Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park RV & Campground Guide

Arizona

Located in the town that was "too tough to die," Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park is a great destination for those interested in the history of the American West. This 1882 structure is built in the shape of a cross, and it comprises the historic offices of the sheriff and treasurer as well as the jail and courtrooms for Cochise County. You can explore this 12,000-square-foot museum filled with artifacts of those who tamed the Wild West, and guests are also welcome to visit the gift shops, exhibits, and shaded picnic areas. 

While it's located within the town of Tombstone, Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park is also near Sierra Vista and Douglas, Arizona. The temperature in the area averages between the high 40s and high 70s in the spring and fall, the high 60s and mid-90s in the summer, and the mid-30s and the low 60s in the winter. This means that you can expect moderate weather for much of the year.

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Weather
Spring 45-75 F
Summer 65-95 F
Fall 45-75 F
Winter 35-65 F
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Nearby Cities
Sierra Vista, AZ
Douglas, AZ
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park

You can find plenty of RV camping opportunities throughout the area near Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. These facilities feature everything from primitive campsites to full RV hookups. Not only will you experience the history of the area, but you can also sleep under the same desert stars as the long-gone heroes of the Old West. 

If you don’t own an RV, you can rent one from RVshare. There is a wide selection of RVs that will fit your needs and budget. All rentals come with 24/7 roadside assistance, nationwide insurance, and a team to help answer all your questions. 

Tombstone RV Park and Campground

Tombstone RV Park and Campground is just 1 mile from the historic district of Tombstone, including Boot Hill Cemetery and the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. This park offers a variety of options, including cowboy suites, cabins, tents, and RV sites with full hookups. They feature daily, weekly, monthly, and group rates. 

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Other features: Bathrooms and showers, laundry facility, handicap accessibility, shuttle to Tombstone

Wells Fargo RV Park

Within walking distance to Tombstone, Wells Fargo RV Park is a great place to spend a night or two. Guests can walk in the footsteps of the famous lawmen, gunslingers, and outlaws who once roamed the town. This campsite features pull-through sites, tents, and full hookups. 

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other features: RV supplies, laundry, and shower facilities

Stampede RV Park

At Stampede RV Park, you can enjoy the spacious campsites or cozy cabins. There are plenty of sites that can accommodate RVs of all sizes, and all spaces have full hookups. While you are there, you can enjoy breakfast at the on-site restaurant. 

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other features: Modern restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities

Tombstone Dry Camping RV Park

If you are looking for a no-frills campground, then you will want to check out the Tombstone Dry Camping RV Park. For those visiting the historic courthouse, the campground is located right across the street. There is a flat fee of $10 per night. Since it is a dry campground, there are no additional amenities at this site. 

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What to Do at
Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park

Inside Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park

Many people travel to Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park to take a trip back in time. You can explore some of the infamous places in this town, including the Bird Cage Theater, O.K. Corral, and Boot Hill Cemetery. There are tours, demonstrations, and reenactments that will keep you entertained during your visit to Tombstone. 

Outside Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park

The park is located only 61 miles from Tucson. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and other attractions nearby. 

Restaurants

Crystal Palace Saloon

When you dine at the Crystal Palace Saloon, you are stepping back into history. The restaurant started out as the Golden Eagle Brewery in 1879, and it continues to be one of the most visited places in the city. Located on the corner of Allen and 5th streets in Tombstone, this dining spot gives you the opportunity to enjoy a drink and American fare in a fascinating location. 

Type: American

Location: Tombstone, AZ

O.K. Cafe

This daytime eatery offers classic American dishes in a rustic restaurant in Tombstone. O.K. Cafe is the home of the Buffalo Burger and the self-proclaimed "Best Cup of Joe in the West." You can also try the Doc Holliday breakfast burrito with a cold sarsaparilla. 

Type: American

Location: Tombstone, AZ

The Longhorn Restaurant

If you want to eat at the oldest operating restaurant in Tombstone, then you will want to make a trip to the Longhorn Restaurant. There have been many infamous businesses at this location, including the Bucket of Blood Saloon, the Holiday Water Company, and the Owl Cafe. It has been the home of several historical events, like the shooting of Virgil Earp from the second floor. If you are looking for a delicious steak dinner, then you will want to make a visit to the Longhorn Restaurant. 

Type: Steakhouse

Location: Tombstone, AZ

Big Nose Kate’s Saloon

The restaurant in Tombstone was built in 1880, and it was known as the Grand Hotel. It was once called one of the "finest hotels in the state." The hotel was the home of some famous residents, including Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp. Today, you can enjoy an American-style meal and drinks as the staff entertains you. 

Type: American

Location: Tombstone, AZ

Cafe Margarita

Cafe Margarita is serving up authentic Italian and Mexican dishes with the freshest ingredients in the West. All the salsa is traditionally prepared. You can enjoy a cactus margarita or a creamy horchata. This establishment in Tombstone serves up the flavors of Mexico as you relax in this historic building. 

Type: Mexican

Location: Tombstone, AZ

Shopping

Red Buffalo Trading Company

Like most buildings in Tombstone, Red Buffalo is housed in the former home of an infamous resident. Bob Hatch was the former owner, and he played an instrumental role in the O.K. Corral hearing. You can browse this location to pick up a souvenir of your visit to this Old West town. 

Location: Tombstone, AZ

Arlene’s Gallery

If you are looking for something different, then you need to head over to Arlene's Gallery in Tombstone. This shop features authentic Native American art and crafts. For those wanting to see a great selection of jewelry, a sister store is also located down the corner. 

Location: Tombstone, AZ

Apache Market

For those wanting to stock up on some supplies, make sure to stop at Apache Market. This convenience store in Tombstone has a selection of items that you will want to purchase for your RV. 

Location: Tombstone, AZ

Sightseeing

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Tombstone is only 29 miles from Kartchner Caverns State Park with its 2.4 miles of cave passages. You can take the tour and see the spectacular rooms, such as the Throne Room and Big Room, at this park in Benson. 

Patagonia Lake State Park

This state park in Nogales is the home of the popular Patagonia Lake, and it is a great spot for fishing, boating, and hiking. There are bird-watching tours throughout the year. If you want to spend the night, there are even campsites available. 

Location: Nogales, AZ

Sonoita Creek State Natural Area

The Sonoita Creek State Natural Area is set on 5,000 acres of protected space in Nogales. This location features primitive campsites, hiking trails, and a visitor center. It was established in 1994 to protect the riparian corridor and fragile watershed of the Santa Rita Mountains. 

Location: Nogales, AZ

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How to Get to
Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park

Tombstone is about 61 miles from Tucson. If you are traveling from that area, you can take I-10 to this historic town. Take I-10 E and follow it to AZ-80E (Benson). Once you reach Benson, you will need to take Exit 303 to Benson/Douglas. Continue to follow AZ-80E to North 4th Street. This street will take you directly into the town of Tombstone. 

Entering Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park

Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Keep in mind that hours may vary during holidays. 

Per person : $7

Adults 14+

Per person : $2

Youths 7-13

You are now set to explore the historic area of Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. This park offers the perfect opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, and other famous gunslingers of the Old West. With your RV rental from RVshare, you can visit the sites and relax under the Arizona desert sky. During or after your visit, make sure to tag RVshare on your social media accounts. You can even email your stories and photos to [email protected] RVshare might feature your experience on its social media pages or blog.