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Poncho Vega’s Guns & Cowboy Leather Owned and operated by husband-wife team Mike and Linds Vega, this little store resembles an old-time mercantile filled with an assortment of new, gentlyused and handmade items. The Vegas moved to Tombstone in 2018 and started Poncho Vega’s Guns & Cowboy Leather to showcase Mike’s custom leather products. “Mike is a very talented leather craftsman and can make almost anything,” Linda said. “Our shop is filled with holsters, wallets, chaps, canteens, belts, scabbards and rifle slings, to name a few of his handcrafted items. “Mike also holds a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and we have a wide selection of original and reproduction western guns for sale.” Along with Mike’s leatherworks, Linda contributes to the store’s inventory with her own line of natural products using Doterra Essential Oils. Visitors enjoy browsing through the

shop’s Mamma Hawk bead tray, featuring hand-beaded hat bands, chokers and bracelets. With its assortment of gently used clothing, boots, hats and 1880’s period clothing, Poncho’s Closet offers customers another shopping experience under one roof. Located at 302 E. Fremont St. in historic Tombstone, Poncho Vega’s is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week except Tuesday. For information, call 520-457-2410.

Wizard’s Workshop When stepping inside Wizard’s Workshop, visitors are greeted with a selection of personally crafted creations. Described as a “magical place,” the shop is filled with gems and minerals mined in Southern Arizona. Owners Don and Kathy Paonessa have collected and assembled one of the largest privately owned collections of museumquality Bisbee Copper minerals. The collection includes turquoise, malachite, azurite, campbellite and Slaughter Mountain fire agate. “We’ve been in business in Tombstone since 1974,” Kathy Paonessa said. “Come on in and let us make your custom piece of jewelry. We’re the only shop in Tombstone that creates jewelry on the premises.” Located at 800 E. Fremont St., Wizard’s Workshop features handmade fine jewelry crafted on-site. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call 520-457-3152 or go to www.thewizards-workshop.com.

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Friendly Flowers & More Friendly Flowers & More is a tiny flower shop tucked in the front of the home of Karen and Charles Butler. With Karen as florist and Charles as “delivery guy,” the Butlers launched their home-based business after moving to Tombstone from Texas. “We’re small, but we are a fullfledged floral shop offering all the assorted arrangements that much larger shops provide,” Karen said. “We do weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, events, sympathies — whatever our customers need.” Karen said one of her greatest joys is bringing a smile to someone’s face when delivering a floral bouquet. The Butlers deliver all over Cochise County. “Along with the flower shop, I also have a garden center, where I offer fresh herb plants, vegetables for planting, annuals, perennials and shrubs,” Karen said. “The garden center is located on one side of our property.” Located at 20 S. First St. between Allen and Fremont streets, the shop’s hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays and Mondays are by appointment only. The shop’s phone number is 520-444-8280.

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Tombstone Art Gallery Run by volunteers who are members of the Tombstone Association of the Arts LTD, the Tombstone Art Gallery showcases artwork on a monthly rotation basis. The gallery hosts a number of “featured artists and crafters” through continuous displays in a variety of media and creative styles. The gallery’s craft displays include gourds, quilts, woodworking, sculptures, jewelry and other handmade items. The following list touches on the different shows that run every month. The show schedule is repeated annually. January - Featured artists and crafters who sign up to exhibit at the show. February - Annual quilt show. Typically with about 100 handmade quilts. March - Open, judged art show for all Arizona residents. April and May - Featured artists and crafters as well as art from

Tombstone High School seniors. June, July and August - An open members’ show, where each Tombstone Art Association member can submit up to five pieces. September through December Featured artists and crafters as well as the association’s members will have work on display. November and December typically features Christmas-themed original arts and crafts. Located at 383 Allen St., the Tombstone Art Gallery is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week, with the exception of Christmas. For information, call 520-457-2380 or visit www.tombstoneartgallery. com

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TOMBSTONE OIL ‘N’ VINEGAR COMPANY Tombstone Oil ‘N’ Vinegar Company, is a fun, eclectic shop nestled along the northeast end of Fremont Street. Owner Alex Molina also has Oil ‘N’ Vinegar stores in Bisbee and Tubac, all filled with a vast selection of Artisan-infused olive oils, an assortment of balsamic vinegar and a wide array of gourmet items. In mid-October 2020, Molina moved his Tombstone Oil ‘N’ Vinegar shop from its former location on historic Allen Street to a much larger building at 843

Larian Motel

If you’re planning to spend a few days in Tombstone while exploring this old west mining town, be sure to check out the Larian Motel, located in the heart of the historic district. The recently remodeled 14-room motel offers free wifi, flat screen TVs, coffee and refrigerators in every room as well as microwave ovens on request. “We’re within walking distance of most historic attractions, restaurants, and saloons,” said Gordon Anerson, Larian owner and operator. “We have large, comfortable rooms and are rated

