Tombstone Travel Guide
The town too tough to die is located in the southeastern corner of Arizona. Steeped in legendary wild-west history, it is best known for the infamous gun battle at OK Corral. Today, the town attracts large numbers of tourists seeking to capture the old pioneer and lawless spirit.
A genuine National Historic Landmark, some of the best-preserved 1880s old-west buildings in the US can be admired in this town, along with interesting exhibitions in the many museums. But Tombstone is also a real town with real residents who have lived here throughout the years.
Many traditional saloons put on live music on weekends and dancing is popular with locals and visitors alike. Daytime entertainment includes gunfight shows, stagecoach and wagon tours or relaxing in the city park. Dining options are mostly limited to huge piles of meat served on giant plates.
Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park: was built in 1882 and features antiques and artifacts tracing the history of Tombstone and Cochise County.
Bird Cage Theater: opened in 1881 and was one of the country’s most famous saloons in its heydays, which lasted only nine years.
Kartchner Caverns State Park: is located just 30 minutes north of Tombstone and features guided cave tours, the Discovery Center and interactive displays.
Boothill Graveyard: has plenty of tombstones honouring the good, the bad and ugly of the 1880s.
Helldorado Town: is a Wild West theme park with gunfight and stunt shows, trick horse riding, gold panning and lots of family fun.
OK Corral: has life-sized figures and daily re-enactments of the legendary gunfight.
Tombstone Historama: offers a narrated, half hour multimedia presentation of Tombstone’s history.