The Town Too Tough To Die: Tombstone, Arizona

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THE TOWN TOO TOUGH TO DIE, TOMBSTONE ARIZONA

Tombstone is a town in southeastern Arizona, known for its Wild West history. Exhibits at the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park include a replica gallows. On historic Allen Street, the O.K. Corral outdoor theater re-enacts a 1881 cowboy gunfight. Resident ghosts are said to haunt the bullet-riddled Bird Cage Theatre. Outlaws are among the local townsfolk buried at the 1878 Boothill Cemetery.

ALLEN STREET

 A trip to Allen Street really gives people a chance to see what life was once like in the Old West. With plenty of attractions to choose from, as well as re-enactments of famous showdowns, visitors will truly get a glimpse into the history of the time. And, with everything so beautifully preserved it really feels like you're back in the days of the Wild West. Allen Street is a must-see for any visit to Tombstone.

Allen Street became famous for being at the heart of the action during the time of the Old West. It saw plenty of gunfights in its day, and continues to be the primary tourist destination for tourists and Tombstone visitors. Today, it attracts people from all over who are looking for the excitement and enchantment of the Wild West days. The first stop on any trip to Allen Street should be the Tombstone Visitor and Information Center, where people can pick up a map of the area along with all the information that they need to plan their day. After that, they can head on down the Street to see what they come across

O.K. CORRAL

The O.K. Corral is the site of the most famous gunfight of the Old West which took place on October 26, 1881. It has daily re-enactments of the fight and is also home to the Historama, a multimedia performance showcasing Tombstone's long and varied history. After that there's plenty to choose from, including the Tombstone Ghosts and Legends

BIRD CAGE

Great that so many artifacts have been saved. Price was $10 (9 for over 60) for a self guided tour. Some people may have spent 10 minutes glancing but we spent almost an hour reading and looking at all the items they had on display. Like the actual table that Doc used to run Faro, etc. We need to preserve history as they have.

BOOTHILL GRAVEYARD

If you've never been....STOP BY!! Boothill is a huge part of Tombstone. Definitely worth the stop, especially if you are into the history that is Tombstone. Whether or not the rumors are true the graveyard at Boothill is a must see. Unique in its own sense and beautiful. Alot of history to be seen. Outlaws are among the local townsfolk buried at the 1878 Boothill Cemetery.

WHERE TO EAT

Crystal palace saloon

Doc's Hangout

Walk where they walked ... and drank ... and shot. Felt like you were stepping back in time with the bar, mirror and the tin ceiling. Looking around the crowded room were bullet holes in the walls and ceiling. Doc was seen standing at the bar talking to patrons and Johnny Ringo!

..And finally, we ended our day tour at the Crystal Palace Saloon. I don’t remember anymore what we ordered but I still do get chills looking at these pictures.

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WHERE TO STAY

The best hotel in Tombstone located just outside downtown Tombstone. We stayed here while we toured the area. The room is very comfortable and clean.  The breakfast bar had a good variety and the great room where it was served was also quite clean. I liked the fact that the room entries were inside,this made me feel very safe and secure.Worth every cent. We will be back !!!

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9 thoughts

  1. This looks like a fun stop for families with wild west fans. The reenactments sound exciting and the cemetery fascinating. Thanks for the thorough review.

  2. I lived right outside of Tombstone for most of my life. It’s definitely an awesome place to visit! My mom actually took a tour through the Birdcage and caught a few soooky noises on her recorder. Thanks for sharing!

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