Attraction/Event Spotlight: November
Mosey on Through an Old Western
This historic Western town, home to the O.K. Corral, is
one of the most famous and glamorized mining towns in America. Prospector
Ed Schieffelin was told he would only find his tombstone in the San
Pedro Valley. He named his first silver claim Tombstone, and it later
became the name of the town. While the area became notorious for saloons,
gambling houses and the O.K. Corral shootout, in the 1880's Tombstone
had become the most cultivated city in the West. Surviving the Great
Depression and relocation of the County Seat to nearby Bisbee, in the
1930's Tombstone became known as "The Town Too Tough To Die."
The town is situated on a mesa at an elevation of 4,540
feet. Today Tombstone is a real town, not a movie set or theme park.
But this authentic Old Western town's history is still alive and well.
You and your pooch can stroll along on wooden sidewalks (board walks),
and view historic buildings from the streets. To capture the real experience
of this Old West town, take a tour of Tombstone by stagecoach. Old Tombstone
Stagecoach Tours offers daily tours for about $10 for a 10-15 minute
tour. Your pooch is welcome to hop on the stagecoach and take the tour
with you. If you are looking for a place to grab a bite to eat, try
the O.K. Cafe. They are open for breakfast and lunch. Leashed dogs are
allowed at the outdoor tables. Also be sure to stop by the WF Trading
Company, a retail store that allows well-behaved dogs inside. They sell
gift items, jewelry, clothing and more.
This town is a must visit when in the Tucson area. Tombstone
is about a one and a half hour drive from Tucson. There is no admission
charge to visit the town. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the
O.K. Corral. And you cannot really see it from the road. So if you want
to see the O.K. Corral, you will have to take turns watching the pooch
For more information:
dog-friendly places in Tombstone, Arizona
City of Tombstone Official