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Gammon's Gulch Movie Set, Benson

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  • Subject: Gammons Gulch Location: Benson, Arizona, United States, North America Title: Tour of a movie set ID#: 474294390 Great tour for adults and children who do not roam away into the desert wonderf...  more »
  • This was the high point of our trip to the Benson area. Jay is a great host and his facilities and collection of antiques is outstanding. It's obvious that Jay loves this place and enjoys sharing his ...  more »
  • On a drive by, we stopped to see what looked like a ghost town. The owner grew up on old west films with his mother and father. He and his wife run this little spot while he gives the tours with the s...  more »
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  • By far one of the best buys around. For $7 we walked back into the old west and saw many antiques and props used in some of the most famous westerns. The Guide Jay has been doing this since he first starred in Rio Grand at I believe the age of 5 or 7. His father before him worked on sets and collected memorabilia and western attire. There are also several old vehicles and items from the days of the Gansters like Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde. Buildings are not just a store front...you can go inside an old jail, blacksmith shop, mercantile etc. This is a must see!!!!
  • Is it a museum for the Southwestern Movie Buff, a movie set or a little slice of history you get to enjoy in peace and quiet? It's all 3 and then some. My sister and I wanted to get together and take photos someplace interesting before her summer was over. Since my wife and I were going to visit a friend in nearby Benson, we met my sister and niece in Tucson and drove down. After a nice lunch we headed out to Gammons for a tour and some photo fun. Jay the owner greeted us at the gate with a happy smile. We parked and were immediately drawn into the past with wonderful old west buildings all around us. It's not a huge movie set but you don't really need one to see the past here. Jay walked us to each building and opened them for a unique experience. We snapped away for our own enjoyment. You can't take photos if you intend to sell them. We don't, but I may use a couple for stippling drawings later. There are old cars, a black smith shop, Sheriffs Jail, Mercantile and Saloon plus more. The experience is wonderful. You get to see some many things that you only see in photos these days. Gammon's if worth the 12 mile drive from Benson if you want a better experience than fake western towns. This one is real. Not store fronts but the entire buildings. The black smith shop is a workable shop with so my items it boggles the mind. I'd call it heaven if I could play in there. Warning: Drive the 35 mile speed limit going through the little town right before it. I guess allot of movie crews have gotten plenty of tickets their first day driving to it.
  • About 12 miles north of Benson, Arizona is a place missed by most tourist, and that is a shame as it is delightful, and the proprietor is an interesting character that not only believes in the 'Old West', but relishes in describing it to all that venture out to the property. I met Mr. Gammon, as you may, if you take the short trip into the desert mountains to visit the town; and yes, it is a town, be it a Ghost Town, or a Movie Set Town, or be it both, which it is. There are a complex mixture of old, new, reproductions, originals, that span the mid-1880's to the 1930's and then some within this working movie production complex. Gammon has put together a place on earth where those wanting to film a Western Movie may, or where those that want to become 'hitched' (married) can do so in the comforts of the 1880's saloon, complete with banjo and piano music, tasteful 'R' rated old west picture, and checkered tablecloths, all while being surrounded by history and movie greats like 'Dean Martin', and 'Rex Allen'. Had birthday party there, and it was fun and different for those that have never seen the place. SeniorCitizenLocalWeb has a great write-up with GPS turn by turn instruction, including the area's speed traps. Give the place a try, spend two to three hours, and note that the cost of the personal, and very delightful and historic tour is less than the cost of a hamburger.
  • Nice movie set take u back in time.....nice folks
  • man what a cool place!! Got a tour from the mastermind himself...ive been in tucson awhile and this by far is one of the more interesting things ive seen! Great trip!! The google address is deceiving..check their website for better directions and operating hours. But it's about ten miles north of where google currently has it listed...worth the trip!