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    Default real western towns?

    Originally posted by JoAnna


    : Is there an old western-type town that has been kept up to look like the movie-versions of an old western town? Would like to vacation in a real life western town, but not as barren as a ghosttown.




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    Originally posted by MrGhoster


    : : Is there an old western-type town that has been kept up to look like the movie-versions of an old western town? Would like to vacation in a real life western town, but not as barren as a ghosttown.



    : You may want to check out Goldpoint Nev.




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    Default Re: real western towns?

    Originally posted by bad bob


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    : : Is there an old western-type town that has been kept up to look like the movie-versions of an old western town? Would like to vacation in a real life western town, but not as barren as a ghosttown.



    : Pretty much every State west of the Mississippi has places like you describe. If you'd care to narrow the area down some, that would make it easier to recommend a few more vacation ideas.

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    Default Re: real western towns?

    Originally posted by steve in so az


    : Jo Anna - Tombstone , Az has kept a lot of the old west throughout most of the town. They don't allow any fast food or big stores places in town. There's lots happening every day, not just on weekends like a lot of places. Email them online for particulars. I live in Tucson but get through there occasionally. Was there last Tues and the place was filled with tourists. The whole county has a lot of the old west flavor. Steve in so az




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    Default Re: real western towns?

    Originally posted by Pubah


    : : Is there an old western-type town that has been kept up to look like the movie-versions of an old western town? Would like to vacation in a real life western town, but not as barren as a ghosttown.

    : Depends on where you are planning your vacation. Some good suggestions have already been given. Some others include: Virginia City, Nevada which could be visited on the same trip as Gold Point. If you are heading into the NorthWest I might suggest Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana they both cater to tourists, but keep the look and feel of the old west. Others are Bannock City, Montana, and Silver City, Idaho (South of Boise)All have residents still living in them, with some services.




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    Default Re: real western towns?

    Originally posted by Mike


    : Tombstone and Virginia City are excellent suggestions!



    : You also might consider Kanab, UT. Dozens of westerns have been filmed in and around Kanab, and I think there's a few spots where movie sets or "mock" western towns are still accessible.



    : Kanab also has the benefit of being nicely located in the midst of the "golden circle" - Bryce, Zion, and Grand Canyons are all within an hour or two, as are Lake Powell and Utah's "Grand Staircase".

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    Default Re: real western towns?

    Originally posted by Robert


    : Two ghosttowns that are great for movie sets are and visiting are Moggollon and Cabezon New Mexico. Movies such as "My Name is Nobody" and "The Hired Gun" were filmed there. However these are real ghosttowns not movie sets.




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