Fremont St. The store’s jams, jellies, seasonings and rubs, along with its own line of barbecue sauces, salsas and hot sauces, are just some of the tantalizing offerings visitors will find while browsing through its vast selection. The assortment of tempting candies and flavored popcorn tucked amid quirky metal art and elegant blown glass from Mexico add to the shop’s charm and 1880s feel. Unique kitchen items and cruets round out the unique items that delight the shop’s return customers. Future plans are to expand the shop into an adjoining space. Located at 843 E. Fremont St., hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call Tombstone Oil & Vinegar at 520-314-7808.

number one by TripAdvisor and Yelp.” Built in 1957, the Larian has a long-standing reputation for excellent service and western hospitality. “When it comes to lodging, we have one of the best values around, with repeat customers year after year,” noted Anderson. “If you’re interested in finding a comfortable place to stay in Tombstone with convenient access to our historic sites, unique shopping and restaurants, be sure to come by and see what we have to offer.” Located at 410 E. Fremont St., the Larian can be reached by calling 520-457-2272, or by visiting the website at www.tombstonemotels.com.

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Tombstone Weddings For creative, western- themed weddings and vow renewals, there’s no other officiant like the Rev. Dr. Jay Clark of Tombstone Weddings. Dr. Jay has been ushering couples into matrimony with customized ceremonies for years. He and his wife Linda R. Young create tailored, destination weddings that cater to each couple. “There are so many really unique wedding venues right in Tombstone, but we will perform the ceremony wherever the couple wants to get married,” said Dr. Jay. Four

Tombstone Walking Tours Dr. Jay Clark, a retired dentist, longtime historian and actor is now conducting historic walking tours through Tombstone. “My passion for history is what compelled me to start the tours in the ‘Town Too Tough to Die,’” said Dr. Jay, whose wife, Linda R. Young, is the business co-owner, creative

popular Tombstone wedding destinations are the Rose Tree Museum, Tombstone Courthouse, Schieffelin Monument and the OK Corral. Outside of Tombstone, Dr. Jay has performed weddings at Gammons Gulch and Triangle T Guest Ranch, to name a few popular locations. Dr. Jay’s wedding ceremonies are described as “filled with well placed humor, thoughtful sentiments and inspiring scripture readings (if requested), topped off with perfectly personalized vows.” He has been ranked in the top 5 percent of wedding officiants and is a People’s Choice Award winner. For information, call 520-457-9876, or visit www.tombstoneweddings.com.

writer and director. “We work by appointment only, and our tours have been named as the number one activity in Tombstone by TripAdvisor.” Dr. Jay says his goal is for Tombstone’s visitors to have the best possible experience while learning about the town’s “incredible and lush” history. The 90-minute tours, which he describes as a “gentle stroll through history” touch on how Tombstone got its start, why the town is still here today and what events led up to the gunfight at

the OK Corral. “I want people to understand what it is that makes Tombstone, Arizona unique among all of western history,” he said. “Our tours are all about history, made fun.” Dr. Jay’s unique presentation style, which he calls “edutainment,” skillfully weaves history with humor as he presents a memorable experience for those who join him on a stroll through town, while stepping back in time. For information, call 520-457-9876, or visit www.tombstonewalkingtours.com.

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Oriental Saloon

500 E Allen St, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (520) 457-3922 Located in the historic Oriental Saloon built in 1880, frequented by Wyatt Earp and other great Old West legends,we offer historical entertainment,a fullservice bar, and family fun all year round!

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Tombstone Trading Post Superstition Sue’s This gift shop, owned by Eugene and Kathleen Cervantes, carries items that showcase a splash of the Old West, along with along with Native American headdresses and jewelry, household decor and jewelry. Tombstone’s tourists are drawn to the shop’s collection of items with a southwestern appeal. Windchimes, dream catchers, shot glasses, movie posters, an array of unique knickknacks as well as a selection of postcards. Located at 322 E. Allen St., Superstition Sue’s is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. For information, call 520-457-2303.

For souvenirs that showcase that Old West experience, tourists are sure to find the perfect keepsake at Tombstone Trading Post. The store features a wide selection of woven falsa blankets, sweatshirts, ponchos and handbags from Mexico, created by artisans on wooden looms. “We also carry old-time reward posters from the Tombstone era, jewelry, postcards, shot glasses and other popular souvenirs for

our customers,” said Peter Matthew Spencer, Trading Post owner. “We’re conveniently located next to Boothill Graveyard, and our gift shop is a great stopping place for visitors looking for souvenirs that reflect Tombstone and its colorful history,” Spencer added. “For the best customer service in the southwest, come to Tombstone Trading Post and hang your hat with us. Regardless of the hours, if the light is on, it means we’re here and happy to see you.” Located at 398 N. Highway 80, the Trading Post hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. The phone numbers are 915-691-6299, or 520-686-8778.

