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Tombstone, Arizona


Tombstone Arizona probably wasn’t too accessible 100 years ago when it made a name for itself. Today, tourism has replaced gambling and shootouts, and Tombstone can be toured from a wheelchair. They’ll even hang you and your chair for a small donation!

You can still find Doc and Wyatt and some pretty authentic cowboys strolling through Allen Street. Both sides of the famous dirt road have wood planked sidewalks that you can traverse easily. I entered all of the saloons and shops along the way. Parking is nearby and free, and the townsfolk put on some good, if not humorous reenactments.

Perhaps the most interesting tourist attraction is to watch the modern day cowboys or desperados rolling into town on their Harleys, choppers and hogs. You can just imagine their ancestors coming down the street all decked out in their leathers with that same “give me a beer” attitude. Its almost poetic to see a saloon surrounded by bikes out front, and Kid Rock and Bob Seager blaring through the double-hinged doors. At least I don’t have to worry about rolling through anything smelly.

Beware! There is a number of street vendors promoting a side show that features a talented great-grandma on a horse and a petting zoo type of thing. The one vendor assured me it was plenty accessible. I got about 1/5th of the way down a rocky dirt road to the arena and said this is total bull hunky (ie BS). Save your spasms and angst as this isn’t for wheelers. My legged friends went and the kids had a ball, but stick to the saloons during this gig.

For family fun, I’d actually suggest Trail Dust Town in Tucson, but Tombstone is historical, fun and plenty accessible. Southern Arizona has some great scenic drives, and there is a few vineyards I want to visit soon as well. .

www.tombstone.org


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