Old Tucson Studios

So you wanna be a cowboy? The folks at Old Tucson Studios can help.

Billed as the Hollywood of the Desert, Old Tucson was a filming location for dozens of Western films, including Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and ¡Three Amigos!

John Wayne fans will find plenty of memorabilia from his films that were shot at Old Tucson, and Ronald Reagan aficionados will be enthralled by objects from the movie scenes filmed at the studios during its 1950s heyday.

Much of the studio was destroyed in a 1995 fire, but a speedy renovation was completed less than two years later. The redesign offers more for families—if not for the gun-toting cowboy.

Walk the dusty streets, and step into horse poop or a gunfight. Snap photos with the old timers; wet your whistle at the bar and listen to some cowboy music; or grab some tasty Western barbeque and beans. Climb on a horse, and ride off into the sunset like the good guy, or prove you’re an outlaw with a souvenir "Wanted" poster.



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