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O.K. Corral, Tombstone

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The O.K. Corral (Old Kindersley) was a livery and horse corral from 1879 to about 1888 in the mining boomtown of Tombstone, Arizona Territory, in the southwestern United States near the border with Mexico.Despite its famous association with the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, the historic gunfight did not take place within or next to the corral on Allen Street, but in a narrow lot on Fremont Street, six doors west of the rear entrance to the corral. The lot was between Harwood's home and C. S. Fly's 12-room boarding house and photography studio.The 1957 film Gunfight at the O.K. Corral made the shootout famous and the public was incorrectly led to believe it was the actual location of the altercation. Despite the historical inaccuracy, the corral is currently marketed and advertised as the location of the shootout, and visitors can pay to see a reenactment of the gunfight. The corral is now part of the Tombstone Historic District.OriginsAt the time of the gunfight on October 26, 1881, the O.K. Corral and Livery was one of seven liveries and corrals in the city of about 5,300 residents, excluding Chinese and children. The others included the Dexter Livery (owned by John Dunbar and Johnny Behan), Pioneer Livery, Tombstone Livery, West End Corral, P.W. Smith Corral, C.N. Thomas West End Corral, and the Fashion Stables,
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  • Cowboy lovers and history buffs should visit this tiny little cowboy town. Belly up to one of the bars and have a whiskey. It's mildly ridiculous but the countryside is beautiful and it's fun to see a...  more »
  • The show was good and it was great to walk around and look at everything. Loved looking at the Black Mariah hearse and the Historama show was good even though it was a little hoakey. The gunfight was ...  more »
  • If you’re gonna go to Tombstone, you’re going to have to go to the OK Corral. The museum, the displays, and of course, the performance do not disappoint and help explain that slice of history. All the...  more »
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  • I missed the reenactment four times over two days but heard it. Fun place in a very beautiful area. Everything in town is privately owned by whoever's in the shop, so you have to pay for everything. But a really interesting place if you're into history or just want something different.
  • Wow, what a place, a gunfight and actors. The actors go to great detail to look the part and preform their roles. They stroll around the town between shows and stay in character but are very friendly and will allow you a picture with them and enjoy their work
  • Forget the word touristy here. Your in Tombstone which is a tourist town. An when in Tombstone how could you not visit the OK Corral. The site is interesting and as you work your way through it and learn the history of the famous gunfight you wind up at a small outdoor theatre where the gunfight is recreated. Its a lot of fun and we posed with the four main actors in costume for a memorable picture.
  • Overall, we enjoyed our OK Corral experience. The historical significance alone makes this a must-visit for adults and children as well. The re-enactment of the actual gunfight was somewhat of a disappointment to us as it seemed to be geared more toward younger audiences and was 'touristy' in nature. It's completely understandable it would be presented in this way in order to attempt to keep the attention of the audience but we thought it detracted from the importance of the gunfight from a historical perspective. That said, we would still recommend attending one of the re-enactment performances.
  • Yes, touristy and yes, still lots of fun. Prices were decent for being able to see shows without paying an arm and a leg. Also lots of fun to mosey around and look at things in Tombstone. Recommend talking to the folks who are there selling things, acting in shows, and waiting on customers - you get lots of cool stories that way!
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