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Fallen Angel Sweet Sin Parlor

Located next to the Bird Cage Theatre, Fallen Angel Sweet Sin Parlor features 50 varieties of homemade fudge, Gelato, ice cream, Italian ice, churros and other delectable sweet treats. The tiny eatery also serves hot dogs, hamburgers and pretzels, for a quick, easy lunch. Top off your lunch with a cool, refreshing (non-alcohol) drink, hot coffee, or a hot chocolate. Outdoor seating is available in a covered patio area. Located at 525 E. Allen St., Fallen Angel is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For information, call 520-457-3057.

Bird Cage Theatre

The Bird Cage Theatre is billed as one of Tombstone’s most authentic attractions and one of the Old West’s most famous historical landmarks. “Back in Tombstone’s mining heyday, the Bird Cage was a combination of saloon, gambling hall, theater and house of ill-repute,” said Billy Hunley, whose family purchased the Bird Cage in 1934 after the building sat vacated for 45 years. “It’s one of the town’s most authentic buildings because it survived the fires of 1881 and ‘82 that destroyed most of the town’s original buildings.” The Bird Cage celebrated its grand opening on Dec. 26, 1881, and operated continuously, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for eight years. When it closed in 1889, its contents were left undisturbed until it was purchased in 1934 by the Hunley family. It has been a tourist attraction since, open to the public seven days a week, with the exception of Christmas. “During the eight years the Bird Cage was in operation, there were 16 gunfights, killing 26 people,” said Hunley. There are 140 bullet holes throughout the building, on the walls, ceilings and floors. According to an article that ran in The New York Times in 1882, the Bird Cage Theatre was reported as the “wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast.” The Bird Cage’s bar was built in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and shipped on the Star of India around South America to the west coast of Mexico, then transported by wagon train to its destination in Tombstone. While visiting the historic building, tourists are told about a .45-caliber bullet hole, the slug still intact, in one of the bar’s posts. Along with the shootings, drinking and gambling, the Bird Cage was known for its

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prostitution, where patrons were entertained in the 14 cribs, or cages, located in two balconies on either side of the theater’s main hall, which held an orchestra pit and stage. Each crib had drapes, drawn for privacy, while the men were entertained. “The longest poker game in history was played at the Bird Cage,” said Hunley. “It went on continuously, 24 hours a day for eight years, five months and three days. It’s claimed that as much as $10 million changed hands during that marathon game, with 10 percent of the take going to the house.” Today, the Bird Cage Theatre is one of Tombstone’s most-visited tourist attractions. In addition to its intriguing history, there are claims the 135 year-old building is haunted. “The Bird Cage is the most haunted building

in America, according to experts who study paranormal activity,” said Hunley. “It has appeared on the Travel Channel and the History Channel and on documentaries done by Ghost Hunters, Ghost Lab and Ghost Adventures, to name just some of the productions that have come through here.” Located at 535 E. Allen St., the Bird Cage Theatre is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, with the exception of Christmas. There is a nightly family ghost tour at 6:30 p.m. for families with children 12 and over. Nighttime ghost tours for adults only - those 18 and older - are at 8 p.m. It’s best to purchase all ghost tour tickets in advance at the Bird Cage, or by calling 520-4573421, or the toll free number, 800-457-3423. The website is www.tombstonebirdcage.com.


The Longhorn Restaurant, Known as Tombstone’s oldest continually operated restaurant, The Longhorn is located the site that once held such historically significant establishments as the Bucket of Blood Saloon, Holiday Water Co. and the Owl Café and Hotel. That was back in Tombstone’s more turbulent years. Today, the Longhorn is known for its vast menu selection and is one of the town’s favorite family establishments. Diners are urged to watch for daily chef specials before deciding on an entree. “We have the best barbecue smoked ribs anywhere,” says Gloria Goldstein who owns the restaurant with her husband, Steve. While enjoying the main course, be sure to save plenty of room for a wide variety of dessert favorites like deep-dish apple cobbler or death by chocolate. The Longhorn is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is located at 501 E. Allen St., in the town’s historic district. For information, call 520-457-3405 or go to www. thelonghornrestaurant.com.

THE SALOON THEATRE Known for its historic gunfight reenactments, The Saloon Theatre is hailed as one of Tombstone’s top attractions by TripAdvisor. Visitors take a step back in time while watching gunfight reenactments that happened in Cochise County and Tombstone back in the region’s 1880s era.

