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Planning a Tombstone vacation? It's a great idea!! Tombstone Arizona is the perfect area for you, right? You probably love the American Wild West!
Base your vacation stay in Tombstone. Many activities are nearby to take part in. Historic and exciting sites in the area are right here for you to see. You won't lack for a great time when you come to this interesting town!
Advance Planning for Your Tombstone Vacation
When you plan your American West Travel, there are some general facts to keep in mind. When you start to organize a trip to Tombstone Arizona for a vacation, or even a Day Trip - we have some tips for you.
Will you fly in and rent a car? - Tucson is the closest city with a major airport. One and one/half hour drive away.
There are many things to do in the town of Tombstone AZ, and surrounding areas. When you Visit Tombstone, you'll walk Allen Street. The same street that was there in the 1800s. Take the same steps asWyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, the Clantons and many other Gunslingers did!
See the Gunfight Show
Consider various Tombstone activities you can enjoy:
The Historama - A film history of the OK Corral & the Gunfight
Old West Antique Shops - Unique places to browse or shop
Antique Firearms - Can you get a look at some true relics? Yes - museums in town show you some unique & historical examples!
Gunfighter Museum - One of Many Spots to View Antique Firearms
Tombstone Free Options - Many relaxing spots are no-charge. Some places to visit have a suggested, but optional donation.
On your Tombstone vacation be sure to find some time to relax in our local park on the NE corner of Allen & Third. There's a lovely gazebo there for shady comfort!
For local history, walk Allen Street along the North & then the South side. Look for the plaques that outline these historic events which occurred in those areas.
Visit the Tombstone Epitaph Museum. Free entry from 9:30 a.m. to 6 pm. every day except Thanksgiving & Christmas. Learn about newspaper publishing in the 1880s. See the historic equipment used to publish this epic publication. Located on Fifth Street, between Allen & Fremont - right behind the Crystal Palace Saloon.
Two historic churches can be visited during your Tombstone vacation. Both were first built in the 1880s. The Sacred Heart Catholic Church is on E. Safford St., just West of 6th. St. Paul's Episcopal Church is on N. Third St., just South of Safford St.
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Preparation for your Tombstone Vacation...
Some recommended reading - and some handy tour guide books
Other Nearby Wonders
With enough time, other Arizona Sightseeing will bring you to wonderful places. The entire state is quite varied - from mountain forests, to unique deserts. We have some suggestions...
Kartchner Caverns is now a state park that was relatively recently discovered. It's located a short distance from your Tombstone vacation base location. Figure on about a little over a half hour drive. It's about a 30 mile drive. See More Details>
Chiricahua National Monument is a beautiful spot. The Chiricahua Apaches established camps throughout this area. Take a scenic drive through the mountains. Camping areas are extra-ordinary.
A hike out to historic Fort Bowie is a great way to spend a day. You can request a Ranger-led experience, or take the trail on your own. We've done both, and there are benefits to each choice.
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