Trail Dust Town is a historical outdoor shopping center and miniature Western theme park on Tanque Verde Road in East Tucson.
Originally built in 1961, the town has 9 shops, 2 restaurants, and a small attraction area (named Polly Anna Park).
The nine shops are as follows:
Young children will love Polly Anna Park - a miniature theme park with a carousel, ferris wheel, train, and picnic tables.
Trail Dust Town is at 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road in East Tucson.
The Trail Dust Town courtyard is open to the public from 8:00am to 11:00pm daily.
Amusement rides are open from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Wednesday-Sunday.
Shops and restaurants each have their own operating hours. While most of the attractions only have evening hours, the following businesses are open during the day:
Admission is free at Trail Dust Town.
Tickets to each attraction/show can be purchased separately, but the best bet for your wallet is probably to buy a $12 wristband.
Your wristband includes:
If you prefer to buy tickets individually, rides at Polly Anna Park are $2.50 per ride (ages 3 and under are free). Adults who ride must also pay.
Stunt shows are $5 per person. Children under age 3 are free, but may find the show to be too intense/loud.
Visitor parking is available in front of, adjacent to, and behind the town. There are 300+ parking spaces.
Dress for the weather as you will mostly be outdoors.
You may want to bring water bottles, snacks, cash (including spare change) for attractions or dining, and a camera.
Bathrooms are located inside Pinnacle Peak.
Pinnacle Peak's busiest evening is Saturday. Tuesdays tend to be the least crowded.
There are some red picnic tables in Pollyanna Park (see photo below). Outside food is discouraged without prior permission/authorization.
Yes - two, in fact.
Pinnacle Peak is "Tucson's original cowboy steakhouse. The menu includes mesquite grilled steaks, ribs, chicken, and fish in a Western environment. Be sure to let the server know if you are celebrating a special occasion as they will be sure to embarrass - ahem, celebrate - the honoree. Note that Pinnacle Peak has a Happy Hour, known as Cowboy Hour, from 4:30-6:30pm on weekdays when drinks are $2-$4. P.S. If you wear a tie, the waiter/waitress will cut it off. The only rule of the restaurant is NO TIES ALLOWED!
Millie's Pancake Haus is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday-Sunday. 6:30am-2:00pm. Menu includes pancakes, eggs, omelettes, waffles, salad, and sandwiches.
Trail Dust Town is very central so there are quite a few restaurants in the immediate area. Our top picks within a 2-mile radius are:
ALL ages! Toddlers and preschoolers in the 1 to 5 age range will especially love Polly Anna Park. Older kids will appreciate the shooting gallery (50 cents per round), stunt show, and old time photo studio. Fun for the whole family!
Sure. The town isn't huge, but you're welcome to bring one in if you like.
Trail Dust Town is super pet-friendly. You can even bring your dog with you for patio dining at Millie's Pancake Haus. Want to get a picture with your favorite pooch? Barking Iron Old Time Photography is happy to accommodate. Don't worry - there is no sitting fee for your pet!
Yes! Birthday parties at Trail Dust Town start at $12.00 per child. Accompanying parents are free.
Of course! There is a lovely romantic gazebo in the center of the town, plus special event space at Savoy Opera House.
Yes. You may hire either Silhouette Photography or Barking Iron Old Time Photo Studio for family, couple, senior, or business photo shoots.
Outside photographers are not permitted to use Trail Dust Town without prior written approval from the Corporate Office.