Tombstone is nicknamed "The town too tough to die," and if you look at the surrounding area, you might wonder what in the world ever caused it to be born in the first place. This is not hospitable country, there are no lush landscapes, it is not at a natural crossroads. And yet there it stands, and there it actually thrives. The substance that brought Tombstone to life is the substance that continues to keep it going... silver. It was founded in 1877 by prospector Ed Schieffelin. Within a couple of years, Tombstone was the biggest boom-town in the west, with a reputation to match. Nowadays it continues to be silver which keeps Tombstone alive...only this time it's not the silver that is carried away by miners, it's the silver that is carried in by visitors and tourists. But it is just as carefully fostered. Visitors are treated like gold (or more appropriately, like silver) in Tombstone. You won't find a corner, a street, or even an alley without a friendly face ready to point things out to you. There are shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues all up and down Fremont and Allen Streets, and on every cross-street and corner. Gunfights, tours, history, drama, antiques, museums, galleries, shopping, shopping, and more shopping. You can find it in Tombstone.
There are also no shortage of websites which can give you information about what's going on in town. The "Tombstone Times" site is a great place to start. The links on the left will take you to multiple sites maintained by folks who are just waiting to show you something of interest in Tombstone. Wander around the websites...far too many to list and maintain here...you will certainly find something to catch and hold your attention. The TombstoneWeb and the Chamber of Commerce pages are an internet "clicker's" playground. Have fun...then come visit!