Tombstone Weekend Getaway
Best known as the site for the gunfight at the OK Corral, Tombstone was founded in 1877 as one of the last boomtowns on the American frontier and continues to stand as a testament to Arizona’s wild west spirit. Its status as a rich, silver mining town has long been traded for a historic city and tourist hotspot, but the dusty planks and preserved history of Tombstone have plenty to give for visitors to experience the old days of cowboy gangs and the Earp brothers.
Three hours south of the Phoenix Metro area, Tombstone is certainly worth the visit if you’re looking to take a step back in time. Its historic spots have been lovingly preserved, and every building has its own tales to be retold. Walk through the rugged Boothill Graveyard on your way into Tombstone proper before taking a tour through a whole number of fascinating locations such as reenactments of fabled gunfights, the old Gleeson Jail, a Good Enough Mine Tour, peeking into Bird Cage Theater; and once the sun is low, stop into one of many still standing saloons for a satisfying, quenching end to your day.