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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M Diamond Ranch

Enjoy a private ranch getaway at our guest house on a 100-year old working cattle ranch near Sedona. Room for 2-10 guests reserved...

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O.K. Corral

On October 26, 1881, long-simmering friction between the Earps and the Clanton-McLaury gang erupted in the vacant lot behind the O.K....

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Old West Stables at The Grand Canyon Western Ranch

Our rides vary in length starting at 30 minutes, for beginner to advanced-level riders. We even have pony and wagon rides for children! We...

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Phippen Museum

The Phippen Museum is named after local artist and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America, George Phippen. It presents...

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Pioneer Living History Museum

More than 20 original and reproduction buildings form Pioneer Village. A paved sidewalk leads you to Senator Ashurst's 1878 boyhood home,...

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Pioneer Museum

Discover history in the cool pines of Flagstaff. The former 1908 Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent is now the Arizona Historical...

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Pistoleros Wild West Show

See Arizona's Best Wild West Show! We're all about Wild West Action and Fun! For over two decades, the Pistoleros having been wowing...

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Quartzsite Museum

The Quartzsite Museum, also known as the Tysons Well Stage Station Museum, provides an introduction to pioneer and mining history of...

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Queen Mine Tour

The Queen Mine was one of Bisbee's richest and operated from 1877 - 1975. It has seven levels with 143 miles of passageways. The Mine has...

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Sanguinetti House Museum & Gardens

The charming 19th-century adobe E. F. Sanguinetti (1867-1945) home, in the heart of historic Yuma, stands as a testament to the "Merchant...

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Slaughter Ranch Museum

A National Historic Landmark, the Slaughter Ranch Museum was once the San Bernardino Ranch, belonging to John H. Slaughter, Cochise County...

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Superstition Mountain Museum

Join the thousands of hikers, horseback riders, photographers and tourists who visit the Superstition Mountains in Central Arizona each...