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“Taste of the Old West”

Old Tombstone Tours
Ranked #6 of 10 Tours in Tombstone
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Owner description: Historical tours throughout the historical district of world famous Tombstone, Arizona.
Olney,Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Taste of the Old West”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Friendly, clean and well organized activities, The museum explaining the history of Tombstone was beneficial and the actors portraying the Gunfight at OK Corral were topnotch. Boot Hill was interesting as well.

Visited February 2014
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Edinburg, Texas, United States
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Tours are a great introduction to the history”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

The tour itself was an informational and interesting way to review the town's history. We made sure we saw the Tombstone film as a family before visiting the town. Only 2 regrets, would have been nice to dress up all old fashioned (like we do for the renaissance festival) and wish we would have seen the famous 10 foot rosebush (museum was closed so we didn't get to see it).

Visited December 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Kids had fun and actually learned some history!”
Reviewed 17 April 2013 via mobile

Very interesting history tour of a wonderful old west town. My kids left with wonderful memories along with knowledge of the west. Had a great time.

Visited April 2013
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Mismaloya, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“One Visit Was Enough For Me!”
Reviewed 22 January 2013

The drive from Scottsdale was not bad, just not alot to see on the way in my opinion.
We walked the streets and had men in period costume standing in the middle of the street next to saw horses blocking vehicle traffic advising tourists the big gunfight was about to begin. All the while, their cell phones strapped on their gun belt, or talking on them. Hmmmm?!
Every corner we turned, someone was trying to get us to come in for a show or tour. Kind of like carnival workers wanting you to play their game of chance. We had to laugh at so much of it because it was too corny. I expect to pay for this and that. After all , this is necessary for their economy, but it was a little much. We went ahead and paid to see the actual OK Corral Site, a theater presentation of the history of Tombstone (really bad except for the narration) and The Birdcage Theater/Saloon. Birdcage was really interesting and worth the money. The hostess told us it was the only building that has not been modified in any way. Onward down the street, we continued to be reminded of the big gunfight down the street. An authentic re-creation of the OK Corral Gunfight. We decided to walk to this area but not pay to see this. A host tried to get us to pay to enter, which by the way, has a small miniature golf area.....ugh. He also told us we really needed to watch the gunfight, that it is a comedy family show. WHAT?
We left and walked into the Courthouse, but again you pay for it, so no thanks and it was not big on our itinerary.
We also visited the old graveyard down the road. Free, but they do have a donation option and gift shop. Honestly, go to the graveyard at Knotts Berry Farm. We found ourselves wondering....really, or did someone just come out here and write names on wood? No disrespect for the departed, but ît too, felt really cheesy. Go for historical sake and the town economy, but driving back to Scottsdale we really thought....OK, once in a lifetime is plenty when it comes to Tombstone.

Visited January 2013
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California
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Tombstone, Arizaona. Relive the Wild West”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Here is your opportunity to view first hand how was life in the Wild West. Unlike many abandoned ghost towns, tombstone has a complete lively main street, preserved as it was for over hundred years ago.

Walk along Allen Street boardwalk and you will encounter old bars, stores, costume dressed residents with real guns, and saloons. Unlike all the movies about Tombstone - you see here the real scene.

Take a stagecoach ride , have a cold beer at the originally preserved Crystal Palace saloon , visit the national landmark Court House and visit the notoriously famous Birdcage saloon and theater. And do not miss the OK Coral shootout daily reenactment! they say that 30 bullets were shot there in 30 seconds...

Some attractions require fees.

Visited May 2012
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