Tombstone Town tips – right here to help you navigate this “Town Too Tough to Die!” It’s not difficult! But it will make your trip to town a lot better if you have an idea of where in Tombstone you want to go. Some Local Photos might give you some hints, some ideas.
We want to help you have a good time. Town locals love to entertain you by dressing in old West period clothing. The town of Tombstone itself still has that Old West look and feel. In fact many historical buildings are still here. Ask locals in town to point some out, they’ll be glad to answer your questions! Did you figure out your Must-See List?
Helpful Planning Intro
What kinds of quirky info may be helpful in planning your trip to this unique, historical town of Tombstone Arizona?
Do you know exactly where Tombstone is located, and how to get there from where you live? Maybe it’s your very first visit to Tombstone Arizona USA? We know many people in other parts of the world who love this history! And want to plan a visit.
But, First of All –
How About Parking in Tombstone?
In the town of Tombstone, overall parking is normally no problem! Especially when you know where to go to find it. On many streets you can parallel park. Plus there are 2 major sections of Tombstone’s town for parking: large visitor parking lots.
The largest parking areas are by the corner of Allen Street & 6th Street. All four corners have parking. Two large parking lots & two smaller parking lots available. Drive down the hill on 6th St. to park bigger RVs.
The other large parking lot, is just after entering town on Hwy. 80. Round the curve, watch on the left after passing 3rd Street. You’ll see the large sign for entry – just before Schieffelin Hall.
On very busy days – which can happen on winter weekends, and especially on Event Days – sometimes you’ll have to search a bit to find parking. Roam Tombstone town streets. It’s helpful to know other spots visitors may not generally be aware of. That’s why we’ve got this helpful Tombstone Parking map for you. It shows you available specific parking areas around Tombstone town.
Also good to know is the parking area for the Tombstone Courthouse Historical State Park. It has it’s own parking lot alongside and directly across the street, on 3rd Street. However, it’s not strictly marked as if you must be inside the Courthouse to park there. As a last resort, there is a parking lot at the South end of 3rd Street – there’s a self-pay parking charge posted for that.
Tombstone Town Parking Areas
Here’s our map that notes Tombstone town parking areas via the blue markers.
Click on each blue marker to see more details:
Remember that Allen Street is closed to motorized vehicles, between 3rd St. & 6th St. But you can access the side streets – the numbered streets – with your car. Parallel parking is allowed on these streets in most areas. But watch for the instructional parking signs!
Allen Street is the “Main Drag” where most of the action is! But check out other areas too – there’s a lot more in the town of Tombstone!
Tombstone Town Activities
If you’re here for the day – you’ll want to decide what to see and do. Here’s a suggested route for roaming through the town of Tombstone.
As you drive into Tombstone town on Hwy. 80 (Fremont St.), park in the lot you’ll see on the left, just after passing Third Street. Carefully cross over the street.
CLICK HERE – To Download a Free Tombstone City Street Map.
Make your way into town by going South down Third Street (crossing over Hwy. 80 – Fremont St.) until you reach Allen Street. The City Park is on the corner there. Make a left on Allen. We’ll now begin…
Some Recommended Tombstone Town Attractions
- OK Corral – A must-see: film, gunfight presentation, historical areas: Read More>
- At the corner of 4th – make a right, go 1 block to take the Trolley Tour
- OR for an even wider Trolley Tour option, check across Toughnut Street to see if the Mine Trolley is running. Doing both tours is an option – very little duplication! Both Excellent Tours.
- At the end of 4th, cross Toughnut St. and go into Tombstone Wild West Theme Park for gunfight revues and other adventures
- Back up Fourth Street, cross to the other side, for a unique sight! Visit the Rose Tree Museum – see the largest rosebush in the world!
- Continue back on Allen St. That’s where Johnny Bones was a “dancing fool” (sometimes with accompaniment) as an Old West Busker
- Enter Madame Mustache for vintage photos of yourself and the family in the old Wild West
- Here’s another tour, if you didn’t get on the trolley: the Old Tombstone Tours Stagecoach that runs every day (Except Christmas & Thanksgiving Day)
- Next stop into the Gunfight Palace for their historical reenactments staged 3 times a day.
- As you wind your way back to your car – you can get a meal and a refreshing drink at a number of establishments along the way.
- For instance, a place for history and a meal is the Crystal Palace. But you can check out all the choices in town: Click Here>
- Also remember, there are more options, these are just a few. New businesses happen, others have been around quite awhile. All are worth checking out. The town of Tombstone loves to please visitors! That’s why it’s an ideal place to plan Your Vacation around. Be sure to check the menu provided at the top of this page. We have plenty of what you need for more Tombstone town attractions. But if you’d like to see even more: Click Here>
Or try our Site Guide Index:
Prepare for your trip to the Town of Tombstone!
Coming in the summertime?
Bringing the little ones?
A special event & seeing a parade?
Seeing the O.K. Corral for the First Time?
Be sure to stay hydrated in the Desert Environment!