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Little Hollywood Movie Museum

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Address: 297 W Center St, Kanab, UT 84741-3449
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The free Little Hollywood Movie Museum , a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non...

The free Little Hollywood Movie Museum , a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non profit, exhibits a collection of actual movie sets as the centerpiece of its exploration of how the sleepy little town of Kanab became the back lot for movies like The Outlaw Josey Wales, Planet Of The Apes & Stagecoach and a haunt for Hollywood stars like Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Charleton Heston, Clint Eastwood and more recently, Kiefer Sutherland and Willem Dafoe. Both on the big screen and on TV in such classics as The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke and Lassie, Southern Utah defines the way we see the American West. The Museum is set behind Trading Post of the West, a gift shop focused on Made in the USA merchandise including fair trade Native American Arts and Jewelry, Stetson Hats and Abilene boots. From fine gifts to fun souvenirs Trading Post of the West offers a great selection at fair prices. There are big clean restrooms, snacks, drinks and a picnic area. Kid and pet friendly. Whether you have 15 minutes or over an hour, it's a fun place to stop.

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Just a fun place to visit. It does have the obligatory gift shop to go through before you get to the museum but it's colorful, clean, and the people are fantastic. The movie... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Carrizozo, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a fun place to visit. It does have the obligatory gift shop to go through before you get to the museum but it's colorful, clean, and the people are fantastic. The movie museum is interesting and offers some history as well as the actual buildings used in some famous movies. Visit with the staff to learn some interesting facts... More 

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Gooding, Idaho
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by there on Presidents' Day weekend, also Kanab's Balloon festival weekend. I understand it was the off season, but it looks like they could have opened for a weekend with so many people in town.

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TomForsythe, Owner at Little Hollywood Movie Museum, responded to this review

I too wish that the business were open all year, if only the traffic flow warranted it. But my 10 years of owning this fun place have demonstrated that being open when there is minimal traffic - even if some additional traffic may be in the heart of town, only 3 blocks away, only creates losses. The visitor is welcome... More 

Hayward CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! Seeing the actual sets up close and touchable - many favorite old westerns! Amazing! Does not take a long time to see but well worth the trip! Don't forget the great gift shop!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Fun place to visit. Has the settings for western movies filmed in. Kanan. Restaurant runs during tourist season. Gift shop has better quality items for sale than those " other guys".

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Albany, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

There was some construction when we went there; so not sure if we went at the wrong time. We got to see a very old movie about movies that were filmed in Kanab and how the museum came about. It is free.

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TomForsythe, Owner at Little Hollywood Movie Museum, responded to this review

Yup, she showed up when we were getting new gravel to replace what was washed away in the 3 floods we suffered this past summer. None of that would have prevented her party from enjoying a tour of the movie sets or reading the interpretation. I can't really respond to the 'very old movie' comment except to say that the... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I found this to be a bit of a tacky tourist type attraction. It's in the back of a souvenir shop. I went just to say I saw it.

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Kanab, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Great tourists attraction. Great for locals too. There are old movie sets out back and it is fun to go looking through them all. A lot of the places are walled with old newspapers so it is interesting to see that. The museum/gift shop is awesome and no matter how hard you try you'll spend more than you want to... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Free museum to see some sets from western movies. Actually the only one I was familiar with was "The Outlaw of Josey Wales" but we still enjoyed walking around and since it's free, even better.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Not a lot to do in Kanab so we went in to pass some time and we thought it might be a good place to buy some local crafts. Admission to the museum was free and the movie sets were interesting and nostalgic. We were disappointed that many of the items in the store were made in China and India... More 

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Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This exhibit is free but it's just a replica movie set. It is basically a tourist trap to get you into their store to try to sell you over priced souvenir. Don't waste your time.

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TomForsythe, Owner at Little Hollywood Movie Museum, responded to this review

Hard to argue with a visitor who pays so little attention that he calls our actual movie sets 'replicas'. If you're looking at this you're probably interested enough to know that our sets are the real deal. We have a short 'Virtual Docent' that explains the background of the sets and the Little Hollywood phenomenon that brought filmmakers here for... More 

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