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Tombstone, AZ: Part 1

Visit the old west and see Tombstone Arizona! Here are the quirky, historic, and fun things you’ll see touring Tombstone AZ!

When you both prep to start a new job, you jump on fitting in a quick getaway while you can! We had a Groupon bed and breakfast deal to cash in, and decided a trip to Tombstone AZ was in order! 

Old West Arizona: Visit Tombstone

Here’s what to expect when you set off to enjoy some Arizona- no make that American history!

If you’ve ever seen a Western film, there’s a good chance you know a little bit about Tombstone, Arizona. And if you haven’t, you’re in a for a treat visiting this historical and quirky Western town! 
Tombstone Arizona town sign. Tombstone Arizona tourism sign: Welcome to Tomstone and hte Wyatt Earp Theatre.

Tomstone Arizona sign. For a second we were pretty sure we’d be moving out of state for new jobs, just a hunch, but a wrong hunch! We put seeing the actual historical “Wild West” on our to-do list before we left the state. There just isn’t a place more “Wild West” than Tombstone, AZ

We’d read several reviews that warned us it’s a large tourist trap. Many claim it’s just theater mixed with some history. We went in prepped for any and everything. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint!

It’s a place you can park and enjoy just walking around the town and taking in the sites.

Tombstone Arizona guided tour meeting location.


Old buildings in Tombstone Arizona.


Wyatt Earp Theatre Sign.


Tombstone Saloon sign.


Tomstone Arizona famous street.


A man standing in front of the historic town of Tombstone Arizona.


A covered wagon in Tombstone Arizona.


Woman posing in front of a Sign for the O.K. Corral Gunfight site in Tombstone Arizona.

They do wild west marketing and signage incredibly well! (Does this sign make anyone else feel like there are lots of spelling errors? Too much MS Word in my life!)

A city view of Tombstone Arizona.


A couple visiting the Gunfight site in Tombstone Arizona.


the Tombstone Gambler sign in Tombstone Arizona.


The Saloon in Tombstone Arizona.
A couple getting ice cream at the ice cream shop in Tombstone Arizona.


The printing press in Tombstone Arizona.


The historical printing press where the papers were printed in Tombstone Arizona.


Sample newspapers from Tombstone Arizona.


Funny signs mocking policticians at the Tombstone Cemetery.


Tombstone Arizona tourism views.

OK Corral Tombstone Arizona

Make sure to do some of the top recommended items. The first one of all being the shootout reenactment at the O.K. Corral. 
Sign for the O.K. Corral in Tombstone Arizona.


Sign for the O.K. Corral Gunfight site in Tombstone Arizona.
Tickets to see the gun show at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone Arizona.


Actors starting the gun show at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone Arizona.


The O.K. Corral show in Tombstone Arizona.

We were lucky enough to snap a shot with Wyatt Earp. He’s a famous/infamous (depends on which movie or side of the story you hear) man himself!

A couple standing with the sheriff at the gun show at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone Arizona.

Birdcage Theatre: Tombstone, AZ

And don’t miss the Birdcage Theatre. It’s quite the place! It’s full of history, bullet holes, and one sketchy past (err prostitution was legal in these days). Also, it’s known for being one of the “Top 10 Most Haunted Places” in the U.S. There were 26 people who died there. Many of the “women of the night” are said to still haunt this area.

They encourage lots of pictures. However, they ask you not share them via social media. HOWEVER, we captured an image of a “ghost”. We found it in the hearse that transported Billy the Kid and crew to the cemetery after the famous shooting at the O.K. Corral. The curator of the theater insisted we got a picture of the “ghost”. She asked us to upload it to their ghost gallery immediately. So maybe we did see some infamous haunting in Tombstone AZ after all! 

Stay tuned, tomorrow we’ll post my favorite part of Tombstone!

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  1. This is so great! I want to go! I grew up in Prescott…which is where Big Nose Kate was buried. And nobody really cares about that except for people that live in Prescott, but there you have it. Fun fun!