The 10 Best Small Towns in Arizona

By: TERESA BITLER | Pulished on 2023-12-04


The 10 Best Small Towns in Arizona-Trip Advise

Tourists come from around the world to visit the infamous town where Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holliday faced the notorious cowboy gang at the O.K. Corral. In many ways, it seems nothing has changed since. Wooden sidewalks line the dirt streets in the historic district, and you can drop by the Bird Cage Theater, now a museum. You can also listen to live music in Big Nose Kate’s Saloon while munching on a burger, ride in a stagecoach, and watch a reenactment of the legendary gunfight. After, head to Boot Hill to pay your respects to those who have gone before.


The 10 Best Small Towns in Arizona-Trip Advise

Just 25 miles south of Tombstone, this mining community was once the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco. It is popular for its art galleries, vintage shops, and great bars and restaurants. Several museums explore Bisbee’s mining history, including the Smithsonian-affiliated Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum. Follow this with a tour of the Queen Mine or one of the adventures offered by Old Bisbee Ghost Tours. Drive to the Lavender Pit Mining Overlook for a more modern look at mining, a few miles south of Bisbee.


Because Bisbee and Tombstone are so close, you can quickly visit both small towns for a weekend getaway.

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