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The Tombstone Epitaph

Tombstone, AZ
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Tombstone
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The office of the Old West's most famous newspaper.
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Vidalia, Georgia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The history of the American West in print. Static displays of antique printing press and informative video of the printing process. Reproductions of historic editions available for purchase as well as subscriptions available...yep...it is still in circulation.

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Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are a journalism enthusiast you will enjoy seeing the old printing presses and equipment. The room is full of stories of how the printing press was brought to Tombstone and how the history of the town was preserved.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

the building is steeped in history, you can get a copy of the newspaper, I believe the old printing press still works.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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404 reviews 404 reviews
171 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place has a rich historical material, rare photos and old printing equipment preserved from the Old West Tombostone. When visiting you can have access to copies of old newspapers printed at the time of the OK Corral Gunfight, which describe in details the vision of editors about the facts at the time they were happening. The building is the... More

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This museum was included in the OK Corral package. Interesting - but they could probably do more with what they have.

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Custer, South Dakota
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A great potential sadly misapplied, taking a historical building and setting and recently doubling the number of shelves for cheap and poorly researched books and tourist kitsch, and they don't even publish a paper, like they say, but students from UA or Arizona State do way far away on campus, either never visiting Tombstone or do phone interviews on stories... More

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Clermont, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stopped in the get the tombstone ok corral paper. The staff told us it was fine to bring our dog inside to cool off. We were grateful because it was really getting hot. Most of the other shops were not dog friendly. However the shop at boothill was also dog friendly.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You feel like you stepped back in history when you go in here. Loved all the newspaper articles from back in the day, and the free copy of the paper from the day after the Gunfight at the OK Corral was great!

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86 reviews 86 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is another place to visit it is where you learn more about Tombstone and what was going on at the time. It is a very interesting place to visit and look at the memoriabilia.

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Milwaukee, WI
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you like history, visit this attraction. You can see old printing presses. Older children could learn how newspapers were laboriously printed in the past and learn that we used to get news without the internet!

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