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Welcome to Tombstone


Tombstone is the most famous town in the Wild West, and attracts thousands of tourists with its old wooden Western-style buildings, swinging saloon doors, stagecoach rides, gunslingers, dusty streets and shootout re-enactments. Many Hollywood movies have been shot here against the rugged mountain backdrop. Originally a silver boomtown in 1877, it rose to notoriety in 1881, when lawmen Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday confronted a band of outlaws and a gunfight ensued. This event has come to epitomise the Wild West and the star attraction of the town is the OK Corral, one of southern Arizona's most visited tourist sites. There is a staged 30-second shootout, and exhibits relating to the event inside the corral. The Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park features an old west courtroom where several renowned trials took place, as well as some excellent exhibits, including alternative versions of the OK Corral shootout. Although a classic tourist-trap town, with souvenir shops and restaurants galore, many people love the Wild West atmosphere and the rugged setting, and relish the chance to play cowboy for a day.

Information & Facts

English is the most common language but Spanish is often spoken in south-western states.

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

Opening Times
The O.K Corral is open daily 9:30am-5pm; gunfight re-enactments at 2pm daily.
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