Plan Your Visit to the O.K. Corral ®

Welcome to the O.K. Corral ®

Thank you for considering the O.K. Corral as your destination. We know you will enjoy experiencing life in the Old West as it was in the 1880s.

The O.K. Corral Historic Complex includes the actual site where the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral involving Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday began. The Corral is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm. We are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Free parking is available for O.K. Corral visitors in the nearby O.K. Corral Parking Lot behind the Corral on Fremont Street (Highway 80), between 3rd and 4th Streets.

The O.K. Corral is handicap accessible. No weapons or pets are allowed in the O.K. Corral due to insurance requirements. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (520) 457-3456.

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral ® Reenactment

The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is reenacted daily inside the O.K. Corral Historic Complex at noon, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm. The show lasts about 30 minutes. Tickets can only be purchased at the O.K. Corral in person on the day of the performance. Buy your tickets at least 2-3 hours before the show since we often sell out.

We recommend you tour the O.K. Corral's historic exhibits before the gunfight since displays become crowded after the show.

After the gunfight, take your picture standing next to the gunfighters. You can photograph the gunfight and the O.K. Corral grounds as long as the photos are for your personal use only.

O.K. Corral ® Historic Complex Exhibits

The O.K. Corral Historic Complex consists of eleven displays:

  1. The actual Site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral where eight life-sized figures of the gunfighters are located based on a map drawn by Wyatt Earp himself. Listen to a recorded narration of the 30-second showdown that left three cowboys dead and Virgil and Morgan Earp wounded.
  2. The Streets of Tombstone Theater where the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is reenacted every day at noon, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm.
  3. The O.K. Corral 1880s Stables with a display of buggies, saddles, and fire equipment used in the 1880s. Sit in several of our buggies to see what it was like.
  4. Grizz, our blacksmith, who uses only 1880s techniques. He can stamp your name in an old horseshoe, or forge you a custom branding iron.
  5. The O.K. Corral Office Museum which traces the history of the O.K. Corral and its operation. Learn about daily life in the Corral and the two murders that took place here. See how local medicine was practiced by Dr. Goodfellow, Tombstone's famous gunshot wound surgeon.
  6. C.S. Fly's Photographic Gallery and Boarding House next door to the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral where you can see Doc Holliday's room. Nearly one hundred C.S. Fly photographs of 1880s Tombstone and the Apache Geronimo are also on display.
  7. C.S. Fly's Photographic Studio where you can see Fly's original photographic equipment. Discover how the Earps and the Clantons were photographed in the 1880s.
  8. The Cowboy Bunkhouse with an exhibit of cowboy paraphernalia and a fancy 1880s Phaeton buggy.
  9. A hearse just like the one kept on the O.K. Corral premises in the 1880s, which carried patrons on their final trip to Boothill Cemetery.
  10. A running water mining sluice where you can try your hand at gemstone mining just like prospectors did in the 1880s.
  11. The Prostitute's Crib with the story of Tombstone's "soiled doves" – including the wives and girlfriends of the Earps and Doc Holliday.

Tombstone's Historama

When you arrive, make sure your first stop is Tombstone's Historama to learn about the history of Tombstone in a 26-minute multimedia presentation narrated by the famous actor Vincent Price. The Historama show runs every hour on the hour from 10 am until 4 pm. The Historama is located next door to the O.K. Corral.

The Tombstone Epitaph ® Newspaper Museum

The Tombstone Epitaph is Arizona's oldest newspaper and is still published today. Click here to subscribe!

Visit The Tombstone Epitaph newspaper museum to read the paper's original reports of the Gunfight. Learn how newspapers were printed in the 1880s. The museum is free and is open from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Your O.K. Corral ticket includes the 1881 reprint of The Tombstone Epitaph newspaper with original reports of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

The Epitaph Museum is 1½ blocks from the O.K. Corral, behind the Crystal Palace Saloon at 11 South Fifth Street. For more information about this famous Old West newspaper go to www.tombstoneepitaph.com.

Ticket Information

With a $10 ticket, you can see the Gunfight reenactment in the Streets of Tombstone Theater, tour the O.K. Corral Historic Complex, watch the Tombstone's Historama show, and receive a free copy of the 1881 reprint of The Tombstone Epitaph newspaper containing original reports of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Without the reenactment, admission costs $6. Kids 5 years old and younger are free. Your ticket gives you all-day access to the O.K. Corral grounds. There are no discounts. You can pay with cash, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. An ATM is available onsite for a fee of $2.50.

Additional Information

Tombstone is an exciting Old West small town with no stop lights. All the historic sites except Boothill Cemetery are located within five minutes walking distance of each other in the three-block historic area and are handicap accessible. A wheelchair is available at the O.K. Corral if needed.

If you want to read about Tombstone before you visit, one of the best books about Tombstone, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is And Die in the West: The Story of the O.K. Corral Gunfight by Paula Mitchell Marks. Unbiased in its approach, it describes the years from Tombstone's discovery in 1877 until Wyatt Earp's death in 1929.