The Bird Cage Theatre in Tombstone Arizona
I've had this trip on my list for a couple of years now and finally found the time, found the time in the cooler months that is. There are several reasons I picked Sierra Vista over the other surrounding towns.
The Sierra Vista airport doubles as an Army Base. It does have a control tower and you may be sharing the pattern with a military UAV. The airport is very secure and I like that since my plane would be on the ramp for a couple days.
There are several hotels in Sierra Vista. Pick your favorite brand. Many of them are new, this is a growing area.
Dollar Rental Car gives a discount to those using the airport. Suggest you book directly with the local office vs on line. These guys gave us great service and the price was pretty good. Call them direct at 520-515-0000. This trip requires a car.
For dinning I always use Yelp but I was disappointed in The Mesquite Tree. Great service, average food. We had dinner one another night at The Outside Inn and were very happy. Both the service and the food were outstanding. If you like a quite place I suggest you try The Outside Inn.
What's there to do Sierra Vista?
Kartchner Caverns State Park is about 20 minutes north of town. This is a pretty amazing place and should not be missed. We liked it so much we plan on returning for the Big Room tour which was closed while bats raised their pups. Tour reservations are recommended.
The Copper Queen Mine and The City of Bisbee is a 30 minute drive southeast of Sierra Vista. The mine has played out and is open for tours. A train takes you about one mile into the mine. Along the way you make a couple of stops. Pretty interesting but this is not a Disneyland ride. Bring a coat and make a reservation.
The City of Tombstone is about 30 minutes by car northeast of Sierra Vista and you find a lot of history here. Suggest you do some internet reading ahead of time so you can appreciate what you're seeing. The whole place is pretty cheesy but it's worth a stop.
Ghost Towns surround this area and there are several to visit if you like to hike. Suggest you look at a couple of web sites since the information is not always accurate. Try this one and this one if a jeep tour sounds better.