Westwind Air Service Introduces ...
Step Back in Time to the “Old West” on a day tour to Tombstone, Ariz.
Begin the day with a 90 minute scenic, narrated flight (a three day stagecoach ride in the 1800’s) over the lush farmland and pecan groves of southern Arizona to a landing strip in the desert about 3 miles from town. Enjoy modern transportation into the town of Tombstone and leave the present world behind as you step back into the 1800’s Wild West.
A walking tour by Dr. Jay will give you an overview of the history of this “town that wouldn’t die”; from it’s mining origins, through it’s heyday as the largest city in the Southwest, to the days of the Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday and the gunfight at the OK Corral.
After the walking tour you will be ‘on your own’ to take in the sights and attractions that most appeal to you. We will give you a list of what we think are the highlights that shouldn’t be missed and a few options for lunch spots. The attractions and lunch are on your own and not included in the tour price with the exception of Dr. Jay’s walking tour.
At 1:00pm we will regroup and depart from the Gazebo in the City Park for the short ride to the airport and your flight back to the present day.
This tour departs at 8:00am from the Deer Valley Airport in north Phoenix and returns to Phoenix by 2:30pm. Complimentary transfers from select hotels in metro Phoenix and Scottsdale are available.
Tour cost is $349.00 per person plus $20.00 per person fuel surcharge. Gratuities are separate and depending on what attractions you choose, there will be various tour guides.
48 hour cancellation policy – Three person minimum for flight to go.
Suggested Options for Lunch venue:
Big Nose Kate’s Saloon – Pure fun, music, seated and buffet style meals. This location is very popular so please allow extra time if you choose this spot for lunch.
Crystal Palace Saloon – Most authentic saloon in Tombstone, good food, quieter atmosphere.
OK Café – Very small, little atmosphere, but great home-cooking.
Suggested Options for Attractions to visit:
The Good Enough Mine Underground Tour – Travel 100’ below ground into a real 1870’s Silver Mine. Temperature is about 63 degrees year round. You will see actual silver and gemstones still in their natural rock. About 45 minute tour.
Adults $15.00 Children 10 and under are Free
The Bird Cage – This ‘saloon/gambling hall/theatre and brothel’ is the most authentic building in Tombstone and was known as the wildest, wickedest night spot. It’s third generation owners preserve the building and it’s contents as opposed to restoring or recreating. Step into the 1800’s world of gunfighters, miners and dancehall beauties. This is a definite ‘Must See’ Allow at least 30 minutes to explore on this self guided tour.
Adults $10.00 Children 7 and under are Free.
Western Heritage Museum – This museum has untold treasures of the early days of the old west. Definitely a must visit if you love antiques and period pieces. See everything from cars to jewelry and everything in between. Adults 10.00
Dr. Jay’s Walking Tour - If you enjoyed the brief walking tour at the beginning of the day, you can purchase an additional, more in-depth walking tour with Dr. Jay. Prices vary.
OK Corral & Historama – Museum, theatre and all the details of the most famous gunfight. Allow at least 30 minutes. Adults $10.00 Children 6 and under are Free