- Hours: Open selected with guided tours on the hour.
- Reservations: Not required
- Cost: Admission charged
- Location: East of Tucson, near Benson, driving directions below.
- How Long: Tours last one hour
- Best Time to Visit: Any time
MescalThe sister site to Old Tucson Studios, Mescal has been featured in over 50 films, television programs and commercials including The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, the 1993 version of Tombstone and Buffalo Soldiers.
Unlike Old Tucson Studios, Mescal is just a movie set. You won't find fake gunfights or simulated hangings here, just a tour guide who will related the site's history.
Mescal has no restroom facilities, water or food. Fill up (and empty out) before you go, either before you leave Tucson or in nearby Benson.
Getting to Mescal
MescalFrom Tucson, take I-10 east to exit #297. Follow Mescal Road north 3 miles, and turn left where the pavement ends. Drive 1/2 mile on the dirt road.
If You Liked Mescal, You May Also Like:
- Kanab, Utah: In the 1950s, many of our favorite Western television programs were filmed here, including Gunsmoke.
- Old Tucson: Mescal's sister property, located in Tucson, features some familiar film sets, gunfights and stunt shows.
- Tombstone, Arizona: The Town that Wouldn't Die was the scene of the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral.
- Ponderosa Ranch, Lake Tahoe: Recreated set of the popular television series.