Tombstone, Arizona has a curious city motto: The Town Too Tough to Die.
The city currently has a small population, with less than 1,400 people, but was on the verge of becoming a ghost town in the late 1880s. But through sheer good luck and favorable circumstance, it survived.
Now, it is a city that is heavily reliant on tourism, giving visitors a rare and unique experience.
So why not get a bus charter in Tombstone, Arizona and discover what the city has to offer?
Tombstone, Arizona is historic and colorful. It is the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and it also has a rich mining past.
In a city where the Old West lives on, you can certainly get a lot of gunfight shows and re-enactments form most of the business here. There's the Old West Theater, where you could watch gunfight shows daily. The Wild Bunch & Hell's Belles also performs at the O.K. Corral.
You could also witness indoor gunfights at Doc Holliday's Gunfight Palace and at the O.K. Corral and Historama.
If you want to explore the mining history of the city, go on the Good Enough Mine Underground Tour, where you get to see one for first mines in operation during the 1880s.
There is little to expect by way of shops and restaurants in Tombstone. Most of them are local businesses that are rarely open late into the night.
You have convenience stores such as Apache Market and Gas, Circle K Food Store and Gas, The Snack Shack, Tombstone Pharmacy and General Store. And then there are those that sell souvenirs, antiques, books, jewelry, art pieces and clothing, such as:
As for dining, there are some places here that combine good entertainment and food. Helldorado Gunfight Theater and Restaurant gives you a dose of history with a dash of humor. Most places in Tombstone give you re-enactments that stick close to how things were in the lawless West. It is interesting, but it can become quite dry. Helldorado gives you a chance to laugh while also learning your history. There are also other activities here as well. You can pan for gold, play a round of mini golf, shoot at things and, yes, eat delicious food.
There's also Big Nose Kate's Saloon and Restaurant, Chuck Wagon Eater, Cafe Margarita, Crazy Annie's Bordello Bed and Breakfast & Saloon, Crystal Palace Saloon, Johnny Ringo's Saloon & Depot Restaurant, The Longhorn Restaurant, and Vogan's Alley Bar & Grill.
There are a lot historic buildings here that were preserved and were turned into museums. For example:
The Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park used to be the county courthouse, which was built in 1882. People come here to learn more about the city's history.
The Birdcage Theater used to be a brothel, gambling parlor, theater and saloon all in one. Many prominent people and outlaw, such as Bat Masterson, George Hearst, Doc Holliday, and Diamond Jim Brady came here. Added bonus? The building is rumored to be haunted. Who knows, you might be able to come across a real ghost!
The O.K. Corral is where the gunfight between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang took place. Every day, the shootout is re-enacted for the benefit of visitors.
Boothill Cemetery is where many of the past outlaws had been buried.
Rose Tree Museum houses the biggest rose tree in the world. More than that, you can learn a lot about the area's history here.
The Ed Schieffelin monument is still standing as a tribute to the man who first found silver in the area. The discovery of silver was how Tombstone came to be.
Also, be sure to get on the Old Tombstone Historical Tours where you can choose between a wagon or a stagecoach to tour the town. A guide will be narrating interesting facts about the town's history.
Lastly, there is the Wyatt Earp Theater that allows you to learn more about Wyatt Earp and his time. You can watch movies and videos of Tombstone's past here.
If you are looking for some outdoor fun, then head on to Wells Fargo R.V. Park where you can walk to all the city's major attractions, restaurants and shops. This is where you could leave your bus charter in Tombstone, Arizona to explore the interesting sights nearby.
Check out the Stampede RV Park, too.
If you love ghost hunting, then be sure to go to Fairbank, which is a ghost town. The abandoned railroad town is said to have a pretty active paranormal activity. There are also tours such as the Gunfighter and Ghost Tours, Tombstone Trolley Ghost and Murder Tours Spirit Tour. You can also check out the Tombstone Trolley Ghost and Murder Tours.