Arts & Culture

The 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.

Goldfield Western Town black and white

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. 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.

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 the central area of Arizona known as the Verde Valley.

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Arizona Heritage Center

The Arizona Heritage Center features exhibits spanning more than 100 years of central Arizona's history and introduces visitors to the life...

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Arizona History Museum

Experience the stories and artifacts of Arizona personalities such as Geronimo and Wyatt Earp, as well as Emperor and Empress Maximilian...

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Bumble Bee Ranch Adventures

Bumble Bee Ranch is a working guest ranch and horse motel available to the public for western adventure. We are ranked as a 5-star horse...

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Colorado River Museum

Through photographs, dioramas and displays, the museum encompasses the history of Bullhead City area from steamboats on the Colorado River,...

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Desert Caballeros Western Museum

A dream come true for all ages, our exhibitions and free guidePORT audio tours tell the fascinating stories of the American West! At the...

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Fort Lowell Museum

The Fort Lowell Museum offers unique exhibits and hands-on activities for adults, families, and children...and it's pet-friendly too!...

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Gold King Mine and Ghost Town

The Gold King Mine and Ghost Town is a time capsule, of sorts -- home to many of the original buildings and equipment from the town's...

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Historic Hat Ranch

Located 70 miles south of Grand Canyon, the Historic Hat Ranch offers horseback rides and lodging in a real, autentic ranch house...

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Hopi Cultural Center

The Hopi Cultural Center features a hotel, indoor meeting room and restaurant for guests. When visiting the Hopi Reservations, contact us...

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Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Welcome to the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail - 1210 miles of deserts, rivers, oak woodlands, shorelines, grasslands, and...

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Kachina Lodge

The guest rooms have a comfortable modern ambiance and have been recently upgraded with many modern amenities. Many guests choose Kachina...

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Kay El Bar Guest Ranch

The Kay El Bar Guest Ranch is an intimate, historic guest ranch located about an hour northwest of Phoenix in the Old West cowboy town of...