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Old 07-30-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Default Seeing a Bit of the Old West near Tucson

Did a bit of traveling this past weekend. Visited Old Tuscon Studios just outside of Tucson. This is a working western movie studio that also offers tours rides, and shows. The attention to detail and authentic look is pretty impressive. It was more enjoyable than I expected. Plus, the countryside in that area is camera worthy! Here are some pics!

http://abqstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/old-tucson-building.jpg (broken link)


http://abqstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/old-tucson-3.jpg (broken link)


http://abqstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/old-tuscon-studios-1.jpg (broken link)
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:44 PM
 
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Trail Dust Town (kind of like a very scaled down version of Old Tucson Studios, but free and with some ok restaurants) at Tanque Verde and Grant roads is another place to see the "old west". Tombstone, too (another hour down the highway).
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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A lot of that is rebuilt there was a huge fire there that burned a lot of it down. I believe it was the late 80's early 90's
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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Tombstone and Bisbee are good too but has anyone been to Mescal, which is where so many of the Western Movies were made?
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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"Tombstone and Bisbee are good too but has anyone been to Mescal, which is where so many of the Western Movies were made?"

I've driven past the Mescal exit a large number of times. I have heard that more western movies were filmed there than Old Tucson Studios, but I've never stopped. I also heard that someone in Mescal makes some really good tamales.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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I've stayed in Tucson several times, but for preseason baseball. Looking at those pictures, YEP! Gotta go visit those studios!
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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"Tombstone and Bisbee are good too but has anyone been to Mescal, which is where so many of the Western Movies were made?"

I've driven past the Mescal exit a large number of times. I have heard that more western movies were filmed there than Old Tucson Studios, but I've never stopped. I also heard that someone in Mescal makes some really good tamales.

Mescal movie set, N of the Mescal exit E of Tucson, is owned by Old Tucson Studios and is not currently open to public tours, I think, though it was a couple or more years ago....may be a staffing/funding issue these days....you can drive to within a quarter-mile of it and get a decent view....among other movies, "The Quick And The Dead" with Sharon Stone and Gene Hackman was filmed there...
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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http://abqstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/horses-old-tuscon-studios.jpg (broken link)

Another photo from the Old Tuscon Studios in Tuscon, Arizona. Two handsome creatures!
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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Great pics!
Would love to go *someday,,,, abit far away right now.
Have been reading up on the place, The High Chaparral has it's reunions there I think. Always loved that show.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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When I was a small boy my mother had a doiley shop at old tucson and I met Jimmy Stuart and he took me for a ride on his horse I rode in the saddle and he walked and led the horse.He took me to meet Shelly Winters as they were both making the movie winchester 73.I am now 65+ years old so that had to be at least 60 years ago and I will always have those great memories for ever. Moderator cut: not wise to post your email address in an open forum let me know if you want to hear more

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