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WESTERN HERITAGE

Arizona Folklore Preserve logo.Western heritage comes alive around every corner in the region with reminders of the untamed frontier. Rail depots, mines, jails, and saloons – can be found throughout the area.

From the Arizona Folklore Preserve near Sierra Vista, to the Rex Allen Museum in Willcox, “cowboy culture” is evident. Rex Allen, a native of Willcox, is highlighted in the museum, but the Cowboy Hall of Fame provides artifacts and evidence of frontier life and the Apache wars.

Yes, the real Old West is alive and dominant in Southeastern Arizona. Tombstone (approximately 80 miles), the site of the real-life “Gunfight at the OK Corral,” is one of Arizona’s most popular attractions. Learn about Wild West history at Rose Tree Museum, Tombstone Courthouse State Park, and at Tombstone’s Historama.

Crystal Palace SaloonDaily re-enactments of the infamous shoot-out are performed at the Historama, the real OK Corral, Helldorado Amphitheater, and Six-Gun City.

Visit gunfighters’ graves and unusual tombstones at Boothill Graveyard. Stagecoaches provide tours of the dusty streets that Wyatt Earp and his brothers tamed.

Visit famous hot spots of the past: Crystal Palace Saloon (to the right), Big Nose Kate’s Saloon, and the Bird Cage Theater.

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