I love visiting historical sites, and I especially love going on trips to the southwest part of the country. I am a huge fan of Old West history, and so when a friend of mine asked me to go to Tombstone, AZ, I jumped at the chance. Tombstone is where the shootout at the ok corral happened, and the entire town has been turned into a museum so tourists can learn about everything that happened there in the late 19th century. It has an amazing history, and being that I have always been interested in the feud between the Earps and the Cowboys, I was extremely excited to finally get to visit this historic town.
We planned a drive to Arizona, and we booked a room for two nights so that we would be able to have enough time to take in all of the history. When we visited the town, I could just feel all of the amazing, violent history within it. There were a number of displays explaining exactly what happened, and they even had a reenactment of the shootout for the tourists. All in all, it was an amazing experience, and it was a trip that I will likely want to go on again. There was so much that I learned, but I still feel like I could have spent even more time looking at all of the great exhibits.
I will one day go back to Tombstone, but the next trip that we have planned is to Lincoln, NM, which was the home of Billy the Kid. Similar to Tombstone, it has turned pretty much the entire town into a museum for tourists. I really do love taking these trips to historic sites, I just wish that I could do them more often.