John "Jay" Gammons acquired the site of the old West town in the early 1970s. He founded and built Gammons Gulch with help from family and friends, opening the city to film companies and tourists in 1994. The town is constructed using themes and architectural features that reflect Western towns from the 1880s to the early 1930s.
The site has been used for filming many movies and television shows.
To drive to Gammons Gulch: Gammons Gulch is about an hour away from Tucson. Travel east on Interstate 10, take the third Benson exit (Pomerene, Exit 306) and head north. Stay on Pomerene road, which turns into Cascabel Road, for 12 miles. Look for the Gammons Gulch sign on the left.
Visitors must call ahead: 520-212-2831.
“An Old West town, built from scratch.” Arizona Daily Star, Caliente section. September 2, 2004, Page 39.
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