Allen Street, Tombstone

Tombstone is a former mining town in Southeast Arizona. Along with Deadwood, South Dakota, Tombstone was America's most storied town in the wild frontier days.


"The Town Too Tough To Die" was founded in 1877 as a mining camp. There were seven years of gold, silver, and total lawlessness to follow, climaxing in the famous shoot-out between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang at The O.K. Corral. Today, Tombstone's main industry is tourism. It has several streets of vintage churches, saloons, and hotels from the 1880s.

Get in

By plane

Tucson International Airport (IATA: TUS) is the closest airport to Tombstone.

By car

From Tucson, take Interstate 10 east to the city of Benson, about 1 hour away. Take Exit 303 through Benson to reach Arizona State Highway 80. Tombstone is about 40 minutes south of Benson by way of AZ-80.

By train

Benson is the nearest city with an Amtrak station. It is served by two routes: the Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle.

Get around

Tombstone has only one road of importance: Fremont Street, which is part of AZ-80. With the exceptions of Boot Hill Cemetery and the Ed Schieffelin Monument, the historic attractions are all easily accessible on foot.


Bird Cage Theatre
Boothill Cemetery




Golden Nugget Saloon


Go next

Routes through Tombstone

Ends at Benson  W  E  Bisbee Douglas
Nogales Patagonia  W  E  END

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