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Cowboys and Gun Fights in Tombstone

Tombstone, Arizona (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
Tombstone, Arizona (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
OK Corral, Tombstone, Arizona (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
OK Corral, Tombstone, Arizona (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Only 30 miles north of the Mexico border lies Tombstone, Arizona. This city made famous by the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881. Famous people who have walked the streets of the city include the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday.

Places to See

O.K. Corral

Probably one of the most famous attractions in Tombstone is the O.K. Corral. Daily reenactments are offered of the gunfight that occurred with the Wyatt and Virgil Earp, Doc Holliday, Billy Claiborne along with the Clanton and McLaury Brothers.

Gunfighter Hall of Fame

The Gunfighter Hall of Fame is dedicated to many of the famous people who made the west “wild”. It documents the history of the wild west and gunfighters that made it legendary.

Old Tombstone Western Theme Park

This wild west theme park gives live gunfight reenactments as well as tours of what old Tombstone would have looked like. It also has a shooting gallery and a place to get photos!

The Bird Cage Theatre

The Bird Cage Theatre is known to be a haunted landmark on the streets of Tombstone. It was once a gambling hall as well as a brothel. This site is one of the locations in Tombstone that gave its reputation for being a lawless city.

Boothill Cemetery

This cemetery is the final resting place of many Tombstone residents along with some of those killed at the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. It is located just off the main road if you are headed south into the city.

Cochise County Courthouse

The Cochise County Courthouse was built in 1882. It features a museum that documents the history of Tombstone and the local government.

How to Visit

Tombstone, Arizona is located about 25 miles south of I-10 at Benson. While walking the streets of the city may be free, some attractions may charge admission.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

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