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Vogan’s Alley Bistro About a year ago, Bruce Brimacombe and his family acquired a historic old building that now houses Vogan’s Alley Bistro. Located at 435 E. Allen Street in Tombstone’s historic district, the building represents one of Tombstone’s five original businesses, said proprietor Bruce Brimacombe. “It was a whiskey tasting business and a bowling alley, and it was mentioned twice in the movie Wyatt Earp,” Brimacombe said. “Not long after we acquired the building, we completely renovated it and brought it back to life, as close to the 1880s as possible.” The restaurant features pizza cones, which Brimacombe describes as a type of frybread cone filled with the customer’s choice of breakfast, lunch or dinner menu items. Guests are invited to try Vogan’s very own ale, or sample some of the unique coffees offered there. The distinct, nutty flavor of Blue Mountain Jamaician coffee, or the more fruitforward flavor of Hawaiian-grown Kona are sure to delight most coffee connoisseurs. A full line of “Sack of Shit’’ spices and “Sexy Chef

The shows include Billy the Kid’s first gunfight, where he gunned down Warren Earp, the youngest of the five Earp brothers. Laid to rest in Willcox’s Pioneer Cemetery, Warren is the only Earp brother buried in Arizona, according to the Theatre’s General Manager Scottie Corbin. The show also includes two historic events that happened on Allen Street, where Luke Short killed Charlie Storm with a Colt 45 over a

Wendy’s Hot Sauce” are other items found at Vogan’s. With indoor seating for about 50 guests, the restaurant also has an outdoor patio area with custom cigars, a fireplace and two tables with bar stools. The restaurant held its soft opening in midJanuary, and a grand opening is planned for Valentine’s Day weekend. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday.

card game dispute, and “Buckskin” Frank Leslie killed Billy Clairborne. Located at 109 S. Third Street, The Saloon Theatre seats about 50 people, and during peak season, the shows sell out. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Theatre’s hours are Thursday through Monday with shows at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m. For information, call 520-457-8802.


Tombstone Bordello This beautifully decorated 1880s-themed bed and breakfast comes with a shady past. Built in 1881, this 10-bedroom, 10-bathroom house was once a brothel owned Big Nose Kate. The house was originally located on a site at the east end of Allen Street, but was moved to its current location in 1923 to make way for Tombstone High School. Tombstone Bordello was restored and updated in 1973 to include modern amenities, while carefully preserving its 1880s charm. Converted to a bed and breakfast several years ago, guest rooms bear such names as the Soiled Dove, Shady Lady and Fallen Angel, serving as reminders of its ill-famed past. Claims the building is haunted add to its intrigue. The bed and breakfast has a pool and spa, offers group vacation packages, and is close to the town’s historic district, shops and restaurants. Located at 107 W. Allen St., for information, call 520-457-2394, or go to www.tombstonebordello.com.

Vintage Cowgirls Of Tombstone Mary Stout is the owner of Vintage Cowgirls of Tombstone, a consignment shop she started four years ago. Stout says the shop’s eclectic selection makes it one of Tombstone’s more intriguing stopping places, drawing customers from all over the country and world. “I enjoy meeting people and hearing where they’re from,” said Stout. “We have a lot of interesting people who come through Tombstone and I love talking to them. This is a fun job because I help folks who have items they want to sell on the consignment side of my business, and I also help customers find quality products at reasonable prices,” she said. “I’ve had people tell me I have the best store in Tombstone.” With over 170 consignors, Stout says her shop is filled with just about everything imaginable. “We have vintage clothes and a nice selection of new and gently used western clothes for men and women. We also have a wide variety of hats, boots, jewelry, handbags and other accessories.” Saddles, furniture, antiques, and

miscellaneous household items round out the store’s selection. “Stop by and take a look at what we have,” said Stout. “We’re very different from a lot of the stores you’ll find in Tombstone. People come here for affordable vintage clothes during event weekends, and they come here for our more contemporary western clothes.” Look for the big red chair in front of the store. Located at 510 E. Allen St., store hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

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With a full line of contemporary and traditional western clothing, Spur Western Wear appeals to cowboys, ranchers, farmers, and people who enjoy the western lifestyle. Founded by Gary and Sonja Nerud, the couple opened their first store in Sierra Vista in 1993, followed by the Tombstone location a few years later. Visitors from all over the world step into the Tombstone store where they find a vast selection of period clothing, allowing them to transition into 1880s characters. Whether its lawmen, gunslingers, saloon girls or sophisticated ladies of the Old West, Spur Western Wear has exactly what folks of all ages need to fit in with Tombstone’s historic setting. “We have frock coats, ladies’ 1880s dresses and all the accessories to go with them,” Sonja said. “We have the tall-top shooter boots and ladies 1880s footwear, silk vests for men, leather fringe coats for men and women, holsters, jewelry, belts, just about anything you would need for that western look. Our store caters to the whole family, men, women and children. When you’re in Tombstone, stop by and take a look at what we have to offer.” Located at 414 E. Allen St., Spur Western Wear is open seven days a week. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call the Tombstone shop at 520-4579000, or go to the website at www.spurwesternwear. com.

Tombstone Harley-Davidson Tombstone Harley-Davidson is a small retail store loaded with Harley-Davidson accessories. Touted as a “one-stop shop for everything Harley,” the store’s selection includes t-shirts, chaps, belts, purses, jewelry, authentic drinking glasses and much more. All merchandise carries the Tombstone logo, creating unique gift opportunities for family and friends. Located in the town’s historic district, Tombstone H-D is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, the store is located at 526 E. Allen St. For information, call 520-457-1482 or visit www.tombstoneharley.com.

