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Visit Tombstone Arizona for a grand ole Wild West adventure! Do you want to get some great advice & suggestions for your visit? Do you want to have the best time here - suitable for your own style & interests?

Well we know there are a few movies, based on the real town of Tombstone Arizona!

The most recent Tombstone Movie was released in 1993. Some of the movie is downright fictional - yes. Although it is based on fact.

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Where is Tombstone Arizona

First of all - where the heck is Tombstone, Arizona located?! It's in Cochise County, in the Southeastern part of the state. It's not difficult to get to, but there are specific ways to get here - depending where you're coming from - of course!

Use Interstate 10


From most areas in the U.S., the major Interstate for getting to Tombstone, is with Interstate 10. This is the freeway that will bring you to the local highway that gets you to town.

If you're taking I-10 East toward El Paso to Tombstone, the Exit is #303 in Benson. This exits straight onto W. 4th St./Hwy. 80.

If you're taking I-10 West toward Tucson & Phoenix to get to Tombstone, the first Exit is #306 to get to local Business 10, which connects to Hwy. 80. Or you can go a little farther to take Exit #304, make a left on Ocotillo until you get to W. 4th St./Hwy. 80.

 Arizona Rt. 80 will take you straight to Tombstone. About 20 minutes off of the Interstate.

Before planning a route, it is best to look at a map. If you're driving into Tombstone for your visit, a GPS would be quite helpful.

Here's a map to locate Arizona within the US. And then to locate the town, for when you visit Tombstone. It's in the Southeast corner of the state. In Cochise County.


Map of Arizona Showing Tombstone

Map of Arizona locates Tombstone AZTombstone is in the SE part of AZ - located by the purple arrow.

How Far to Tombstone Arizona

When you plan a visit Tombstone, how far it is to town depends on where you're coming from. Here are options to look at. See your starting point:

Are You Coming From Arizona?

Coming From Southern Santa Cruz County

One other way is if you live in a very specific area of Arizona:

  • Around the towns off the Southern part of Interstate 19
  • Or if you're coming from Patagonia, Sonoita or Elgin
  • Or if you're crossing the border from Mexico via Nogales

Then via Interstate 19 or Business Route 19, take State Hwy. 82 East.

It travels through Sonoita, intersecting Hwy. 83. Continue on Hwy. 82 East out of Sonoita. Pass through the intersection of Hwy. 90.

You'll note crossing through the San Pedro Riparian area. Finally you come to the end of the road, at State Hwy. 80. Make a right, and Tombstone is just ahead!

  • OR if you're crossing the border From Mexico via Naco or Agua Prieta
  1. Follow Hwy. 80 to get to Bisbee AZ
  2. Continue West on Rt. 80 to arrive at Tombstone

Visit Tombstone From Flagstaff, Tucson & Phoenix

  • From Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff - you'll be traveling Southward.
  1. Out of Flagstaff, use I-17 South to take I-10 East. 
  2. Did you fly into Tucson or Phoenix airports? These directions are for you, when you pick up your rental car.
  • Tucson & Phoenix, its just I-10 East.
  • Now follow the advisement in the Tan Box Above... Use Interstate 10
Tombstone Arizona along Toughnut Street

Visit Tombstone from San Diego Area

  • From the San Diego area of California travel East on Interstate 8. 
  • As you approach Casa Grande you'll intersect with Interstate 10. 
  • Stay to the right to take I-10 East.
  • Now follow the advisement in the Tan Box Above... Use Interstate 10

Visit Tombstone From LA County
In California & Pacific Coast North

  • Nearby to Los Angeles, California, with access to I-10, just take that freeway East. 
  • More North of LA - access I-40 East.
  • Arriving in Flagstaff, exit onto Interstate 17 South.
  • When you get to Phoenix, take I-10 East.
  • Now follow the advisement in the Tan Box Above... Use Interstate 10

Come Visit Tombstone From New Mexico

  • Get into Arizona from the Southern part of NM
  • Take I-10 West, which brings you to AZ. 
  • Now follow the advisement in the Tan Box Above... Use Interstate 10

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Some people have even been known to ask: "is Tombstone fictional?"

We do know the town is real, because we'd been living there!! We're Real People - and we love the town of Tombstone Arizona, that we're encouraging you to visit. There have been times when we've talked to visitors - and they found out that we were living here in Tombstone. They'd say, "you mean real people actually live here?!!" We'd all laugh together!!!

And YES! We do invite you to visit Tombstone. We'd love to help you make the most of your trip here. We have a Site Guide which has links to all the information organized by index form. You can find what you want - we have tons of information for you. Everything you need to know to get the best visit to Tombstone Arizona!

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