Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Old Tucson Studios

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December 2014 - Old Tucson Studios AZ

Old Tucson Studios is a movie studio and theme park just west of Tucson, Arizona, adjacent to the Tucson Mountains and close to the western portion of Saguaro National Park. Built in 1939 for the movie Arizona, it has been used for the filming of several movies and television westerns since then, such as Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Little House on the Prairie. It was opened to the public in 1960, and historical tours are offered about the movies filmed there, along with live cast entertainment featuring stunt shows and shootouts.

The park is surrounded by Saguaro cactus and nestled at the foot of the Tucson mountains.


  1. The place certainly does evoke a much earlier time. The cacti are what draw me right in.

  2. What a fun place to visit. They did a good job preserving the movie set. It looks more like a well-preserved town than a set. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

  3. What an unreal place. I'd like to see a shoot-out.

  4. I would love to see a shoot out in the streets myself and it would be a great place for children too.