Tombstone is a city in Southeast Arizona. Along with Deadwood, South Dakota, Tombstone was America's most storied town in the wild frontier days, and was the haunt of such notable characters as Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, and various cattle rustlers and outlaws.
"The Town Too Tough To Die" was founded in 1877 as a mining camp. There were seven years of gold, silver, and total lawlessness to follow, climaxing in the famous shoot-out between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang at The O.K. Corral.
Today, Tombstone's main industry is tourism. It has several streets of vintage churches, saloons, and hotels from the 1880s.
The visitor's center can be reached at 520-457-3929.
From Tucson, take Interstate 10 east to the city of Benson, about 1 hour away. Take Exit 303 through Benson to reach Arizona State Highway 80. Tombstone is about 40 minutes south of Benson by way of AZ-80.
Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, 223 Toughnut St., ☎ 520-457-3311, . 9am-5pm daily. Former county courthouse, built in 1882 and now a museum dedicated to the history of Tombstone.$5 (adult).
Birdcage Theater, 517 E Allen St, . 8am-6pm daily. A former combination theater, saloon, gambling parlor, and brothel which operated from 1881 to 1889 and is now a historic museum. Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Diamond Jim Brady, and George Hearst were noted visitors. The building is said to be haunted.$20 (adults).
O.K. Corral, 517 E Allen St., ☎ 520-457-3456, . 9am-5pm daily. Originally a small horse corral, associated with the infamous 'Gunfight at the O.K. Corral' and now a National Historic Landmark. It is the setting for a daily reenactment of the gunfight staged for tourists.Entry charge.
Boothill Cemetery, Hwy 80 (north of Tombstone), . Many outlaws were buried here, with deaths not by natural causes. Heavily restored, entrance through the giftshop.Free. (31°43′11.6″N,110°04′13.6″W)
Rose Tree Museum, 118 S 4th St., ☎ 520-457-3326. Said to house the world's largest rose tree, as well as a historical museum.$10 (adults).
Ed Schieffelin monument, W Schieffelin Monument Rd (Head northwest on W Allen St after it becomes a dirt road, marker will be on the right). Ed Schieffelin first discovered silver in the area, which eventually led to the foundation of Tombstone. A monument stands near the site of his original claim, resembling markers used by miners.Free. (+31° 43' 50.80,-110° 6' 12.33)