Old Tucson is a historic movie studio and mini theme park on the far west side of Tucson. Built in 1939, the Old West town has been the setting of more than 300 movies and television shows - including "Arizona," "Rio Brave," "El Dorado," "Three Amigos," "Bonanza," "The Mark of Zorro" and "Tombstone."
"Little House on the Prairie," starring Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert, was also filmed at Old Tucson between 1977-1983.
On-site attractions included in your admission fee include a small movie history museum, gun fights and stunt shows, can-can musicals in the saloon, antique cars, a miniature train, wild west carousel, historic film tours, living history presentations, a musical presentation, and the iron door mine adventure. For additional fees, you can shoot "the gun that won the West" at Dead-Eye Dan's Shooting Gallery, take a stagecoach ride ($4/adult, $3/child, free for ages 6 and under), or pan for gold ($3/person).
Old Tucson is on the far west side of Tucson. The address is: 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson.
Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday thru Dec 23 | 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Open Daily from Dec 26-April 28 | 10:00am to 5:00pm.
General Admission is $19.95 for adults (ages 12 and up) and $10.95 for children (ages 4-11). Children 3 and under are free.
All park shows and tours are included in the admission price. Select games, food, stagecoach, and trail rides are available for an additional fee.
* Discounts are available for senior citizens and military personnel.
Old Tucson has re-invented its annual pass with updated benefits and purchasing options, including a brand new family pass! At affordable rates, an Old Tucson family pass pays for itself in just 2 visits.
Not only does a membership give you unlimited access to all of Old Tucson’s regular attractions and entertainment, but you can enjoy year-round, family-friendly fun with constantly changing shows, brand new special events like The Dog Days of Summer, Spirit of the West Fest, Civil War Days, and more!
Membership Benefits include:
There are three different Wagon Wheel Membership levels.
Stagecoach Reinsman: 1 Adult= $55
Film Crew: 2 Adults= $95
Producer: 2 Adults + up to 2 Kids (ages 4-11)= $125
*Custom Add-On Options:
Additional Adult: $25 (ages 12+ at same residence)
Additional Child: $15
Additional Guest Pass (one time use): $15
Depending on the ages of the people in your party, your visit will likely take approximately two hours.
Old Tucson is mostly outdoors so dress accordingly: light, breathable clothing with a hat and sunscreen in the summer; similar clothing for the rest of the year. ;)
Water bottles and a camera are recommended.
Mid-day is typically the most crowded.
Outside food is not permitted.
There are four different food options at Old Tucson.
Not many! Your best bet is to eat on-site, pack snacks to tide you over, or head home immediately after your visit. If you want to dine out, you’re looking at a 15-20 minute drive.
Yes. There is no sitting fee. Prices for photos vary based on the number of people, photo size, and whether the portrait is black and white or color.
All ages are welcome. We visited with our three young children (6, 3, and 6 months). All three enjoyed seeing the sights and riding the carousel/cars...though the younger two were frightened by the live action shows.
Yes. A stroller or carrier would be a good idea if you have little ones.
Complimentary strollers are available for use by guests, but note that they are "quite rustic" and do not provide shade.
No, but there is outdoor seating throughout the park.
Yes – in the men's and women's restrooms.
Yes. Big Jake's and the Pony Express both have children's menus.
Big Jake’s Bar-B-Q: $5.95 – chicken tenders, corn dog, or BBQ sandwich with one side and a refillable drink during meal.
Pony Express: $5.00 – hamburger or hot dog with one side.
Yes. Old Tucson has a variety of unique settings to choose from - Heritage Plaza, Grand Palace Hotel & Saloon, El Vaquero, The High Chaparral, and Stage 2.
Wedding venue costs vary based on number of guests, set-up needs, etc. Outside caterers are not allowed, but wedding cakes may be brought in.
That just about covers it. Have a great time!