Tombstone, Arizona

Old West

If you're an Old West enthusiast, you've come to the right place. Not only did some of the Wild West's most famous events happen right here, but you'll also find countless preserved towns, cities, and sites that tell the Old West story.

Before statehood, the Arizona Territory was home to some of the most feared outlaws and respected lawmen who walked the streets – from Bisbee's Brewery Gulch to Prescott's Whiskey Row. During its heyday as a tough mining town, the New York Times called Tombstone's Birdcage Theater, "the wildest, roughest, wickedest honky-tonk between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast," while the New York Sun once labeled Jerome, another mining town, the "wickedest town in the West." Wicked or not, these towns still have character and charm that’s a must for experiencing first-hand.

Across the state, the Old West lives on in Arizona. Start your trip in Southern Arizona, home to Tombstone, Bisbee and Douglas. Imagine the sound of spurs clicking as you walk the same streets where Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp once walked. You'll also want to make time for Wickenburg, in Central Arizona, as well as Jerome and Prescott – two towns connected by 30 miles of hair-raising bends and turns along Highway 89A – in North Central Arizona.

Wherever you go, you'll find an Old West that's still very much alive, with countless historic hotels, quaint shops, and more. You'll also discover plenty of attractions – including tours and reenactments – to keep the whole family engaged.

Find your next adventure

Visit Mesa

Welcome to Mesa, Arizona. A gateway city to one of the most dynamic regions in the country.

120 N Center St
Mesa, AZ 85201

Historic Hat Ranch

Step back in time and have the time of your life.

Hat Ranch Rd
Williams, AZ 86046

Phippen Museum

Where Western Art, Heritage & History Come Alive

4701 AZ-89
Prescott, AZ 86301

La Posada

Constructed between 1928-1930, La Posada was Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter's favorite design; completed it when she was 60 years old. The 75-room luxury hotel opened May 15, 1930 as the last of the Fred Harvey Company hotels built by the Santa Fe Ra

30 East Second Street
Winslow, AZ 86047

El Tovar

El Tovar is perhaps the most distinguished accommodation offered within Grand Canyon National Park. Located 20 feet from the South Rim, this rustic lodge with a large porch offers thrilling views of the canyon and wonderful people-watching opportunitie

South Rim
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

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