Visit Tombstone's Western History
Tombstone has a lot of sites to see that revolve around the town's history of the old west and mining. Although Tombstone is well known for these events, they offer a great variety of culture and heritage worth taking the time to visit.
The Boot Hill Graveyard and Gift Shop has been the final resting spot for past villains and Tombstone citizens for over the past 125 years. Graves of some of the most famous old west characters include Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury, Lester Moore, Marshall Fred White and more. Watch the re-enactment of the most famous gun fight in western history at the OK Corral where the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday has a shootout with the Clanton and McLuary Gang.
Visit the Pioneer Home Museum in Tombstone that, at one time, served as a home to Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. While at the Pioneer Home Museum, visit the blacksmith shop and catch a glimpse of a 1921 Chevrolet delivery truck. This museum is on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a memorial to the early pioneers of Tombstone. Visitors can see many family heirlooms originally used in the home.
The Crystal Palace Saloon adds to the Old West atmosphere of the 1800's with it's original adobe walls, copper ceiling and a replica of the original massive bar.
Take a tour of the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park where you'll get to see a full-sized jail cell, a restored courtroom, and allows. Built in 1882 the Courthouse displays antiques and artifacts showing the lives of the former citizens of Tombstone and Cochise County.
While you're near the Courthouse, stroll over to the Bird Cage Theatre for a visit. This theatre is one of the original buildings left in Tombstone and was know for being a wild place to be during the Wild West.
Ghost towns are a great attraction in Tombstone. Within the Tombstone area, visitors can tour the Rattle Snake Ranch, Gleeson Ghost Town or Charleston Ghost Town. Rattle Snake Ranch offers a lot of Rattlesnake and Apache Indian crafts and is open until sundown. The Gleeson Ghost Town is an old turquoise mining town where you can still see the old jail and school house still standing. Charleston Ghost Town contains the still standing ruins of some old adobe buildings.
The Longhorn Restaurant and the Big Nose Kate's Patio Restaurant offer great food and a great place for individuals or families to enjoy a relaxing meal after a busy day of touring through Tombstone.
Enjoy a great place to stay at The Silver Nugget Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Tombstone. The Silver Nugget has a balcony that overlooks Allen Street, the most famous street of the Old West. Stop down at the ice cream parlor of the Silver Nugget for an evening snack and purchase your Tombstone souvenirs at their gift shop that features unique Southwestern gifts and clothing.
Tombstone offers a great vacation for everyone of every age with the many tourist attractions, historical museums and some of the most unique places to stay.
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