Tourism is the primary industry in Tombstone with more than 400,000 visitors each year. With its colorful past and present, Tombstone's tourism industry is likely to be thriving well into the future. "The Town Too Tough to Die" has a vast array of attractions and points of interest for all ages. There are many places to eat, drink, and sleep in town.
The Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park was built in 1882. The building contains displays pertaining to the history of Tombstone and Cochise County, using antiques and artifacts to present the lives of former citizens. Among the displays are a full-sized jail cell, a gallows, and a beautifully restored courtroom.
The Tombstone Chamber of Commerce operates the Boot Hill Graveyard and Gift Shop. The newly-renovated gift shop offers unique Boot Hill items for sale that cannot be found elsewhere in town.
Several of the saloons in town offer live music on weekends, and most can accommodate dancing. There are a number of gunfight shows in town, stagecoach and wagon tours, and a city park. Tombstone also has a wealth of unique shops and services.
Many of Tombstone's historic buildings are within an area bounded by Fremont, 6th, Toughnut, and 3rd streets. Among them are St. Paul's Episcopal Church, built in 1882; the Crystal Palace Saloon, one of the most luxurious saloons in the West; and the Tombstone Epitaph building, where the oldest continuously published paper in Arizona is still being printed. Western printing history exhibits in the front office are free to the public.
Truly a Historical American Landmark, Tombstone is America's best example of our 1880 western heritage, which is well preserved with original 1880's buildings and artifacts featured in numerous museums.
Photos courtesy of City of Tombstone