If you’re looking for a unique and fun Arizona attraction to visit, Old Tucson is definitely worth your time! This historic Western town has been around since 1939 and offers visitors a chance to experience the Wild West first-hand. From gunfights and stagecoach rides to cowboy yodeling and chuckwagon dinners, there’s something for everyone at Old Tucson. Here are some of the highlights of a visit to this one-of-a-kind attraction.
Old Tucson is a historic Western movie set where more than 300 movies and TV shows have been filmed. Some of the movies filmed here include Tombstone, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Little House on the Prairie, Rio Bravo, and El Dorado (the last two both starring John Wayne). It’s also been used as a filming location for TV shows such as Quick Draw McGraw, Bonanza, and The High Chaparral in Tucson area.
Old Tucson is located in an area where prehistoric cultures left behind pottery shards that date back thousands of years ago, so it’s no surprise that this site has also served as a backdrop for various archaeological documentaries on the Discovery Channel!
There are two ways to experience the history of Old Tucson – by taking a guided tour or by exploring on your own. Guided tours are available daily and offer visitors an in-depth look at the town’s history, while self-guided tours allow you to wander around and explore at your own pace.
Fun for All Ages
Old Tucson is not just for adults – kids will have a blast too! In addition to all the fun activities mentioned above, there are also several kid-friendly attractions at Old Tucson. These include a petting zoo, playgrounds, miniature golf, and more.
The Old West Comes Alive
Visitors to Old Tucson can experience life in the Old West by watching live gunfights, riding on a horse-drawn stagecoach through town, or going on pony rides. There are also cowboy stunt shows and bird shows for everyone’s entertainment.
Kids will love visiting the children’s playground where they can play on swings and slides as well as climb up trees! Parents might enjoy browsing at one of many shops around town selling everything from Western clothing to authentic Native American jewelry.
Feeling peckish? There are several restaurants on-site serving up delicious food like BBQ chicken sandwiches or beef brisket. The Chuckwagon Dinner Show offers the chance to try cowboy cooking with a side of entertainment for an extra $15 per person (including tax).
The bottom line is that Old Tucson offers a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors of all ages, and it’s definitely worth adding to your list of Arizona attractions!