Explore this infamous pioneer town.

By Travel & Leisure
August 24, 2012

Bring the Old West to life by exploring this well-preserved frontier boomtown. Founded in the late 1800’s, the mining town had its share of prospectors, gamblers, and outlaws—a mix that famously resulted in the 1881 shootout between the Earp brothers and the Clanton gang. Stroll the wooden sidewalks of Allen Street (it’s bit hokey, but family-friendly) to learn about one of the wildest chapters of the country’s past.

O.K. Corral

Check out the site of Tombstone’s most famous gunfight and, for a small fee, employ a guide with a horse-drawn replica stagecoach.

Longhorn Restaurant

You’ll find good hearty barbecue and smoked pork—plus plenty of old-timey atmosphere—at the town’s oldest continually operated restaurant.

Larian Motel

The clean, spacious rooms are well-situated in the historic district, just a block from Tombstone’s main attractions.

Boot Hill Graveyard

Go beyond the touristy town center to the northern boundary of town to see the burial site of many of Tombstone’s most infamous outlaws: the Clanton’s, McLaury’s, and more.