See the Old West in Style


A great fun activity for the whole family is a visit to Old Tucson Movie Studio and the Desert Sonoran Museum just west of the city of Tucson, Arizona.  While it is not cheap with an adult ticket costing $16.95 with $10.95 for children 4-11, it is a fun place worth visiting while in the area. The park opens Thursday through Mondays from 10:00 A.M.  and closes around dusk. Be sure to check their website for exact closing times as it varies by month. You can learn about movie making and see photos and costumes from famous westerns, see a live gunfight in the streets of old Tucson, and even watch live performances of the Can, Can with Miss Kitty and the girls in the Grand Palace Saloon. Shows vary in length from 10 to 30 minutes and are presented at various times during the day. In addition to the shows, there are shops, restaurants and several attractions such as driving antique cars, riding the old fashioned carousel or touring the Haunted Mine House of Horrors. You can take a ride on the small railroad, on an old stagecoach or visit the stables. To get to Old Tucson, take the Speedway exit from I-10 and drive through the mountains to 201 S. Kinney Road.