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Tombstone FAQs

These are some frequently asked questions.

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Tombstone is a small town of approximately 1,600+ residents that was once called Goose Flats. The town is surrounded by many different mountain ranges to include the Sierra and Dragoon Mountains. In 1962, the Department of the Interior designated Tombstone a registered historical landmark and a restoration zone was established and a commission for the preservation of its landmarks. Tourism is the mainstay of the economy. The mild year-round climate and low humidity make Tombstone an attractive place for retirement.
The restaurants, shops, museums, and attractions are usually open 7 days a week. Our business owners do set their own hours, to include the days they are open and closed. If there is something specific, like a shop or an attraction, please contact that business directly to ensure they will be open during your visit.

Here is a good list to go by for holiday closures:

  • New Year's Day: Some places will be closed
  • Martin Luther King Day: Open
  • President's Day: Open -Vigilante Days Event Weekend
  • Easter Sunday: Some places will be closed
  • Mother's Day: Open
  • Memorial Day: Open - Wyatt Earp Days Event Weekend
  • Father's Day: Open
  • 4th of July: Open – Old Fashioned 4th of July fun
  • Labor Day: Open – Showdown in Tombstone Event Weekend
  • Columbus Day: Open
  • Veterans Day: Open
  • Thanksgiving Day: Closed
  • Christmas: Closed
Tombstone is a living community. Some of our residents can trace their family back to Tombstone's beginning. Tourism is the mainstay of the economy. Our business owners keep tourist friendly hours - usually opening between 9-10 a.m. and closing between 5-6 p.m. Many of our saloons, restaurants and ghost hunting tours stay open well into the evening.
There is no admission fee to enter Tombstone Arizona. Each of the attractions, tours or museums may have a cost to enter.
Ticket prices are set by the individual business owners of the various attractions. Prices can range from $5.00 to $15 per person.
Yes... many times some of our business owners have their attractions listed on GroupOn and often times Tombstone attractions are part of the Tucson Fun Book.

Tombstone, Arizona, gets 13 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 1 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 34.

On average, there are 288 sunny days per year in Tombstone, Arizona. The July high is around 93 degrees. The January low is 33. Sperling's comfort index for Tombstone is a 73 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

Rainfall (in.)   13.3063 39.2
  Snowfall (in.)   0.983646 25.8
  Precipitation Days   33.8 102
  Sunny Days   288 205
  Avg. July High   93.198 86.1
  Avg. Jan. Low   32.942 22.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)   73 54
  UV Index   6.4 4.3
  Elevation ft.   4,446 1,443
Tombstone's weather is surprisingly mild. Although temperatures do climb into the lower nineties in the summer, evenings are pleasantly cool. Winter, fall, and spring are all exceptionally mild with clear skies, pleasant days and nights that rarely freeze. Visitors can expect sunny days year round.
Weekdays are great.... less crowded. Weekends usually there will be more visitors.
Tombstone is fill with old west history. The length of time depends on your willingness to explore, see, and learn about everything Tombstone, AZ. Many people come for a couple of days, and stay in one of our local lodging (hotels, B&B, cabins, guest ranch).
Tombstone is a dog friendly town. Several of our shop owners put out water dishes for our four legged guests, and a few of our restaurants have patios that are Dog Friendly.

Historically outside vendors have not participate in Tombstone Community Events. That request to participate must go through the City of Tombstone  (520) 457-2202 - cityhall@cityoftombstone.gov 

 

Tucson International Airport (TIA) is about 75 miles away from Tombstone. Plan on about 1 1/2 hours of travel time. Sky Harbor International Airport (Phoenix) is about 180 miles away from Tombstone. Plan on about 3 hours of travel time.
Yes,  there is Shuttle Service from Tucson International Airport to Tombstone AZ. Here are three companies that offer that service:
Shuttle Tucson Connection
Arizona Sunshine Tours
Shuttle Tucson
You can access Uber and Lyft 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Tombstone, AZ depending on the availability of drivers in your area at the time of your request. Tombstone has numerous ground transportation options which include three Lyft services and four Uber services. The most economical service in Tombstone is Lyft Standard, and the most expensive service is Uber Select. The service with the least expensive minimum fare is Lyft Standard.

The nearest train depot to Tombstone is in Benson, 23 miles northwest of Tombstone.
105 East 4th Street
Benson, AZ 85602-6611

https://www.amtrak.com/stations/ben.html

Yes! Absolutely! We have a couple of costume shops in town just for that very purpose.
Arizona is an open carry state and it is legal to carry firearms in Tombstone, replica or not.
Yes, many of our businesses offer discounts. Ask at each place you purchase tickets.
There isn’t a place in Tombstone AZ to rent a mobility scooter. It would be possible though to rent in Sierra Vista, Bisbee or Tucson to use in Tombstone.
Yes – the walk ways are flat and firm. Allen street is blocked off to vehicles and you can use the scooter on the street – going back and forth around Allen Street. The only place that you may have a challenge is BootHill Graveyard – it is relatively level ground. Some of the shops do have a small raised entrance threshold. Scooters and wheel chairs have easily navigate these.
Boothill Graveyard is a small graveyard of at least 250 interments located in Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona. Also known as the "Old City Cemetery", the graveyard was used after 1883 only to bury outlaws and a few others.
Arizona is in the Mountain Standard Time zone. With the exception of the Navajo Nation in the northeast corner of the state, Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
Arizona law requires that each front seat occupant must have the lap and shoulder belt properly adjusted and fastened while the vehicle is in motion. Children under 5 years of age must be properly secured in a child restraint device that meets federal standards.

Arizona law prohibits anyone younger than age 21 from purchasing or consuming alcoholic beverages. Liquor is not sold between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday-Saturday and between 2 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sundays. It is against the law to drink in a motor vehicle or from the original container in public places.

For more information, visit the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control.

For complete information on Arizona's concealed weapons laws, visit the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The combined sales tax rate for Tombstone, AZ is 9.6%. This is the total of state, county and city sales tax rates. The Arizona state sales tax rate is currently 5.6%. The Cochise County sales tax rate is 0.5%.