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This is a family-friendly park with a selection of options for RVers and campers. The park provides standard full hookup, back-in, and pull-through RV sites, along with campsites for tents. Bed and breakfast cabins that sleep two are available in addition to bed and breakfast rental units that can sleep up to six. Holiday and event reservations require a two- or three-night minimum stay. While owners Sue and Moe Sinsley love pets and welcome them in the RV Park and campsites, they are not allowed in the cabins or rental units. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and vaccinations must be current. On-site amenities include the following: breakfast diner; showers; Old West theme; cable TV hookup and laundry. Stampede RV Park is conveniently located at 18 W. Allen St., close to a number of local attractions and amenities. For rate packages and information, call toll free: 866-409-4778; 520-457-3738, or go to stampederv@gmail.com.

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Shady Lady’s Closet A “uniquely different ladies boutique” Shady Lady’s Closet is filled with an amazing selection of clothing for all tastes. Located in Tombstone’s historic district, the boutique features the latest fashions in casual, dressy and business wear, along with a vast collection of accessories at affordable prices. The store’s selection of shawls, scarves, costume jewelry and footwear help create the perfect fashion statement for all occasions. Belts, purses and hats also are available, along with fun household items that make great gifts. Located at 406 E. Allen St., Shady Lady’s Closet is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 520-457-2562, or visit www.theshadyladyscloset.com.

Outlaw T’s Books and & More Outlaw T’s Books & More is a family owned and operated business located at 330 E. Allen St. next-door to the OK Corral. Owners Sam and Linda Weber boast the “best T-shirts in town,” designed and printed in Tombstone. “We have T-shirts that are produced by us, as well as hand-embroidered denim jackets, children’s clothing, T-shirts and sweatshirts,”

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Puny John’s BBQ

Cooking meat with smoke and heat has become somewhat of an artform for John Marshall. It’s an artform that has evolved into one of Tombstone’s popular eateries where inviting hints of slow cooked meat waft through town from Puny John’s BBQ. John and his wife Amanda “Mandy” Marshall opened the restaurant in Tombstone’s historic district in October 2016. Puny John’s in-house sauces and rubs are prepared in John’s signature barbecue style. The restaurant’s menu of juicy pulled pork or chicken sandwiches, tender beef brisket and St. Louis style ribs is winning praises from barbecue connoisseurs. “We specialize in brisket, pulled pork, ribs and whole hogs,” Marshall said. “Don’t forget to try out homemade barbecue sauces. They come in mild, hot and fire hot!” John has been dabbling with barbecue techniques for more than two decades, borrowing different styles from all over the globe while he served in the Air Force. “Every country I visited had its own version of barbecue,” he said. “I have

said Linda Weber, who does the embroidery. “We also carry a wide selection of books about this area and its western history.” The book selection includes stories of the men and women of the southwest and the legends that have kept Tombstone alive. Children’s books and paper dolls also are available, along with cookbooks filled with southwest recipes. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, Outlaw T’s Books & More can be reached at 520-457-2209. The business also offers an online store at www.outlawts.com.

taken my favorite types and recipes from my travels and blended them into what I feel is an award winning product.” After moving to Sierra Vista in 2012, the Marshalls started a catering business and also worked local festivals out of a concession trailer. When their business continued to grow, they purchased an old historic building in Tombstone and opened Puny John’s BBQ in 2016. Located at 11 S. Fourth St., Puny John’s is about halfway between Fremont and Allen streets in Tombstone’s historic district. For information, call 457-2396.


Arlene’s Gallery Arlene’s Gallery is one of three Arlene’s store locations in Tombstone’s historic district, each carrying its own unique selection of quality merchandise. After opening its doors in 1978, Arlene’s Gallery was joined by Arlene’s Southwest Trading Co. and Arlene’s Silver and Gold, both opening in 1984. The gallery features quality artwork and gifts from all over the country and abroad. Located at 415 E. Allen St., for information about the gallery, call 520-457-3833. Arlene’s Southwest Trading Co. is

located at 400 E. Allen St. and features Native American pottery, a selection of kachinas, artifacts, baskets, sand paintings and much more. For information, call 520-457-3678. Arlene’s Silver and Gold, 402 E. Allen St., houses an extensive collection of quality Native American jewelry, mostly Navajo and Zuni. For information, call 520-457-3678. All three Arlene’s locations are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. The stores have been built on repeat customer business by offering quality merchandise and friendly customer service, said owner Adam Klein. For information about the three stores, visit www.arlenesgallery.com.

