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  • Old Tucson - Facility Closed

    Old Tucson logo Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive!
    Nestled on 320 acres at the base of the Tucson Mountains, Old Tucson transports you back to a time when the stagecoach ruled the road, cantinas were considered fast food, and bathing was a luxury.

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    Storied Film History! Built in 1939 for the movie Arizona, Old Tucson has been the setting for more than 300 movies and television productions from classic John Wayne westerns like Rio Bravo and McLintock to modern classics like The Three Amigos starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short and Tombstone starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer. Visit the locomotive legend, The Reno, built in 1872 for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad and used in some 100 films including Cecile B. Demille's Union Pacific (Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea) in 1939, How the West Was Won (all star cast - Lee J Cobb, Debbie Reynolds, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda, and more) in 1962, and Wild Wild West (Will Smith) in 1995.

    Directions: Old Tucson is located at 201 South Kinney Road in Tucson Mountain Park. Take I-10, exit Speedway Blvd. and head west, following the signs. Recreational vehicles should take I-10 to I-19 South and exit at Ajo Way to Kinney Rd. and follow signs to Old Tucson.

    Old Tucson: 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85735

    Experience the Old West! Expanding beyond the movie sets and memorabilia of its rich Western film history, Old Tucson is now the premier location in the Southwest to experience what life in the Old West was really like. Just a stroll down the street is an adventure as you learn about the perils of a cross-country trip by stagecoach or the demands of life as a sheriff in the Old West. Turning the corner, you might find yourself learning the ways of Native peoples in the Native Village.

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    Kick up your heels for a rip-roaring good time! Enjoy world-famous high-flying stunt shows and high-kicking saloon girls in musical revues and fascinating historic tours. Visit unique shops featuring Old West attire, toys that take you back in time, old-fashioned candies, homemade fudge, and keepsakes like an Old West family portrait from the Photo Emporium. Kick back and enjoy authentic Southwest BBQ at Big Jake's restaurant, fresh hand-tossed pizza at the Pony Express, and ice cold beer, margaritas and more in the Grand Palace Saloon. Treat yourself to a trail ride on horseback or stagecoach ride about town with Bell Livestock. Indulge your inner-child on the vintage carousel, Old West train ride, and antique cars that put kids in the driver's seat!

    Old Tucson Signature Events include the Heritage & Harvest Festival, Wild West Days, Cowboy Music Festival, Steampunk Festival and more! Nightfall, the popular month-long Halloween event featuring live action shows with stunts and pyrotechnics, comedy shows with a gruesome twist, and haunted "houses" among its enticements is open Thursday thru Sunday evenings in October. Information is at

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    Old Tucson operates on a seasonal schedule and is open beginning in early October thru May. More information on shows, attractions, and special events is available at or call (520) 883-0100. Call or check our website's Visit Us page for an operating schedule. Admission is $19.95 for adults (ages 12-64) and $10.95 for children (ages 4-11). Pima County residents receive a discount: $16.95 for adults (ages 12-64) and $8.95 for children (ages 4-11). Old Tucson accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards. Discounts are available.

    Old Tucson is also the perfect location for corporate parties and team-building activities, employee appreciation events, weddings, and more. Old Tucson is open year-round for group events by reservation. Whether you're planning an event for 50 or 5,000, Old Tucson can help you create an event to remember!

    Voted 'Best Western Movie Set' by readers and editors of True West magazine, recently listed among five one-of-a-kind Tucson sites by USA Today and a U.S. News & World Report Top Ten Thing to Do in Tucson, Old Tucson invites you to spend a day in the life of an 1880's Western town.

    Attractions in Pima County are open with capacity limits. For the best experience call ahead before visiting and ask about current guidelines and precautions.

    Note that masks are required in Pima County public spaces.

    For information about the current RFP/SFQ seeking an operator for Old Tucson Property, please visit this page.

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    Diane Frisch, Director

    (520) 724-7355

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