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“What History !!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tombstone Courthouse

Tombstone Courthouse
223 Toughnut, Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-3311
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Tombstone
Type: Ghost Towns, Historic Sites, State Parks, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Mines, Cultural
Activities: Horseback riding, Shopping
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Owner description: Welcome to the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. Built in 1882 in the shape of a Greek cross, this two-story Victorian structure once housed the offices of the Sheriff, Recorder, Treasurer, Board of Supervisors, Jail, and Courtrooms of Cochise County. Today this 12,000 sq.ft. courthouse is a museum filled with the glitter and guns of those who tamed the territory. The park includes a museum, exhibits, a gift shop, restrooms and shaded picnic areas. Our Gift Shop features a wide variety of books, postcards, t-shirts, collective coins, badges, coffee mugs, some handcrafted items and other souvenirs. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Cash. Open am- 4:45 pm. Stop in for the perfect gift!
Phoenix, Arizona
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“What History !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This should be your first stop. Loaded with history, and many items on display from W. Earp and others. A Must Stop!!

Visited October 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Another Great Detours Day Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Another great day with Detours! This is a wonderful day trip where your first stop is at the Xavier Mission in Tucson - very interesting, and then on to Tombstone. What a great place-Most of the bulidings are authentic and you just expect Wyatt Earp to come around every corner-you can really feel the history as you roam the streets. Many great restaurants to eat at and plenty of saloons for drinking- be sure to stop by Big Nose Kate's-quite fun. Boothill is a real highlight !! The trip down from Phoenix is quite beautiful and you see a lot of desert country.This is an all day trip so be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.
Detours strikes again-can't say enough good things.

Visited October 2012
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“The real story of the Shootout at the OK Corral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

If you love history, you'll love this courthouse. There's an artist's sketch of how the shootout at the OK Corral actually happened, which wasn't so much in the OK Corral as behind it, but "Shootout on Freemont Street" just doesn't have the same ring to it. Wyatt Earp and his brothers would never have been remembered if historians had named it correctly! Visit the courtroom upstairs, and read some of the documents on the main floor. My favorite thing was the coroner's report about a victim of a lynching (lung disease which might have been caused by strangulation, self-inflicted or otherwise).

Visited October 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Been here many times”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This place has so much to offer it makes a great day-trip. I can spend a whole day "hanging" out around the Court House. Many times, you can catch an Author/Historian signing books at the book store but don't steal anything! There are gallows in the back!

Visited March 2012
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“Atmospheric building with a lot of historic interest.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The courthouse is an interesting building in which it is possible to go upstairs into the actual courtroom. The museum is rather basic with very little written description or historic detail even though it has some very interesting artifacts and history to share. Well worth a visit though and the $5 admission fee. To me this is another place in Tombstone which needs taking in hand and managing better, so much history here, but not enough care or oomph given to it to make the most of it.

Visited September 2012
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