The Gunfight Palace
The Gunfight Palace
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Historical Gunfights Daily: 11:00, 12:30 & 2:30 Make us your first stop in Tombstone and learn the history of this great town before you see it. We give you a magnificent history lesson and reenact actual shootings that took place inside the buildings of Tombstone during the town's wild days. Let us take you back in time, starting with the Tombstone's original name, the discovery of silver, and of course THE GUNFIGHTS! You'll love our exciting live show and you'll leave prepared to discover the rest of Tombstone.
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  • Doc M
    Benson, Arizona1 contribution
    Make time to see this show!
    July 4th weekend, the wife and I were visiting Tombstone. We noticed a couple of cowboys in the street trying to get people to buy tickets for the shootout that was coming up. Warm and muggy outside vs. an air-conditioned theater. Plus, it really sounded like fun. So we bought our tickets. This wasn't your average, everyday staged shootout. They put on a great show and kept the crowd informed of the details of each scenario. Well worth the ticket price (which wasn't really that much!). We WILL go again!
    Written July 4, 2021
  • Alex B
    2 contributions
    Best show in Tombstone
    This is a great gunfight experience! Reasonably priced, they strive for historical accuracy and it shows. The actors reenact several actual gunfights that occurred in Tombstone. All of the actors appear as genuine gunfighter down to the details of gun handling, dress, accents and manor. The small theater allows them to deliver their well rehearsed lines in natural volume and intonation. And the audience is invited up afterwards for some really great pictures! If you only have time for one activity while visiting Tombstone, this is it.
    Traveled with family
    Written March 15, 2021
  • midwestgirl_1
    Peoria, Arizona17 contributions
    Fun and Informative Introduction to the Old West.
    The Gunfight Palace was a fun, insightful stop during our trip to Tombstone. The actors are friendly, likable and look just like you would imagine real cowboys looked. The action was loud and also historically accurate. We recommend stopping here if you want to be entertained and also want to learn a little about the Wild West.
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 5, 2020
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Sherry M
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
Was disappointed in Tombstone. Was very expensive for a family. Acting was terrible and they acted like a bunch of barkers. To bad they all compete for their show instead of coming together and offering a real history of the town. We have been to Deadwood SD a couple of times and love it. They have free shows and have preserved their town. Tombstone off the main road is trash. The trolly takes you by houses in history now privately owned that are trashy. It is a shame because they could do so much with it. Will not recommend to anyone. Three adults and two children cost us 300 dollars for trolley, two gun shows lunch and a stagecoach ride for twenty minutes. Waste of money. Can't wait to take my grandsons to Deadwood to see a real historic town.
Written January 4, 2020
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Tim B
5 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
We bought the actors selling line that this was the most realistic gunfight show in Tombstone. I doubt it. We purchased our tickets and sat down planning on going to the Ok Corral after lunch. They canceled that show because there weren’t enough tickets sold. In fairness they offered our money back or a later show. We should have taken the refund. The show started with only three actors. One gave a history lesson then he and the other three guys spent the next three short scenes trading places. Three actors didn’t make much of a realistic bar scene. Then the leader told how the actors work for tips while one stood at the door with a pot. It felt like extortion for a mediocre show. Maybe this would have been better with more actors but I wish we had gone the the actual OK Corral instead. Who knows if we will ever get back to Tombstone, I hope we do, but this will not be on my stop again.
Written February 11, 2020
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Argyle FL36 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
We were greeted by friendly actors in the street and welcomed warmly without COVID-19 Masks. Some shops insisted on face covers but we just skipped over them.Both sides of the Allen Street are lined with vendors and authentic buildings. We were four adults but small children didn’t see any blood during the three indoor gunfights that were played out. The description information was detailed while the plot became clear. Most people died because they were drunk and became rude/obnoxious/stupid until they caught a gun full of lead. I never felt fearful of the real Colt guns used. This place is a mecca of commerce. It felt great to stimulate their economy. “It is fun to spend money here.”
Written November 29, 2020
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LillyLyons
Bemidji, MN77 contributions
Jan 2020
I really enjoyed The Gunfight Palace. The acting is good, and the information accurate. The men showed how shoot-happy people once were. The seating is good too.
The price is reasonable. Not only does the ticket give admission, but it gives discounts at several locations in Old Tombstone.
Note: if you choose to bring children, put ear plugs on them. It is a gunfight re-enactment, so the shooting is loud as expected.

This is a "do not miss" activity for Tombstone. If you go to only one gunfight, go to this one.
Written January 5, 2020
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bgphoenix
13 contributions
Mar 2020
We were visiting on March 21, as restaurants were closed and other attractions were closing due to the pandemic. These guys put on a nice lil show and the audience was still able to maintain some social distance. Thanks for keeping us entertained on our spring break! Can’t wait to come back...
Written April 5, 2020
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Anna E
2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Absolutely wonderful gunfight reinactments. We just left there a few minutes ago and loved it. Would definitely recommend this as a must see. The actors are very nice and funny and make sure to tip them cause they definitely deserve it
Written September 25, 2020
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Alison W
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
The actors were amazing and very knowledgeable of history. They used real guns with blank rounds, giving a demonstration. The actors stressed safety at all times, and the show was just wonderful. I will absolutely go back next time I'm in the area.
Written January 19, 2020
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Chandler, AZ1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Couples
They proclaim to perform historically accurate gunfight shows. However it’s no so historical. The first 10 minutes of the 30 min show is a monologue of a rant about how bad social distancing, media outlets and amounts of money spent on commercials. The show claims the state tried to shut them down during the pandemic. “Everyone in Tombstone has a gun, ya see how that turned out”. Encouraged the audience to take off their masks. Only right wing conservative extremist are welcome.
Written August 2, 2020
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thelofings
Kanab, UT16 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Great show, inside and air conditioning, and great historic re-enactments of lesser known shootouts that happened right here in Tombstone. Priced well for a 30 minute show. We loved it!
Written October 24, 2020
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Chiminee
237 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We happen to be standing in front of the doors when they opened for the day. We were the first schpeil of the day. We bought tix for the 11am show and went about our day.

The time came for us to head back for the show and we had front seats, but there really isn’t a bad seat in the place. It’s pretty obvious that these guys work very well together and know their history. My two know it all teenagers were impressed with the show and learning about actual historic events. Personally I really enjoyed the straightforward demeanor of the men.

Overall it was a really good re-enactment and I really feel like it was money well spent.
Written July 5, 2020
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