Entertainment and Events
Shootouts take place every day throughout the year when weather permits, see Gunfights, above. The Crystal Palace and Big Nose Kate's saloons often provide live Western music.
Helldorado Days, Tombstone's biggest celebration, features three days of shootouts, parades, dances, and other lively entertainment on the third full weekend of October. Smaller-scale festivities include Territorial Days in March, Rose Festival in April, Wyatt Earp Days on Memorial Day weekend, Family-Style Fourth of July on the 4th, Vigilante Days on the second full weekend in August, Rendezvous of the Gunfighters on Labor Day weekend, Tombstone Western Music Festival with entertainment and street dances in November on Veterans' Day weekend, and the Clanton Gang Reunion, also in November.
The many shops along Allen Street sell Old West souvenirs, clothing, jewelry, art, and crafts. You can dress in period costumes at old-time photo studios. Tombstone Art Gallery displays and sells varied local art and crafts on Allen Street next to the Visitor Information Center. Tombstone Old West Books has a fine selection at the corner of Allen and Fourth Streets.
Bed and Breakfasts
All offer guests a chance to spend the night in a piece of history. Marie's Engaging Bed & Breakfast (101 N. Fourth and Safford Sts., 520/457-3831 or 877/457-3831, www.mariesbandb.com, $65 s, $70-80 d including tax) is in a 1906 adobe; rooms have shared bath. The Wild Rose Inn (101 N. Third St., 520/457-3844 or 866/457-3844, $79-89 d, $109 d with private bath) is a 1904 country Victorian house. The Buford House (113 E. Safford and Second Sts., 520/457-3969, email@example.com, $75-100 d) is an 1880 adobe with five guest rooms; each has a different theme and two include private bath. The Silver Nugget puts you right over the action of Allen Street across from the Bird Cage (520/457-9223, $64-79 d); the four rooms (two have private bath) share a balcony and include a continental breakfast.
$50-100: Trail Riders Motel and Mini-RV Park (corner of Fremont and Seventh Sts., 520/457-3573 or 800/574-0417, $40 s, $50 d, $20 RV w/hookups) has a pool and hot tub. Other options in the heart of town include the Larian Motel (410 E. Fremont St., 520/457-2272, www.tombstonemotels.com, $39-49 s, $45-59 d), Tombstone Motel (Fifth and Fremont Sts., 520/457-3478 or 888/455-3478, $60-70 d), and Adobe Lodge (Fifth and Fremont Sts., 520/457-2241 or 888/457-2241, $55 s, $65 d and up, suites are available too).
Tombstone Sagebrush Inn (Fourth St., 520/457-2311, $49-119 d with the more expensive having spas and kitchens) has a pool and a quiet location two blocks north of Fremont Street; weekly and monthly rates are also available.
The Best Western Lookout Lodge (781 N. Hwy. 80, 520/457-2223 or 877/652-6772, www.bestwesterntombstone.com, $85-95 d) has a great view, breakfast, and a pool just north of town on AZ 80. Just beyond, Holiday Inn Express (1001 N. Hwy. 80, 520/457-9507, $98-119 d) also has fine views along with breakfast, pool, and a hot tub.
Wells Fargo RV Park (Third and Fremont Sts., 520/457-3966, $25 tent or RV w/hookups including tax) features a central location with showers, laundry, Internet access, and some of the cleanest restrooms in Arizona. Stampede RV Ranch (201 W. Allen St., 520/457-3738, $20 RV w/hookups) provides showers and laundry. Trail Riders Motel and Mini-RV Park (corner of Fremont and Seventh Sts., 520/457-3573 or 800/574-0417, $20 RV w/hookups) has a pool and hot tub.
Tombstone RV Park & Resort (one mile north of downtown on AZ 80, 520/457-3829 or 800/348-3829, $20 tent or RV no hookups, $24 RV w/hookups, $38 cabin) has a rural setting with a pool, showers, laundry, and store.
Not surprisingly, most restaurants in town feature Western or Mexican decor and food. Longhorn Restaurant (Fifth and Allen Sts., 520/457-3405, daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner) offers Mexican, American, and a few Italian items; stained glass images show old Tombstone scenes. Serving customers since 1882, Nellie Cashman Restaurant (Fifth and Toughnut Sts., 520/457-2212, daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner) offers American and a few pasta dishes; you can read about the remarkable Irish lass who founded the restaurant and see her photos here. The OK Cafe (Allen and Third Sts., 520/457-3980, daily) is popular for breakfast and lunch. Tombstone Coffee & Tea Co. (414 Allen St. 520/437-3045) will fix you up with beverages and pizza.
Tombstone lacks a supermarket, though you can pick up items at the Tombstone General Store on Allen Street (between 5th and 6th Sts.) and the Circle-K on AZ 80 north of downtown.
Information and Services
The Visitor Information Center (Fourth and Allen Sts., P.O. Box 1314, Tombstone, AZ 85638, 520/457-3929, www.tombstonechamber.com, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily) will fill you in on local action. You can also obtain information next door at the Tombstone Chamber of Commerce (Fourth St., P.O. Box 995, Tombstone, AZ 85638, 520/457-9317 or 888/457-3929, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.). The websites www.tombstone.org, www.tombstoneweb.com, and www.tombstone1880.com also provide background on Tombstone and links to local businesses.
Tombstone City Library (Fourth and Toughnut Sts., 520/457-3612, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) in Tombstone's 1903 railway station offers many regional books in its Southwestern collection and has Internet computers. The post office is on the west side of town at Safford and Haskell Streets. A small city park sits on the corner of Allen and Third Streets.
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