The small town in southwest Arizona is steeped in Wild West legend. It is here that Wyatt Earp, his brothers, Doc Holliday and the Clanton Gang took part in the shootout at the OK Corral on 26 October 1881. Nowadays Tombstone is a bit of a tourist trap with old-style Wild West saloons and tacky attractions showing re-enactments of the famous gunfight.
Corner 4th & Allen Streets, Tombstone
Tel (520) 457 3929
Open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
Corner 5th & Fremont Streets, Tombstone
Tel (520) 457 3250
Open 7am-5pm daily
802 East Fulton, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Tel (520) 457 9713
One of the few free sights in town is the famous Boot Hill Cemetery where you can see Tombstone’s tombstones, including the graves of many victims of Wild West gunfights.
This popular attraction re-enacts the shootout every day at 2pm at what is believed to be the site of the original gunfight.
Tel (520) 457 3456
Admission $2.50; $5 including re-enactment of the shootout
Open 9am-5pm daily; re-enactment of shootout 2pm daily
There are several other companies offering shootout re-enactments, often as some sort of tacky diorama or animatronic theatre. These include: Helldorado Amphitheatre, Six Gun City and Tombstone Historama.