Historical Attractions

Old Tucson Studios Tucson

Where is it at?

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Old Tucson Studios
201 S. Kinney Road
Tucson
AZ
85735
Tel: 520 883 0100

Directions

From I-10, exit I-19 South. Head south on I-19. Take the Ajo Way (Hwy. 86) exit, and travel west to Kinney Road. Turn right (north) and follow the signs. I-19 is accessible from I-10 south of Speedway. If you are already in town, you may still Take Speedway Boulevard and head west. This will eventually turn into Gates Pass Road and Take you on a scenic trip through a Sugaro studded mountain range. This route does not allow for long vehicles such as RVs, buses, and vehicles hauling trailers.

Where are we going today?

What's that? We think it's the sound of the Old West calling once more! Have you ever wanted to feel what it would be like to live as a cowboy back in the day? Then head to Old Tuscon Studios!

Old Tucson Studios is both a historic and current working western frontier town which has hosted over 300 movie and TV productions since 1939. How exciting is that!

Slap on those spurs, and explore this highly authentic town which is filled with costumed characters and tradesmen ready to show you how life would have been like. Be careful - the Old West was a crazy place! You might just witness daring cowboy gunfights, or get caught up in rip-roarin' musical revues right out on the street!

There are TONS of fun attractions for the whole family at Old Tucson Studios. Jump on board the Wild West Carousel, a fun and historical reproduction of that American classic. You can even drive back in time behind the wheel of a super cool miniature car - a favorite of those little cowboys and cowgirls!

Other features include the sheet em up stall, indoor mining and gem panning adventure games, with local trail rides also available.

The Native Village is one of the most educational aspects, with great interpretive and heritage work being done.

If you're a fan of the Western film too, and parents this might be for you, you will be in for a treat as the Old Tucson Studios were of course, movie studios! Since 1939 over 300 films and tv projects have been filmed there. Have you seen "Rio Bravo" or "Little House on the Prairie" ? Yep - all filmed there! You can take a guided tour to really get the lowdown of the film history.
 
Lights...camera....and pistols at the ready - Old Tucson Studios is ready and waiting! 
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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$17.95 (Over 12)
  • Children$10.95 (Ages 4 to 11)
  • Free Under: 3 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Seasonal hours. 10am open, then 5pm - 6pm close.

February to August. Check if daily or weekends only as they vary on the month

Teachers corner

The best way to learn is to experience it! The studios offer educational adventures and can be customized for your age group.

I'm Hungry!

Pizza...BBQ....you won't go hungry here! They have a number of food outlets for you to choose from.

Healthy Eating!

Elixir Rx has homemade sandwiches, and Pony Express Pizza has salads too.

Any Top Tips?

Take a tour! It's an extra cost, but a great way to really get to understand the history. .

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just give them a call before you arrive and see what assistance they can offer.

Can I get one of those?

There are certainly more shops that you will know what to do with! If you are wanting to take something away with you, you will be spoilt for choice with gift items.

More information

When you arrive, check what is on that day like the shows and gunfights, so you can plan your day around them.

What people are saying?

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    Tucson is a little boring in my opinion. Sorry people of Tucson. Great eating and drinking, but not a whole hell of lot else to do except golf in the winter.

    All that being said, we had a blast at Old Tucson Studios. This place is full of great history from movies past and kind of present (love the Three Amigos!). We enjoyed the live shows in the streets and in the theatre. We also did the cheesy haunted mine, which was entertaining especially considering it was free (with the price of admission).

    They have some decent fast food options (BBQ and...Read More

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    we arrived at old tucson at 10:30 and less than half of the buildings were open. we were only able to go into 4 or 5 buildings. the children rode a few rides, and we were pushed out the door at 3:00?! it is a beautiful place with so much history, but the employess were not friendly or welcoming. living in chicago, we will never make it back again, and i was so disapointed. i don't recommend the trip.

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    Great place to make movies , and have great family fun

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    Mr. Joe Camarillo gave my father and I a wonderful tour of Old Tucson Studios today and I was impressed. I have been to Old Tucson before but most of my visits where for their annual Nightfall event and I must say it was a pleasure to see Old Tucson in a different light. Old Tucson has so much to offer! It may be used as a venue for all sorts of events (i.e. business & corporate events, personal events, nonprofit events, and more!) and as they say "Why rent a Venue when you can rent the whole town!?!" In my opinion they have a point. The town of...Read More

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    Sucks at nightfall!! I wish I could give it zero stars

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by Ryan Wittig

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Tucson is a little boring in my opinion. Sorry people of Tucson. Great eating and drinking, but not a whole hell of lot else to do except golf in the winter.

All that being said, we had a blast at Old Tucson Studios. This place is full of great history from movies past and kind of present (love the Three Amigos!). We enjoyed the live shows in the streets and in the theatre. We also did the cheesy haunted mine, which was entertaining especially considering it was free (with the price of admission).

They have some decent fast food options (BBQ and Tex-Mex) as well as BOOZE. Their beer, wine and liquor prices were actually fairly reasonable for a tourist attraction. Finally a place that doesn't make you feel ripped off! I would also recommend checking out some of their craft stores as they have some unique artisan wares as well.

Enjoy!

by Andrea Ortega

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Mr. Joe Camarillo gave my father and I a wonderful tour of Old Tucson Studios today and I was impressed. I have been to Old Tucson before but most of my visits where for their annual Nightfall event and I must say it was a pleasure to see Old Tucson in a different light. Old Tucson has so much to offer! It may be used as a venue for all sorts of events (i.e. business & corporate events, personal events, nonprofit events, and more!) and as they say "Why rent a Venue when you can rent the whole town!?!" In my opinion they have a point. The town of Old Tucson Studios is a unique and holds so much history; it is a must see for yourself! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable schedule a tour today or attend an upcoming event and see it for yourself! It's a landmark that has been in over 300 movies!

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