Learn Why the OK Corral is World Famous and Why It’s Worth the Visit

Learn Why the OK Corral is World Famous and Why It’s Worth the Visit

See the Re-Created Famous Gun Fight at Old Tombstone Western Theme Park!
On October 26, 1881, the gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place between lawmen and outlaws in Tombstone, Arizona. The shootout lasted less than a minute, but left three men dead and two others injured. To this day, it remains one of the most famous gunfights in American history.

The gunfight was the result of a long-simmering feud. On one side were the outlaw Cowboys – Billy Claiborne, brothers Ike and Billy Clanton, and brothers Tom and Frank McLaury. On the other side were Town Marshal Virgil Earp and his deputized family and friends:  Earp’s two younger brothers, Morgan and Wyatt, and gunfighter Doc Holliday. Billy Clanton and both McLaury brothers were shot and killed in the fight. Ike Clanton, Billy Claiborne, and Wes Fuller ran. Virgil, Morgan, and Holliday were wounded, but Wyatt was unharmed. Wyatt is often erroneously regarded as the central figure in the shootout, although he actually played a relatively minor role. Nevertheless, the gunfight proved to be a turning point in Wyatt’s life, transforming him from a relatively unknown lawman into a legendary Old West figure.

So when you’re out here in our stomping grounds, be sure to visit where this all happened. See where these historical icons fought it out. Afterwards, take a visit to our Old Tombstone Western Theme Park, where we keep the history alive in our unique comical way. Our Old Tombstone comical gun fights are explosively exciting and hilarious at the same time. If you’re a kid at heart, you’ll remember many of the scenes and stunts that our actors pull from old favorite Western movies. And if you’re a youngster, you’ll still find these shootouts funny and thrilling, along with learning some facts about the good old USA!

A visit to the Old Tombstone Theme Park is like going back in time to the 1800s, when cowboys and outlaws spun their spurs and horses whinnied at the first sniff of a gunfight. Our amusement park retains much of the historic look and feel that made the area and itself popular. Actors and staff reenact the shootouts, the life, and even the cowboy grub to give you a fun time you won’t forget and to keep the American Wild West, and the Tombstone legend alive. If you’re looking for a taste of the Old West, there’s no better place to start than spending a day or two here at the Old Tombstone Theme Park.

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