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The Tombstone Epitaph

Tombstone, AZ
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Tombstone
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The office of the Old West's most famous newspaper.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My husband used to be a printer ,so it was especially interesting for him. The newspaper clippings dating back to the days of Doc Holiday were fascinating.

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Roswell, New Mexico
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I love the small museum in that you can get a real close up look at how REAL journalism was hard work.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I always enjoy going in the Epitaph. All the original machinery is there and it's very well persevered.

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Tucson, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This museum is free and seemed like a great way to learn a little more about Tombstone's history as well as the printing press. Also if you went to the OK Corral shoot out you get a coupon for a free copy of the Epitaph from the day after the shoot out at the OK Corral. It was really neat... More

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Buena Park, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

You go to Tombstone to relive the old west. I know this is a historic building and office of the paper but unless your seriously into the production of early printing of newspapers.. Hold on... YAWN... I almost fell asleep even typing about it.. There is a reason it is free. Nobody I mean nobody would pay to visit, in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The original printing presses from that time period are still there and a big collection of other printing memorabilia is set up in this period building. There is no charge for this attraction and is really neat to go through. worth the visit.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I loved the way that as soon as you go in the door, you can almost imagine how it must have looked in its heyday. I also loved the way it had diversified so that as well as a small museum, you could buy lots of gifts there.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

View the old printing press and office along with interesting past publications for free. The lady in the shop gave us some background info on the paper and town attractions. If you do the OK Corral you can hand over your ticket for a free paper about the gunfight.

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Northridge, CA
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40 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Great little museum! Give it a visit as it is a free attraction. If you like old style printing plants and newspapers a must see!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

There are so many cool things to look at here if you are interested in the history of journalism! Free museum. Very neat. Will return!

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