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Mario’s Bakery Cafe In 2018, Mario’s Bakery Cafe owners Jeannie Andrada and Daniel Scardaccione opened a new eatery in Tombstone with a heavy Italian influence, while catering to the western atmosphere that defines the town’s culture. “We tell people that we’re a ‘simple fare with Itailaina flare,’” Jeannie said. “Along with our popular giant cinnamon rolls, we have a variety of baked items like connoles, lemon bars and paninis, along with a selection of sandwiches that include Italian subs, meatball parmesan and chicken parmesan subs. And we have

a nice selection of salads. Our cafe is new to Tombstone and one of the more unique restaurants in town.” Daniel, who is a master at pastries, spent nearly his entire life in the kitchen. He experimented with traditional Italian dishes and desserts while growing up in Long Island. After working in the food industry for a few years, he sold baked goods to friends and then started a Facebook-based business in 2014. The restaurant has indoor seating and an outdoor patio. Located at 513 Allen St., the restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., then reopens from 6 to 10 p.m. six days a week. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays. For information, call 520-266-9101 or find them on Facebook.

Touted as the “best cowboy bar in the west,” Big Nose Kate’s Saloon features live music, a great menu and never-ending fun. This popular saloon got its start as the luxurious Grand Hotel, which opened in September 1880 with an “invitation only” ball. Many of Tombstone’s notorious figures stayed in the Grand, including Wyatt and Virgil Earp, Doc Holliday and the Clanton gang. The Grand’s history was short-lived, as the hotel did not survive the devastating fire of May 1882 that engulfed the town. With exception of the bar area, which was in the basement of the original hotel, the building which is now home to Big Nose Kate’s Saloon has been rebuilt with a number of changes. The bar was moved from the basement to the main floor of the saloon. Along with the Bird Cage Theatre, it is one the town’s two original long bars to survive two fires that ravaged Tombstone. Servers dressed as old-west saloon girls add to the saloon’s 1880s atmosphere. Owned by Steve and Gloria Goldstein, Big Nose Kate’s Saloon is located at 417 E. Allen St. in the heart of the town’s historic district. Hours are from 10 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. For information, call 520-457-3107 or visit the website at www. bignosekate.com.

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Lady L’s Creations — Old Timey Photography Stepping back in time is part of the allure that draws hundreds of people to Tombstone. Boardwalks, locals clad in 1880s garb, saloons and gunfights contribute to the town’s legendary Western image. When it comes to capturing memories through old-time photography, tourists and locals turn to Lady L’s Creations, a familyowned and operated business located in the heart of Tombstone’s historic district. Visitors young and old enjoy dressing up like outlaws, Wyatt Earp, saloon girls or proper ladies. Even pets get dressed up for photo shoots. The studio has a selection of vintage-style backgrounds to choose from, creating memories with every photo. Business owner Lori Kilpatrick runs the studio with the help of her husband, Dan and son, Cory Kilpatrick. Located at 519 E. Allen St. in Tombstone’s historic district. For information or to make reservations, call 520-457-8164.

Bronco Trading Co.

When stepping into Bronco Trading Co. for the first time, prepare to be wowed by the vast selection of both 1880s and contemporary western wear. Maureen Jenkins, who has owned and operated the western store for nearly 30 years, boasts the largest selection of boots in Southern Arizona, along with a wide collection of hats and jeans. “We deal with people from all over the world when they visit Tombstone, and they love the clothing we carry here,” Jenkins said. “It’s one of the things I enjoy most about owning a shop in Tombstone. We learn so much about people from all over the country and world. We have people from all over who come back every year to see us.” Re-enactors visit the store for its large selection of 1880s wear. “While browsing through the store, come in and take a look at the latest Wrangler, Panhandle Slim and Ruddock styles that we carry at very competitive prices,” Jenkins said. “We also have a huge selection of brand name boots, such as Lucchese, Corall, Boulet, Tony Lama, Bocona, and Chippewa.” Located at 410 E. Allen St., Bronco Trading Co. has been a Tombstone fixture since 1991, Jenkins said. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. For information, call 520-457-9220, or go to www.broncotradingco.com

Rose Tree Museum

Just a few blocks from the OK Corral, there’s a place where Tombstone transitions from guns to roses. Located at the corner of Fourth and Toughnut streets, the Rose Tree Museum is home to the world’s largest rosebush, representing a departure from the legendary gunfights, brothels and saloons that define the town’s history. This magnificent bush — a White Lady Banksia Rose — branches more than 9,000 square feet and is supported by a trellised roof and sturdy beams. Its massive trunk is 12 feet in diameter and its branches cover one square block as they sprawl overhead, filling the museum’s courtyard. The building that houses the rose tree was built by the Vizina Mining Company and is one of the first adobe structures built in Tombstone. When the Vizina mine closed, the property was sold and became a small hotel. In the 1930s the tree was listed in Robert Ripley’s Believe it or Not column as the “world’s largest rose tree” after Ripley visited Tombstone. Articles about the tree started appearing in newspapers all over the country. Today, it is listed in the Guinness Book of Records, where the “world’s largest rose tree” claim has never been disputed. The rose tree’s history begins in 1884 when a young bride named Mary Gee came

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to Tombstone from Scotland with her mining engineer husband. The couple stayed at the Vizina Mining Company boarding house while they waited for their home to be built. Gee was so homesick for Scotland that her family sent her a box of shrub shoots from home, including cuttings from the Lady Banksia Rose. In 1885, she planted a shoot in the patio of the boarding house where she and her husband had stayed, now the Rose Tree Museum. The bush flourished into a massive tree, which 132 years later, continues to thrive and grow. Its fragrant white blooms fill the museum’s patio for about six weeks of the

year, typically starting in April and blooming through Easter. The tree has become one of Tombstone’s star attractions, with hundreds of visitors drawn to the museum every year. Located at 118 South Fourth St., the Rose Tree Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during blooming season, which starts late March and extends into early May. When the roses are not in bloom, hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the exception of Christmas and Thanksgiving. Hours may be subject to change, so call 520457-3326 to confirm dates and times, or visit www.tombstonerosetree.com.


