Business: Tombstone Trolley Tours
(Part of Old Tombstone Western Theme Park)
Contact Phone Number: 520-955-3090
Website Address: http://www.oldtombstonewesternthemepark.com/
Facebook Address: www.facebook.com/oldtombstone
Location: 339 S. 4th Street, Tombstone AZ 85638
Description: See all of the hotspots in Tombstone with our trolley tours! Our expert conductors know all the ins and outs of the history of the Town Too Tough Too Die. Features service to and from Legendary Boot Hill Cemetery! Also on the weekends: don't miss the chilling Ghost and Murder Tour: taking you to Boot Hill and the 13 most haunted places in Tombstone!
Our Old Western Town Theme Park includes:
- World Famous Gunfights
- Several choices for food and drink
- Trolly Tours
- Mini Golf & Shooting Gallery
- Old Time Photo Shop
- Gift Shop
Please check our website for schedule and more information.
Tombstone is haunted! Enthusiasts and experts alike have been flocking to Tombstone for its paranormal activity for decades.
Business: Great American Adventures - Wyatt Earp's Vendetta Ride
Contact Phone Number: 505-286-4585
Website Address: www.great-american-adventures.com
Facebook Address: www.facebook.com/GrtAmAdv
Mailing Address: 10 Coila Court, Tijeras, NM 87059
Description: Great American Adventures conducts the annual Wyatt Earp's Vendetta Ride. A five day ride on horseback. You'll shadow Wyatt Earp's Trail of retribution against the cowboy. Action, listening and historic sites.
The Wyatt Earp's Vendetta Ride happens each year mid-October.
Business/Organization: O.K. CORRAL
Contact Phone Number: 520-457-3456
Website Address: www.okcorral.com
Facebook Address: www.facebook.com/OK.corral
Physical Location: 326 East Allen Street, Tombstone AZ 85638
Description: World-famous site of the 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral® in Tombstone, AZ. Enjoy daily reenactments of the famous Gunfight at 2 pm, with Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Life-sized animated figures of the gunfighters are located on the very spot where the Gunfight began. Visit our four museums. See Doc Holliday's room and admire over 100 of C.S. Fly's photos of 1880s Tombstone and the Apache Geronimo. Actor Vincent Price tells Tombstone's story in Tombstone's Historama. Handicapped accessible. Admission. Kids under 6 free.
Enjoy daily reenactments of the famous Gunfight at 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
SELF GUIDED TOURS
Hours: Daily 9 am - 6 pm.
NIGHTLY GHOST TOURs
HOURS: DAILY 6:15 PM - 8 PM.
(CALL TO VERIFY)
PHONE: 520-457-3421 ADMISSION: $20
Many famous and notorious legends frequented the Bird Cage. Performers such as Lillian Russell, Lotta Crabtree, and Eddie Foy Sr. have performed on the stage along with Fatima, the belly dancer. Others like the Clantons, Earps, Bat Masterson, Doc Holliday and even Pete Spence, laid down many silver coins for a shot of whiskey. The basement was set up as a poker room and where the story is told that the longest-running poker game in history was played there. This game was played 24 hours, and apparently lasted eight years, five months, three days, with over 10 million dollars exchanging hands. Some of the participants were Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Diamond Jim Brady, and George Hearst, with the house getting 10 percent of the profits. The game ended when the ground water seeped into the mines, flooding many of the buildings. In 1889 the town went bust, along with the Bird Cage Theatre and the building had to be closed.
More than 50 years later, in 1934, the Bird Cage reopened as a tourist attraction with everything still in place. It is one of Tombstone's best-preserved pieces of history. Walk through the theaters’ doors and it feels like you’ve stepped back in time. The red-draped, gold-trimmed balcony boxes (called “cribs”) are still intact, as are the stage curtains, bar, paintings, piano, jukebox, and card-laden poker tables.
John Clum was a colorful character, once an Indian agent on the San Carlos reservation. He was elected Mayor and served as Postmaster before selling the Epitaph and leaving Tombstone in 1882.
The Epitaph has had many owners over the years. It moved from a two story adobe structure next to the Grid Block, on Fremont to its present location on 5th Street in 1927. It was purchased by Tombstone Historic Adventures headed by Harold Love in the 1960s. It is still owned and operated by the Love family.
So much of Tombstone’s history was written and preserved by the newspaper. Daily events, social events, fashions, church services, births and deaths, disasters (natural and unnatural), and economic conditions are preserved on their pages.