• Russell Roy

Tombstone - The Shootout at the O. K. Corral

Updated: Mar 22, 2021

We visited the Town of Tombstone on a hot, dusty day which is easy to imagine that most days in Tombstone are hot and dusty. Catchy western name aside, Tombstone would probably not be well known if the now famous shootout at the O. K. Corral had not occurred. Because of that event, the local people have clearly put a lot of effort into preserving their town as it was in the 1880's which makes it an absolutely interesting place to visit. Many of the most important original buildings have been preserved and those that haven't been preserved have been rebuilt to true form.

When you walk down the street in Tombstone, you actually feel like you may have stepped back in time. The locals are dressed in period costumes and stay in character. There are horses and no cars.

One of the quirky aspects was the local saloon. The bar felt like you went back in time save the movie Tombstone playing on a continuous loop on the TV in the corner. If you look closely you can definitely recognise the scene from the movie.

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