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6.09.2009

Travel Tuesday: Tombstone, AZ

Both Nik and I are big fans of the movie Tombstone. We thought it'd be a fun long-weekend getaway to drive to AZ for a camping trip and visit to Tombstone. Since Tombstone is small, it is very easy to do a walking tour, as most major historic sites are within a few blocks of each other. Here are my recommendations for places to see if you visit Tombstone:

Boothill Graveyard



Boothill is on the outskirts of town, so best not to try to walk there, but instead hit it up on the way into town. You'll see many famous grave sites, including the Clanton's and McLaury's after the OK Corral, and some famous humorous gravestone epitaphs, such as the one pictured above.

Tombstone Courthouse



223 Toughnut Street, Tombstone, AZ‎. A must-see.


OK Corral



326 East Allen Street, Tombstone, AZ‎. C'mon, you can't go to Tombstone without seeing the OK Corral! They have live reenactments daily at 2:00 and 4:00 pm.


Tombstone Epitaph



11 South 5th Street, Tombstone, AZ‎. Tombstone's newspaper. Free entry, and you can even pick up a free reprint of the paper the day after the infamous OK Corral showdown.



Big Nose Kate's Saloon

417 E Allen St, Tombstone, AZ‎. Great reuben sandwiches! Stop here to hear some live music, grab a cold beer, and a great reuben to take a break from your walking tour.


Crystal Palace Saloon



420 E Allen St, Tombstone, AZ‎. A piece of Tombstone history.


Bird Cage Theatre



527 E Allen St, Tombstone, AZ‎. Definitely worth taking the cheap and quick tour. Bullet holes in the ceilings, and a ton of Tombstone and Wild West history.

1 comment :

Veru said...

Crystal Hotel....THE BEST RIBS I EVER HAD!!!!!! And great service, lush beer and awesome atmosphere. I want to come back one day:o) Veronika from the Czech republic