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U Scream 4 Ice Cream & Coffee Plus There’s nothing like decadent ice cream to cool off on a hot Tombstone day. Or get your morning caffeine buzz with a freshly brewed cup of Joe. U Scream 4 Ice Cream & Coffee Plus are side-byside businesses owned by Larry Putnam and Robin Chelmis. “Coffee Plus features fresh-brewed coffee and Tombstone’s infamous crappuccino, creamy hot chocolate, tasty doughnuts and pastries, iced coffee and cool smoothies,” Larry said. “We also have unique gifts and souvenirs.” The ice cream shop is home to 22 flavors of gourmet ice creams, shakes, malts, floats, sundaes, candies, baked items and much more. Larry, a re-enactor whose stage name is “Jericho,” has been visiting Tombstone for more than 20 years. “My wife, Robin, has had the ice cream shop for four years, and when the shop next door to it became available, we rented it to start our coffee

shop,” he said. As proud sponsors of Tombstone Forward, a nonprofit that promotes Tombstone through different events, Larry is working to revitalize Tombstone at Twilight. “Twilight is held on the fourth Saturday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. — at a time when most of the merchants are closed. We hope they will set that one time a month aside and stay open a couple of hours later. We also will have entertainment in the city park and on Allen Street,” he said. “Be sure to join us for the return of Tombstone at Twilight on May 25, and stop by our shop for an ice cream, while out enjoying the town after-hours.” Located at 104 Fourth St., Coffee Plus is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., while U Scream is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call Larry at 940367-3638.

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Crystal Palace Saloon

In 1879, the Golden Eagle Brewing Company once occupied the site on the corner of Tombstone’s Fifth and Allen streets where the Crystal Palace Saloon now sits. Like many of the historic sites in the “town too tough to die,” stepping into the Crystal Palace is taking a step into the town’s Old West history. Today, the Crystal Palace Saloon has a full bar and offers lunch and dinner seven days a week from its varied menu. Servers are dressed in period clothing, Fridays feature karaoke night, while a live band takes the stage every Saturday evening. Located at 436 E. Allen street, the Crystal Place, the Crystal Palace has been owned and operated by Kimberly Herrig for nearly 20 years. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. seven days a week, while the bar is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. For information, call the Crystal Palace at 520-457-3611, or visit the website at www.crystalpalacesaloon.com

Landmark Lookout Lodge This 40-room hotel, situated on a hill overlooking the distant Dragoon Mountains, treats guests to spectacular sunrises with vistas that capture Southeastern Arizona’s rugged beauty. Landmark Lookout Lodge offers its guests old west hospitality in comfortable rooms with western-themed decor and easy access to historic Tombstone. The hotel is close to such destination sites as Boothill Graveyard, the OK Corral, Bird Cage Theatre and the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. Along with enjoying the town’s intriguing history, guests are invited to dine in the restaurants, experience the saloons and browse through the unique shops. Tombstone’s 1880s clad locals — always willing to pose for a photo — add to its old west charm. After a full day of sight-seeing, guests are invited to relax near one of the hotel’s fire pits and enjoy a marshmallow roast while gazing at an Arizona sunset. The Lookout Lodge boasts immaculate and comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access, cable satellite television, air conditioning and a free, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning. The lodge is pet friendly with a rock walkway along the front of the property, ideal for walking dogs. Inviting benches are scattered throughout the walk area. Located at 781 State Route 80, the Landmark Lookout Lodge can be reached by calling 520457-2223. For more information, go to www. lookoutlodgeaz.com.

TOMBSTONE ANTIQUE MALL

Located across the street from the historic old Tombstone High School building on Fremont, Tombstone Antique Mall is one of the newer additions to the “town too tough to die” and its list of unique offerings. Located at 720 E. Fremont Street, the antique mall is in a bright pink building filled with a delightful mix of genuine antiques, along with contemporary knick-knacks and other collectible treasures. The business is co-owned by Lynn Hu and her business partner Michael Mazzeo. After strolling through the antique mall’s eclectic collection, be sure to stop by Ethan’s Coffee Corner in the back portion of the building and enjoy the selection of fresh baked breads, specialty teas and coffees, sandwiches, pizzas and soups. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Christmas and Thanksgiving. For information, call 520-457-8538, visit the webpage at Tombstoneantiquemall.com, or go to the Facebook page at Tombstone Antique Mall.

