The items below are only a small list of activities to do while in Tombstone, so make sure you leave enough time during your visit!
“The Town too Tough to Die,” Tombstone was perhaps the most renowned of Arizona’s old mining camps. Many of Tombstone’s historic buildings are within an area bounded by Fremont, 6th, Toughnut, and 3rd streets. Among them are St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, built in 1882; the Rose Tree Museum & Bookstore, home of the world’s largest rose tree; and, the Tombstone Epitaph building, where the oldest continuously published paper in Arizona is still being printed. Western printing history exhibits in the front office are free to the public. Truly a Historical American Landmark, Tombstone is America’s best example of our 1880 western heritage, which is well preserved with original 1880’s buildings and artifacts featured in numerous museums.
Welcome to Bisbee. Stroll its sidewalks and find delight in the many art galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffee houses, bookstores and specialty shops. Visit the charmingly restored neighborhoods of Victorian and European-style homes perched miraculously on the hillsides. Unwind…relax…and find soothing respite from your everyday world.
The town of Douglas was founded as the site of a copper smelter in 1901. Proximity to year-round outdoor recreation areas and convenient shopping and sight-seeing in Mexico have made tourism and retirement living an important factor in Douglas’ economy.
Come and explore a bit of the old West and make it a lifetime adventure. Willcox has plenty of things to keep everyone busy from outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking, camping, golfing; bird watching to beautiful sunsets. Historic downtown Willcox is home to the oldest continually operating store in Arizona, along with antique shops, museums, unique restaurants, specialty shops, and great people.
Located just one hour east of Tucson, the Willcox wine region produces 74% of the wine grapes grown in the state of Arizona. Whatever your tastes may be – Serious & Bold Reds, Vibrant & Crisp Whites, Dry, Spicy, Subtle & Food Friendly, Sweet Wines, and Dessert Wines – Willcox has something for you! Explore the wines, vineyards, and tasting rooms of Willcox, along with the friendly local restaurants, hotels & RV parks, art galleries, shops, museums, & picturesque natural beauty of the Sulphur Springs Valley.
Founded in 1937 by William Shirley Fulton, the Amerind Foundation is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) anthropological and archaeological museum and research center dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Native American cultures and their histories. Located in spectacular Texas Canyon in the Little Dragoon Mountains of southeastern Arizona, the Amerind houses one of the finest private collections of Native American art and artifacts in the country.
Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains lies in a protective rampart of granite domes and sheer cliffs which were once the refuge of the great Apache Chief, Cochise, and his people.
Fairbank is a ghost town in Cochise County in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Arizona, near the San Pedro River. First settled in 1881 in what was then known as the Arizona Territory, Fairbank, the closest rail stop to nearby Tombstone, was an important location in developing Arizona. The town was named for Chicago investor Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank who partially financed the railroad, and was the founder of the Grand Central Mining Company, which had an interest in the silver mines in Tombstone. Today Fairbank is located within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (San Pedro RNCA).
Experience a stunning limestone cave in Southeastern Arizona that boasts world-class features. This “live” cave, discovered in 1974, is host to a wide variety of unique minerals and formations. Water percolates from the surface and calcite formations continue to grow, including stalactites dripping down like icicles and giant stalagmites reaching up from the ground. Tour guides will unveil this fascinating underground landscape during a memorable 1½ hour tour. The Discovery Center features museums exhibits, a large gift shop, regional displays, theater, and educational information about the caverns and the surrounding landscape. There are also campgrounds, hiking trails, lockers, shaded picnic areas, a deli, an amphitheater, and a hummingbird garden.
History, scenery, climate, and adventure have helped to make the railroad town of Benson and the surrounding San Pedro Valley a prime destination for visitors. The highlight being Kartchner Caverns State Park.
Nogales, Arizona, is a progressive city that has been able to maintain its small-town charm, rich traditions, and vibrant culture. The city is the county seat for Santa Cruz County and shares its rich heritage with Nogales, Sonora, its sister city in Mexico. Located along Arizona’s southern boundary, the City of Nogales, Arizona, borders Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, and is Arizona’s largest international border town. Nogales, Arizona, is a major international gateway along the United States-Mexico border. Due to the International Border, Nogales is the economic capital of the region and serves as one of the major gateways into the United States.
A “Wonderland of Rocks” is waiting for you to explore at Chiricahua National Monument. The 8-mile paved scenic drive and 17-miles of day-use hiking trails provide opportunities to discover the beauty, natural sounds, and inhabitants of this 11,985-acre site. Visit the Faraway Ranch Historic District to discover more about the people who have called this area home.
Sierra Vista is a community steeped in western and military traditions, rich with cultural diversity, scenic beauty, and recreational opportunities as well as amazing educational and business opportunities.
Cochise County’s history shaped Arizona and much of the American West. Travel to southern Arizona’s Cochise County and walk in the footsteps of Wyatt Earp, Chiricahua Apache leader Cochise, the famous Buffalo Soldiers, and other legendary figures. Visit this Land of Legends to experience the Old West, learn about military history, go birding and hiking in the lush mix of deserts and grasslands, stargaze, visit restored mining towns, vineyards, U-Picks farms and more.