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Tombstone: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

1. Tombstone: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Enjoy a hassle-free visit to one of the most dynamic attractions in Tombstone with a fascinating audio tour on your phone and walk, at your own pace, around the impressive Wild West mining boomtown. Before you begin your tour, download the smartphone app before your visit and enjoy the flexibility of exploring this hidden gem at your own pace; on whatever day suits you, the choice is yours. Start your tour in front of the Bird Cage Theater. From there, you will walk down Allen Street, where you will see the infamous O.K Corral gunfight. Listen to fascinating facts about the Wild Wild West and immerse yourself in America’s best-preserved Wild West mining boomtown in Tombstone.  Find out where Clantons and McLaurys ambushed Virgil Earp and Doc Holliday, and where Virgil’s younger brother, Morgan Earp, was assassinated in revenge for the O.K. Corral killings. See the Chinese district, Hop Town, and hear all about the district’s boss, China Mary. Hear about the other women of Tombstone, like Doc Holliday’s girlfriend, Big Nose Kate, Nellie “the Miners’ Angel” Cashman, and San Diego newspaper correspondent Clara Spaulding Brown.  Learn all about the dancehall girls, madams, and prostitutes that worked in the Tombstone’s red-light district. See the historical buildings like the Crystal Palace and the Cochise County Courthouse erected right after the 1882 fire that devastated the town. Find out about John Heath, whose cause of death was ruled, by officials, as strangulation, self-inflicted, or otherwise. See where Tombstone’s “Original Shady Lady,” the world’s largest rose bush, is located at the Rose Tree Museum. Pass by some of the town’s notable establishments, including Four Deuces Saloon, the Longhorn Restaurant, and Big Nose Kate’s Saloon.

Tombstone Terrors: Ghosts and Gunslingers of the Wild West

2. Tombstone Terrors: Ghosts and Gunslingers of the Wild West

Uncover the stories of Tombstone’s turbulent past and hauntings on this spooky walking tour by US Ghost Adventures. Visit legendary locations like Big Nose Kate's Saloon and the O.K. Corral. Prepare for a spine-chilling adventure in a town too tough to die. Home of the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral and two major fires, this old mining town has many chilling secrets buried beneath its wild west history. Visit locations that were frequented by cowboys and the Earp brothers and places of tragedy, loss, and suspense. Each location has a story to tell, including hauntings experienced by people to this day. Furniture that moves on its own, doors that open and close with no explanation, the sounds of screams in the night, and a breath on the back of your neck are all but a few of the things people experience here in Tombstone. Hear of the haunting spirits of Buford family children, three of whom died in 1886 in a diphtheria outbreak. Learn the tale of The Swamper, a miner who still resides in his room at Big Nose Kate's Saloon, the oldest bar in town. Visit several other locations of Tombstone’s haunted history, before ending the tour with a culminating visit to Boothill Graveyard, renowned for phantom photography. While there, make sure to keep an eye out for the unexplainable.

Tombstone: 2-Hour Small Group Scavenger Hunt Game

3. Tombstone: 2-Hour Small Group Scavenger Hunt Game

Looking for a way to turn Tombstone into a giant game board?   Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Tombstone with a wild-west theme.  Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.  The scavenger hunt adventure begins in the heart of this famous western town and takes you on a well-designed course to historic saloons, theaters and of course, the O.K. Corral.  This mini Quest tour requires approximately 1 mile of walking.  Using a smart phone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play.  Stop to watch a shoot-out, or grab a refreshing sarsaparilla to wet your whistle and go at your own pace. Offered at a fixed price for a group vs. per person pricing, this city tour/game offers a great value to those on a budget. Quest Highlights Start: City Hall on Fremont St. End: Tombstone Court House Distance: 1.0 mile NikeFuel: 312 pts Time: 1.5 hours   Questions: 12 Bonus Qs: 2   Points of Interest: The Epitaph Bird Cage Theatre Big Nose Kate’s OK Corral Tombstone Court House

Tombstone: Self-Guided App Walking Tour

4. Tombstone: Self-Guided App Walking Tour

On this tour you’ll see Tombstone’s most historic sites, discover their stories, and hear the legends of those that still linger. On this outdoor walking tour you'll explore Tombstone and see: - The Tombstone Courthouse - OK Corral (Outside, and hear the story) - Bella Union - Schieffelin Hall - Big Nose Kates - The Crystal Palace - Russ House - The Bird Cage - Allen Street, where Virgil Earp was shot Why choose the tour? -Go at your own pace and schedule. Feel like taking the tour at 1pm? perfect! -Avoid crowded tours, you'll hear everything, and be able to hear the stories later. -The tour is professionally produced, narrated, sound edited to make it spooky fun. -Listen to the tour again anytime. -The tour never expires. The tour is only outside, and we will spend time in the streets, just outside of these ghostly spots.