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Event listings Event listings listings February: Tombstone Art Gallery Quilt Show

The entire month of February features an annual quilt show at Tombstone Art Gallery, 317 East Allen Street. Beautifully displayed handcrafted quilts fill the gallery with color this one month of the year.

March: Wild West Days

This annual weekend event is hosted by Tombstone Marine Corps League in “The town too tough to die.” Entertainers perform in the streets both days to support the USO. Activities also include a USO Canteen Dance and a Parade on Saturday. Email broncobill@powerc.net to get involved.

April: Rose Tree Festival Celebrate the blooming of “The World’s Largest Rose Tree”. The ‘Softer Side of Tombstone’ is celebrated each spring sponsored by the Tombstone Vigilettes, a charitable organization of ladies portraying The Women of Tombstone from 1880 to 1915. The festival historically starts on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with the crowning of the Rose Queen and her court under the 9,000 square foot Rose Tree. The public is invited to attend. Other events may include, Art in the Park, High Tea, a Pet Parade, and more. Email: tombstonerosefestival@ hotmail.com

May: Wyatt Earp Days Honor of one of Tombstone’s most famous lawmen, Wyatt Earp. Scheduled activities include gunfights, chili cook-off, hangings, and an 1880’s fashion show. You can also find Street Entertainment and a Wyatt lookalike contest. Sponsored by the Tombstone Lions. Visit their website at WyattEarpDays. com.

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June: Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers

A tribute to America’s Buffalo Soldiers brought to you with respect by the Town Too Tough to Die. The Buffalo Soldiers were regiments of African-American soldiers who served on the western frontier and protected settlers from Apache raids and lawlessness. Today, they are celebrated in honor of their historic role in this region during Arizona’s territorial years, continuing through early statehood.

July: Family Style 4th

Celebrate a family-style Fourth of July in Tombstone. Enjoy kids games, food booths, softball, and fun for the entire family. Firework Display at dusk put on by the Tombstone Fire Department. Located at Medigovich Field and Allen Street.

August: Doc Holli-Days This event is a celebration of the life of notorious gunfighter, gambler and dentist Doc Holliday and his historic role in Tombstone. Holliday was Wyatt Earp’s friend and joined the Earp brothers at the OK Corral gunfight on Oct. 26, 1881. Doc Holli-Days is celebrated in August to commemorate the gunfighter’s birthday on Aug. 14, 1851. Actor Val Kilmer, who played Doc Holliday in the 1993 movie Tombstone, thrilled crowds at the 2017 inaugural DOC Holli-Days celebration by attending the event. For more information, go to annualdocdays@yahoo. com or the Facebook page at The Annual DOC Holli-Days.


August/September: Showdown at Territorial Days The Sixth Annual Showdown in Tombstone has combined with Territorial Days. Activities will include free street entertainment daily, gunfight skits, 1880s costume competition and exhibition, raffles, auction, and a non-motorized parade on Sunday. Spectators are welcome to see the world’s best re-enactors bring the Old West to life. While you are enjoying the festivities you can be hung or have someone hung by the Tombstone Vigilantes at the Hanging scaffold. Call for more information: 520-457-3707.

October: Schieffelin Days The Tombstone’s Goodenough Mine Tour, Lilly’s Tombstone Memories, and Burro Buddies are working together to bring back our Founders Day called “Schieffelin Days.”. The big event to take place on Saturday will be the Desert Donkey Race.

October: Wyatt Earp Vendetta Ride This five-day ride takes participants in and around Tombstone to the Chiricahua, Dragoon and Whetstone Mountains tracing Wyatt Earp and his posse’s trail of retribution against the Cowboys in 1882. The ride includes horses, tack, wranglers, historians, three meals a day and snacks. Cost is $2,495.

October: Helldorado Days Check out the most rip-roaring celebration in Tombstone during Helldorado Days, a Tombstone tradition since 1929. See gunfight reenactments, nonstop street entertainment, fashion shows and other entertainment. For more information visit their website at TombstoneHelldoradoDays.com or call the Tombstone Chamber of Commerce at 888-457-3929.

October: Halloween in Tombstone No age limits, no charge. Costumes are not required, but they sure perk up the town. Tombstone has ten haunted destinations, which you can visit as part of the Gunfighter Ghost Tour, every night at dusk. For more info, contact 520-255-0474 or info@tombstone-ghost.com.

December: Tombstone Home Tour See inside some of the best historic homes, churches and buildings in Tombstone. Owners and docents will be on hand and will gladly tell you some of the secrets and history of these significant buildings. Check out tombstoneforward.com/historic-home-tour for more information as it becomes available.

December: Christmas Light Parade Caroling, twinkle lights, Santa and his sleigh help this rough and ready town celebrate the holidays. The parade starts at 6 p.m. on 6th Street and proceeds down Allen Street to 3rd. Refreshments are served, and locals in period costumes greet visitors and sing carols.

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