Tombstone's Wild West Experience:
Exploring the Town Too Tough to Die
Just 16 miles away from the tranquil setting of The Lakes at St. David, a town steeped in legends and tales of the Wild West beckons. Tombstone, famed as “The Town Too Tough to Die,” offers a front-row seat to the days of outlaws, lawmen, and frontier justice. Journey with us as we traverse its dusty streets, relive epic gunfights, and delve into the living history encapsulated in this iconic Arizonian town.
1. Reliving the O.K. Corral:
A trip to Tombstone is a walk through the pages of history. Witness the dramatic reenactment of the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, stand on the grounds where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday faced off against the Clantons and McLaurys, and feel the echoes of bullets and bravery that marked this legendary showdown.
2. Exploring Boot Hill Cemetery:
A short drive from our resort, the legendary Boot Hill Cemetery awaits. Here, rugged tombstones tell tales of frontier justice, untimely ends, and the indomitable spirits who lived and died, shaping the enduring allure of Tombstone.
3. Wandering Historic Allen Street:
Saunter down the historic Allen Street, where the sounds of bygone days resonate on wooden boardwalks. Each step reveals saloons, museums, and shops adorned with artifacts and memorabilia, fostering a palpable connection to Tombstone’s vibrant past.
4. Savoring Local Flavors:
After soaking in the town’s history, indulge in the local flavors at Tombstone’s historic eateries. Relish in meals reminiscent of cowboy cuisine, enjoy the spirited ambiance, and mingle with locals who breathe life into the town’s tales.
5. Discovering Rich Mining Heritage:
Unearth Tombstone’s beginnings as a silver mining hub. Tour the underground Goodenough Mine, uncover the stories of boom and bust, and appreciate the mineral wealth that drew a myriad of characters to this frontier settlement.
6. Embracing Tombstone’s Ghostly Legends:
Dare to uncover Tombstone’s paranormal side with a ghost tour. Hear whispers of lingering spirits, haunted sites, and mysterious happenings that add a thrilling dimension to the town’s storied tapestry.
7. Engaging in Festivities and Events:
Mark your calendar for Tombstone’s myriad of events, from Wyatt Earp Days to Helldorado Days. Revel in the festivities, partake in historical reenactments, and immerse yourself in the camaraderie that celebrates Tombstone’s unique heritage.
A visit to Tombstone is a fascinating voyage through Wild West history, made all the more convenient by its proximity to The Lakes at St. David. The legendary encounters, tales of resilience, and the town’s undying spirit create an enchanting tapestry, awaiting exploration just a stone’s throw from our serene landscapes.