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Planning: What's a Must See? - Tombstone Tips, Issue #005
August 02, 2017
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WHAT IS A MUST SEE IN TOMBSTONE?
What are definites to do?
THOSE ARE EXCELLENT QUESTIONS!!
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Walk along Allen Street to peruse the area. Much of what you'll want to see is there. A parallel road, Toughnut Street, is one block South. Where a few recommendations are located.
Hope you've watched the Tombstone Movie prior to visiting! It will give you a good semi-accurate history of the town. Read More
Westward View Along Allen Street
HERE'S OUR TOMBSTONE MUST-SEE LIST...
#1 - Take a Tombstone Tour
~ ~ Get an overview of town history, important events & people. Choose the next sights that match your own interests, using their info. Which to try?
~ ~ Two different stage coach companies on Allen Street. There's also the Trolley Tour, or you can line up a walking tour. Each covers different aspects of the town's history & stories - so not too much overlap.
~ ~ That way if you take another tour sometime, you'll still find it interesting! We'd recommend a stage-coach tour for starters, though. To get more details on all of them, Click Here>
Butterfield Stage Tour - Historic Coach
#2 - Courthouse
~ ~ On Toughnut Street at the Corner of Third, this historic building is now a State Historic Park. It's well worth the visit for the lore you'll view within its walls.
~ ~ As a state park, there's a reasonable entrance fee for those 7 years & older (under 7 FREE!). Children up to 13: $2. For those 14 & older: $7. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
~ ~ Tombstone was Cochise County's 1st county seat - so the need for the courthouse. Its cornerstone was set on August 11, 1882.
~ ~ When the county seat moved to Bisbee, the courthouse fell into disrepair. It's now restored, including the gallows in the courtyard!
#3 - Sights Along Allen Street
~ ~ Just walking this historic street, there are fun things to see! Watch for different street performers. If you're so inclined & like their entertainment - they'll always appreciate a tip. But just a hello, a smile & a kind word of appreciation will also go a long way!
~ ~ Our favorite is "Johnny Bones" - usually found between Fourth & Fifth. He's typical of the historic entertainers found in the 1800s. On Mondays he's accompanied by musicians instead of his usual recorded audios. Get your photo with him!
with Monday's Musicians
~ ~ Other free street entertainment happens on the weekends. Catch some gunfights, trials & hangings! Other old West drama! Be there for Tombstone at Twilight - when Allen Street excitement continues into the evening hours. Read More Here>
Tons of 1800s Memories
#4 - The Birdcage Theatre
~ ~ One of the buildings still here & surviving from the 1800s. Take a look at the original bar, just step inside the front door. Take a tour for even more amazing, fantastic historic details.
~ ~ At Allen & Sixth St.
#6 - Crystal Palace
~ ~ At some point you'll get hungry! You have lots of choices in town. The Crystal Palace Saloon is a recommendation for their fabulous staff & authentic history!
~ ~ So even if you eat elsewhere - just stop in to the Crystal to view its historical aspect. Crystal Details Here!
#7 - O.K. Corral
~ ~ This location is where the event happened - the gunfight that placed Tombstone on the map! The kids will enjoy the show, it's short & is barely based on fact.
~ ~ To see the accurate shoot-out description - push the button near the life-size action figures where it really did happen. Read More>
Figures Demonstrate the True Story
~ ~ Hope this helps you itemize your Tombstone Must See list! It probably can vary, though - for individual circumstances. But we believe these are starter essentials.
~ ~ One other addition you may want to fit in if you have young kids. It could replace another, such as the Bird Cage or Courthouse - which you could save for another time.
~ ~ To keep them entertained after lunch, when they start getting restless - you may want to consider "Old Tombstone Western Town."
~ ~ Located on Toughnut, at the South end of Fourth - they have gunfight shows, miniature golf, gold-panning, etc. The types of things that kids love. An entry fee covers it all.
We'll look to see you in town, working on your Tombstone Must See list!
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