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. Today, you can visit this land, walk where the legends walked.
Ways to experience Cochise County:
- See reenactments of Wyatt Earp’s famous shootout at the O.K. Corral and learn the real story
- Tour inside the rich silver and copper mines of Bisbee and Tombstone
- Hike in Cochise Stronghold, the mountainous area where Cochise and his men hid from the cavalry
- Picnic at Slaughter Ranch and tour the home 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 growing!
- 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. Use our SEE & DO drop down on the menu to plan your exploration.