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Allen Street

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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Stroll through history

Loved watching the people. I would have liked to have seen more in period costumes, especially... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Him M
Phoenix, Arizona
via mobile
A Fabulous Walk Back in Time

We had a great time sauntering up and down Allen Street. Well worth your time to wander around... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
cyd d
Palmer, Alaska
via mobile
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 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.

1  Thank Him M
Reviewed 6 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank cyd d
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Down from Phoenix with my wife son and daughter-in-law. Street is loaded with neat little shops to stop in. Very neat area!

1  Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A lot of things to look at (some a little touristy) but thats par for the course. I also enjoyed the people watching.

Thank messnerpatricia
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Allen street is a great place to visit, there is lots of free parking in lots around the town. Allen street itself is closed off to foot, and horse traffic. The only potential downside is most of the shops close by 5-6 pm daily. After...More

Thank Darcie P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We walked along Allen street, went into one place that staged authentic historical gun fights. It was fun. This takes about 30 minutes. You also get a card that gives you discounts at other attractions, etc. We later took a stage coach ride in a...More

1  Thank Coloradodave53
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great shops, some with historical but good to have update this for the younger generation, some things overpriced mainly the jewelry

Thank Jacki K
Reviewed 2 March 2017

A very enjoyable day strolling along he "old west" town. Lots of history along with both old and new reproductions to create an old west town of Tombstone as was seen in the 1880s. Lots of places to shop and eat along the street as...More

Thank B0bK
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our time in Tombstone and lots of it was spent sitting on the Allen Street benches watching the drama unfold. Stagecoaches, horseback riders, lots of cowboys and people in period costumes walking around. Talk of a gun fight coming at the OK corral later.

1  Thank PEILynn
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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...More

Thank Cathy F
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27 April 2017|
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Response from TombstoneChamber | Property representative |
Yes... Allen Street is stroller friendly. A stroller certainly can be rolled on the wooden boardwalks. And Allen Street itself is stroller friendly.
13 April 2016|
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Response from Snorkeler1958 | Reviewed this property |
the last show of the day for many of show is 2-3:30 pm. The shops start closing at 5:00 pm. There's nothing open after 6 pm except for the food/drinking establishments.