Old Tucson Studios A Great Tucson Attraction 520-883-0100
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Old Tucson Studios is a must see Tucson attraction. Originally built in the late 1930’s as a film set for the movie “Arizona”, it has been used for many western film productions. John Wayne starred in two movies – Rio Bravo & El Dorado – filmed at the Old Tucson Studios.
Old Tucson Studios was the set Little House on the Prairie and Gunfight at the OK Coral. you will likely recognize. It’s a fun place to go on a little day trip to experience what Old Tucson might have felt like back in the 1860’s. They also put on special seasonal events on a regular basis.
In 1959, entrepreneur Robert Shelton leased the property from Pima County and began to restore the aging facility. Old Tucson Studios re-opened in 1960. Today it is both a film studio and a theme park. The park grew building by building with each movie filmed on its dusty streets
Old Tucson Studios provides an opportunity to see what life in the late 1800 might have been. During your visit you will see gunfights, dance hall shows and stunt shows. Everything is done to “set the stage” for next shot out and the staff are waring themed costumes to make the experience of the film makes of old.
The Old Tucson Studios Park is usually open daily from 10AM till 4PM. Check out Old Tucson Website to read about upcoming activities. A visit to Old Tucson Studios will have you out in the Southern Arizona sun for quite a while so be sure to wear comfortable clothes, good walking shoes and sun screen should be used applied.
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