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Old Tucson Studios

Tucson, AZ

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Address: 201 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735, USA How do we get there? Number: 520 883 0100
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About this activity

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! 

Activity location


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.

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How much does it cost?



$17.95 (Over 12)



$10.95 (Ages 4 to 11)



Seniors and Military


Free Under

3 years


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Old Tucson Studios FAQ’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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