How the West was Won!

5. How the West was Won!

Our storytelling guide will take you on a journey through history. You will begin meandering through the Relics of the 17th century by visiting the Mission San Xavier del Bac, the oldest preserved European structure in the Southwest, located on the .Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation. Next we will drive by Mission Gardens or Stjukshon, located on the base of Sentinel Peak Stjukshon was the O'odham village's name in the late 1600's. What's left still remains today! Our next location to view is what remains of the Presidio San Augustine de Tucson, the earliest European settlement in the Old Pueblo envisioned by the Spanish Captain Hugo O'Connor who is credited with the founding and naming of Tucson. Then it's on to the University of Arizona and the story of how the construction of the University almost didn't happen! Next you are free to explore the Boom Mining Town of Tombstone! Walk where the outlaws walked. Visit saloons, the Bird Cage Theatre or witness the reenactment of the shootout at the OK Corral or perhaps you might take a ride on a real stagecoach!

Friday: Bisbee & Tombstone, 8h Tour bus from Tucson

6. Friday: Bisbee & Tombstone, 8h Tour bus from Tucson

Step back in time to the days of the Wild West and discover what it was like to be a cowboy on this guided day trip from Tucson to towns of Tombstone and Bisbee. Take some free time to explore and try out activities like visiting mines, drinking at saloons, or riding in a stage coach.  Enjoy the convenience of pickup from the centrally-located meeting point at the Park Place Mall in the morning. Catch a glimpse of the planes as you drive by the Bone Yard and take in the landscapes of the Sonoran Desert before arriving in Bisbee.  Have about an hour of free time to soak up the quaint atmosphere of this old mining tour. Capture some pictures of the buildings that look like a scene from an Old West film. Hop back into the van drive by the Lavender Pit Mine on your way to a photo stop at the scenic overlook of Bisbee. Arrive in Tombstone just before high noon and have 3.5 hours to explore the town at your own pace. You can purchase a ticket to the OK Corral to see a shootout or head to the "Big Nose Kate's Saloon" or the "Crystal Palace" for a drink with some old-fashioned tunes.  Spend some time buying a tour of the "Birdcage Theatre" or listen the retelling of Tombstone's history or visit the Silver Mine by purchasing a ticket for the "Good Enough Trolley Tour." Transport yourself back in time by buying a ride on an authentic stagecoach.  Visit the gallows of the original "Tombstone Courthouse" or stop somewhere for a bite to eat. In the afternoon depart Tombstone and drive by the Boothill Cemetery where outlaws were laid to rest on the way back to your meeting point at the Park Place Mall

Tombstone Old West Day Trip from Phoenix

7. Tombstone Old West Day Trip from Phoenix

After pickup in the Metro Phoenix area, the drive takes us through the deserts of Southern Arizona to Tombstone. First stop is the Tombstone Courthouse Museum, where you will have an hour to explore the historic courthouse and gallows, and learn about the town history of mining, gambling, and of course the famous shootout. Next you will have free time on Allen Street to explore all of the great old western experiences that Tombstone has to offer. Saloon style spots for lunch, The Birdcage Theater, OK Corral, Stagecoach tours, and more. You will have 4 hours to take it all in. Last stop is always a visit to Boothill Cemetery.... for a stroll around the grounds seeking out the famous graves of the shootout victims and more. Come and visit Tombstone.... the town "too tough to die."

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What people are saying about Tombstone

Tessa was very knowledgeable about some of the history in Tombstone. We actually have photos of 4 different ghost sightings we would like to share with her but don't have her #.

Larry was a great guide! Our walk was such an interesting journey into Tombstone's history.

Very pleasant and well informed and provided clear time lines of the wyatt days 1800’s.

Great, knowledgeable guide, interesting and funny stories, overall very good tour

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and professional.