Fabulous Food & Darn Good Drinks

Tickle your taste buds with our world-famous cuisine! We pride ourselves on our mesquite-grilled barbecue smoked onsite and our big-as-the-West beverage selection.


Grand Palace Saloon

Wet your whistle with a cool beverage while you enjoy live shows or short films reliving the days when the Western was king. While you’re here, snack on some nachos, hot pretzels or popcorn and enjoy a hot or cold beverage at the full bar.

The Grand Palace Hotel and Saloon is the place for musical entertainment – from a walk through time honoring Old Tucson films in song and depiction on the “big screen” to Miss Vivian and her girls singing and dancing their hearts out.

The Grand Palace stage is the place to see Old Tucson signature shows including Old Tucson – A Musical History of the Silver Screen and the Grand Palace Musical Revue.


Pony Express Pizza, Wings & More

Enjoy tasty pizza fresh from the oven, or stop your tummy from rumbling with a grilled sandwich, wings, juicy burger, vegetarian black bean burger and fries. Complete your meal with a fresh garden or Caesar salad and a glass of wine, ice-cold beer or a fountain drink.

The Pony Express is THE place for pizza, wings and grilled sandwiches with fries.

Great atmosphere with comfortable seating.


Big Jake’s Bar-B-Q

The bad guys never left town after a taste of Big Jake’s Famous Bar-B-Q. All our barbecue selections are smoked right here on site. The menu includes barbecue ribs, chicken and beef served with your choice of side dishes including baked beans, corn on the cob, baked potatoes and cole slaw served with Big Jake’s signature barbecue sauces. Lighter fare includes a variety of fresh salads. Finish off your meal with a fresh baked fruit cobbler (seasonal).

BBQ specialties are smoked on-site in the Big Jake’s smoker (behind the Big Jake’s sign). Mmmm … smell that smoky goodness!

Ranch atmosphere with tables to accommodate a twosome or the whole family.


The Elixir Rx

Looking for something different? The Elixir fills the prescription with fresh handmade sandwiches, hot drinks including coffee, lattes and hot chocolate, and cold drinks including fountain drinks, Gatorade, Icees and margaritas (virgin and otherwise) and a fine selection of beer.

Step right up and order your favorite latte, hot chocolate, ICEE or ice-cold beer. Fresh made-to-order sandwiches are perfect for lighter appetites.

Just look for the big bottle along Main Street.


La Plaza Ice Cream

Treat your taste buds to old-fashioned ice cream treats – from cones to sundaes to sundaes IN a cone! Try the coolest malts and shakes in the West.

Set a spell and enjoy a frosty treat.


Best in the West Shopping!

Pick up a gift or a Western souvenir at one of our many gift shops:

Phoebe’s Sweet Shoppe

Step into an old-time candy store specializing in fresh fudge and cotton candy made here, along with Phoebe’s signature prickly pear lemonade! Got a hankerin’ for an old fashioned treat? Phoebe stocks nostalgic candies from yesteryear including Mallo Cups, wax bottles, Clark Bars, candy buttons, Mary-Janes, Black Taffy, Caramel Creams, and many more. Guaranteed to please the palates of young and old!

The Phoebe’s Sweet Shop building is one of the original sets built in 1939 for Wesley Ruggles’ 1940 movie “Arizona” starring Jean Arthur as Phoebe Titus and a young William Holden as Peter Muncie in Civil War-era Tucson.

Located by the front entrance in one of Old Tucson’s historic buildings, Phoebe’s Sweet Shoppe will bring back memories for some and create them for others!


Toltec Mine

Mining has been a staple in these here parts since before Wyatt Earp. The young and the young at heart will enjoy a quick lap through a rock mine and finding their favorite samples to take home.

Throughout its history Arizona has been mined for gold, silver and copper, which is still a leading industry today.

In the mine store kids can don a helmet and buy a bag to fill with gems. The mine store also features rocks, minerals and educational kits for kids of all ages.


McLintock Store

Named for a memorable John Wayne classic film, this is Old Tucson’s general store. Celebrate the independent cowboy spirit with themed merchandise and a variety of cowboy hats. Kids’ items include cowboy hats, rifles, cap pistols and more.

The McLintock Mercantile building can be seen in John Wayne productions at Old Tucson. Be sure to catch one of several historic tours with an Old Tucson historian to find out more.

Inside the historic set you’ll find an array of Western gifts and souvenirs.


Old Tucson’s Print & Photo Emporium

Have some fun! Dress up as your favorite character of yore, smile for the camera and choose an old-time photo package to share with family and friends as you reminisce about your visit to the Old West. Take a piece of the Old West home – choose from an array of interesting books, picture frames, replica guns and more.

Pick a photo frame, an authentic cowboy hat and more.

Pick a vintage outfit, a backdrop, props and frame to complete your dream Old West photo. Ready? Smile for the camera!


The Corner Store

Old West-inspired clothing including Stetson cowboy hats, dusters, shirts, vests for gentlemen and, for the ladies, skirts, blouses and accessories. Don’t miss our selection of Western-inspired purses and wallets.

The Corner Store is all about fashion, with old and new-fangled looks for the fashionista in you.

Great finds include clothing, hats, handbags, scarves and jewelry.


Olsen’s Mercantile

Olsen’s Mercantile offers a unique shopping experience. Choose from hand-crafted Native American jewelry, authentic Zapotec rugs, museum-quality Mata Ortiz pottery, beautiful handmade Talavera pottery and more. Here’s your opportunity to take home some of our finest regional art.

The Olsen’s Mercantile building has been around since 1939. It was built for the filming of the movie “Arizona” starring Jean Arthur and William Holden. With help from members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, Columbia Pictures made and used 350,000 adobe bricks to build a town representative of 1860’s Tucson.

Inside, you’ll find regional arts and crafts like jewelry, basketry, pottery and metalwork.


The Last Outpost

Now a regular stop for guests of Old Tucson seeking Arizona gifts. Pick up your copy of “Images of America – Old Tucson Studios” by resident historian Paul J. Lawton. You might just find an autographed copy! Take home a piece of the Southwest – live cactus items packaged for travel, a souvenir T-shirt or artwork by renowned local artist Diana Madaras. The Last Outpost also features a variety of snacks and beverages to go.

The Last Outpost is named after the 1951 film starring Ronald Reagan. It’s also the last stop on your visit to Old Tucson.

Tucson painter Diana Madaras’ work is unmistakable. Local subjects include architecture and landscapes.