Day Trips

Old Tucson Studios

September 16, 2015
Chris Moreland

Old Tucson—Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive.

Experience the Old West at Old Tucson.  Built in 1939 for the movie Arizona, Old Tucson has been the setting for more than 350 movies and television productions, from classic John Wayne Westerns, like Rio Bravo and McLintock!, to modern classics like The Three Amigos, and Tombstone starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer.  Old Tucson’s new Heritage Square, built in 2011, adds 12 new building sets and three new streets to the famous Old West town.

Expanding beyond the movie sets and rich Western film memorabilia of its history, Old Tucson is now the premier attraction 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 the sheriff of a Wild West town.  Turning the corner, you might find yourself learning the ways of native peoples in the newly constructed Native Village.

Enjoy world-famous stunt shows, gunfights, and high-kickin’ saloon girls in musical dance revues, along with unique shops and restaurants like Big Jake’s authentic Western BBQ, fresh hand-tossed pizza pies, ice-cold beers, margaritas and more in the Grand Palace Saloon Plus horseback rides by Bell Livestock, a vintage carousel, an Old West train ride, and antique cars that put kids in the driver’s seat.

Why rent a room when you can have the whole town? Group events have the potential to become legendary!  Old Tucson features delicious banquet menus, spacious on-site facilities, top-level entertainment, and other unique Western options from private rodeos, to Old West team building activities.  So whether you’re planning for 50 or 3,000, our special even staff can customize a package to fit your needs.

Call 520-883-0100 or visit for hours, pricing and event information.

Old Tucson Studios

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