcage Saloon, The Tombstone Epitaph and the museum and reenactment of the Shootout. There are lots of shops and restaurants to buy souvenirs and have lunch or dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Walked up and down the wooden sidewalks and dirt street. Visited several of the little shops, all interesting. Would recommend to any one in the area to go to Tombstone and check out the street and other attractions in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Allen Street was so much fun. Shops abound, gunfighters stand in the streets to draw crowds in for their reenactment of the Shootout at the OK Corral. We had tons of fun walking through the town but were disappointed that it closed so early.

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