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Tombstone Terrors: Ghosts and Gunslingers of the Wild West

1. 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

2. 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

Friday: Tombstone; 8h Tour bus from Tucson

3. Friday: 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 Tombstone. 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 Tombstone.  Arrive in Tombstone a bit after 10am and have over 5 hours to explore the town at your own pace. We include your ticket to the OK Corral to see the reenactment of the famous shootout (scheduled at 1pm) in your free time, enjoy live music at "Big Nose Kate's Saloon" or belly up to the bar at "Crystal Palace" for a drink with some old-fashioned vibes.  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 catching a ride on an authentic stagecoach.  Visit the gallows of the original "Tombstone Courthouse" or stop somewhere for a bite to eat. At 3pm as we depart Tombstone, let's stop by Boot Hill (your entry into Boot Hill Cemetery is included) where the outlaws who lost in that gun fight were laid to rest. After Boot Hill we will make our way back to your meeting point at the Park Place Mall

Tombstone: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. 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: Dead Men's Tales Walking Tour

5. Tombstone: Dead Men's Tales Walking Tour

Explore the spooky side of Tombstone on this ghost-themed walking tour. See the city’s most popular haunted spots, and hear fascinating stories about the ghosts of its past. See fascinating locations like the Bird Cage Theater and the O.K. Corral. Hear stories of the city's infamous past, as you immerse yourself in Wild West heritage. Listen to stories of murders and gunfights, and learn about the cast of characters who called Tombstone home. Stroll the city's streets with a guide who is an expert on its dark, haunted history. Become a history buff after learning about the historic events and figures that helped shape the unique culture of this storied place.

Tucson: How the West was Won Guided Tour

6. Tucson: How the West was Won Guided Tour

Begin your adventure by 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. Drive by Mission Gardens or Stjukshon, located on the base of Sentinel Peak Stjukshon. This site was the O'odham village's name in the late 1600's and you can admire what is still left of the historical remains today. Head to your next location and marvel at the 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. Continue on your journey to the University of Arizona and be entertained by the story of how the construction of the University almost didn't happen. Enjoy free time to explore the boom mining town of Tombstone. Walk where the outlaws walked. Visit saloons, the Bird Cage Theatre, witness the reenactment of the shootout at the OK Corral, or perhaps you might like to take a ride on a real stagecoach.

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

Overall rating

4.3
(15 reviews)

We loved the tour! The bus was excessive at a good location. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and flexible with stops and instructions. Thanks to the tour guide and company for a fun day!

A wonderful taste of the history and the old west. The tour guide Gracey is excellent !! Thanx from Edmonton, AB

Digger took us on a very informative tour. We enjoyed it thoroughly. Definitely worth it.

It was such a fun way to see the town and learn some history.

not sure didn't get to do... had so much stuff to do