Pomerene, Arizona: Gammons Gulch - Movie Set and MuseumJay Gammon spent 30 years driving around, buying buildings, and moving them to a complete western town way out in the Arizona desert.
- 331 W Rockspring Ln., Pomerene, AZ
- I-10 exit 306. Drive north 12 miles on Pomerene Rd. The road will change directions a couple times and change names, but stay with it and continue to mile marker 7. Keep a lookout to your left. You'll see the tops of the buildings and a small sign. Turn left onto E. Rockspring Rd, and Gammons Gulch is the first gate on the left.
- W-Su 9 am - 4 pm, Sep - May. By appt. (Call to verify)
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- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Gammons Gulch - Movie Set and Museum
Western movie set town a few miles from Interstate 10 in southern Arizona. The owner has been putting this "town" together for 38 years. The town has been used as a set for various movies over the past several years.
We weren't sure what to expect when we showed up, but the tour was fantastic and well worth the $7 fee we paid. The owner of the town personally conducts the tour and is both informative and entertaining. I would rate this as a must-see attraction if you are passing through southern Arizona.[Greg, 06/03/2010]
Prepare for the rapid-fire onslaught of off-color jokes (racist, sexist, sexual, toilet humor, etc.) told by your guide, Gammon, throughout your hour-long tour.[Jeff Cordova, 04/16/2010]
We were disappointed when we went to visit The Alamo movie set in Brackettville, TX and discovered that it is now closed.
Gammons Gulch in Arizona made up for it in spades. The owner has not stopped adding items and buildings to make this an even better attraction. He leads tours of the village and describes everything in amazing detail and in a very entertaining manner. He even plays honky tonk piano and banjo at the saloon.
Movies and documentaries are still filmed here and also props that Jay has obtained over the years are used in movies. This is definitely a must see - an educational and entertaining attraction!
The road to Gammons Gulch is now paved all the way.[Jim Boylan, 03/06/2010]
Gammon spent 30 years driving all over the country to buy authentic buildings and has built a complete western town filled with authentic antiques. The site has been used as the set for several western movies.[merna Zimmerman, 05/14/2005]
Back in the '70s, a man by the name of Jay Gammons started building himself an Old West Town in the desert north of Pomerene (located north of Benson). It's not so much just the old west town -- there are a lot of those in Arizona. It's Jay himself and the enthusiasm in his stories that make this a really fun stop. Jay is the son of a man that served in the employ of John Wayne, and Jay himself can be seen as a child playing a small part in at least one John Wayne movie. Jay will tell you all about it. One visitor who now goes by the name of "Marvelous Marvin" has yet to leave. He got such a kick out of the place he decided to stay around and help old Jay out. Marvelous runs the Saloon on the right as you enter the town. You can't get drunk here, but you can get a refreshingly cold sasperilla.[Gary Kirk, 11/27/2003]