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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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Quick stop if you're in town

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... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
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Kanab, Utah
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45 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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167 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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Thank Sharon S
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 

San Diego, California
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55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

It is mildly interesting and free (donations requested). It is a work in progress if it has rained recently you need to avoid the ubiquitous mud

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Clayton, North Carolina
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Little Hollywood Musem has some movie props that makes a little town. It is pretty neat to see how sets are made. There is not much to do in Kanab Ut so this does give you something to do. You don't need but about 15 minutes.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here spontaneously and walked around for a bit. It's kind of creepy but interesting to look through all the sets. If you're in Kanab anyhow, it's worth a stop. Otherwise, don't plan a trip for it.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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200 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had enjoyed the Movie Museum in Moab and since we remembered the one here we thought we would revisit. (Had been here about 10 years ago). It had rained a few days before our visit so at least half the displays were roped off as not accessible due to mud. The museum is primarily building from old movie sets... More 

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Idaho
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Did not go here for dinner but just to check out the old movie sets. I visited with a very personable employee who took the time to share his excitement and stories of past stars that have visited. Great memorabilia and a fun visit.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My husband is a western movie buff so we were looking forward to stopping at the museum. I think at one time this was quite a nice set up however over the years everything has deteriorated. We had even plan to drive out to the Paria movie set however we were told it was no longer standing even though it... More 

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

Hard to be blamed for the arsonists who burned down the Paria Movie set because of their anti Federal Government sentiment, or for the collapse of the so called Gunsmoke sets out in Johnson Canyon because the owner of the property let them disintegrate on his watch. We, on the other hand, spend thousands of dollars every year maintaining the... More 

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