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Tombstone Travel Guide: 216 reviews and 723 photos
Tombstone was founded in 1879 in what was then the Arizona Territory of the USA. It soon became a boomtown of silver mines, high-paying jobs, also of lawlessness, violence and vigilante justice, a city lager than San Francisco for a short time. But it has become most famous for 1881 O.K. Corral gunfight portrayed in many Western movies.
Tombstone has become a legend of the American Old West. Now, preserved and restored little town wants to be a living testament to the Old West. And despite some kitchy "tourist attractions" it is! It's a place to visit once for sure!
I liked preserved and restored architecture of the main Allen Street as well as interiors and lively atmosphere of Tombstone's saloons. I also liked some unique shops in style of the American Old West. Urszula - my wife - liked a few young and handsome cowboys walking in town. But I liked more fast changing scenery south of Tombstone on the way to Bisbee (see my off the beaten path tips). Both Tombstone itself and the Mule Mountains had to remain me Western movies "Bonanza" and "Winnetou", I used to watch on TV as a kid :-).
- Pros:Architecture, saloons, some shops, mountains and deserts around, handsome cowboys
- Cons:Some kitchy "tourist attractions", handsome cowboys
- In a nutshell:Discover the American Old West
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