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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Tanque Verde Ranch

Tanque Verde Ranch is one of America's top old-time cattle and guest ranches. We're located on 60,000 acres of Tucson's most breathtaking...

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Trail Dust Town

Trail Dust Town, home of Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse, is rich with history, and people come from all over the world to experience the old west...

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Triangle L Ranch B&B

The Triangle L Guest Ranch is a magical property nestled among giant oaks and boulders in the high desert foothills of the Catalina...

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Walking X Ranch

The Walking X Ranch is a last frontier wrangling camp nestled in the mountains of rural Arizona. Run by two lifelong cowboys, AZ Horse...

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West features regularly changing exhibits of Western art and artifacts, entertaining events, and...

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White Stallion Ranch

At White Stallion Ranch, the personal touch and hospitality of a traditional dude ranch are carefully blended with the service and...