Warning, this is a photo intensive blog. Old Tucson Studios is an Arizona movie set wild west town. Over 300 movies, commercials, and TV shows have been shot here since it was built in 1939. I’m sure you have seen a lot of them. We had such a good time and spent most of the day here, there is so much to see.
Our first stop inside the gate was the Movie Museum. Here’s where the list of all the movies made here is as well as lots of props and things from some of the movies.
Horses are saddled up and ready for anyone who wants to go on a trail ride. For the little ones there is a pony ride as well as a carousel.
Every 30 minutes one of the many stage areas has a performance of some sort.
Grand Palace Musical Review was the next performance we watched. This was in the Grand Palace Saloon and was very entertaining.
Another performance was a Hollywood Stunt Demonstration. These guys were good, and very funny. They put on a good show for us.
And then a reproduction of the first adobe schoolhouse built in Tucson, 1868.
No Wild West town would be complete without a Sheriff’s Office and the Gallows.
Here are a few more pictures from our day:
There’s also train rides, stagecoach rides, a haunted mine, and more performances, as well as some cool restaurants. A great way to spend a day.
Gunsmoke, Little House on the Prairie, The Lone Ranger, Have Gun Will Travel, Bonanza, High Chaparral, The Big Valley, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, How the West was Won, Geronimo, Gunfight at the OK Corral, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, and 3:10 to Yuma and so many more were shot here.
- Gasoline: none
- Lodging: free
- Admission: $36