Cochise County: Land of Legends

We call Cochise County the “Land of Legends” because of legendary figures like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and historic figures from the Apache Tribe such as Cochise and Geronimo. They all lived in what is now called Cochise County, and each left a unique mark in the history of the American West.

You can visit this Land of Legends, walk where the legends walked and experience the Southwest in modern day comfort.

Ways to experience Cochise County, the Land of Legends:

  • See reenactments of Wyatt Earp’s famous shootout at the O.K. Corral and learn the real story.
  • Tour inside Bisbee’s and Tombstone’s rich silver and copper mines.
  • Hike in Cochise Stronghold, the mountainous area where Cochise and his men hid from the cavalry.
  • Picnic at Slaughter Ranch and tour ranch of Cochise County’s first sheriff, John Slaughter
  • Learn about the revered Buffalo Soldiers, who fought valiantly in military campaigns with monthly guided tours of Buffalo Soldier or a visit to Fort Huachuca’s museums
  • Discover Kartchner Caverns State Park, a legendary cave formed over millions of years… and it’s still forming!
  • Trace the footsteps of the Coronado, who crossed into Arizona looking for the Seven Cities of Gold

Have you heard of these other Cochise County legends: Tom Jeffords, Naiche, John Horton Slaughter, Rex Allen, Dr. James S. Douglas, Henry Clay Hooker, Ed Schieffelin, DeWitt Bisbee, or Margaret Carmichael?

Discover these unique characters and events that shaped the American Southwest by visiting Cochise County on your next vacation. Click on our history link to start your exploration of the Land of Legends.


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