Given its infamous gunfights during the wild and crazy days of the Old West, it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of books that have been written about the town, providing ample reading material prior to your trip to the American Southwest. A few highlights include:

  • Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend by Gary L. Roberts
  • Doc Holliday by John Myers
  • The Earps Talk by Alford E.Turner
  • Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind The Legend by Casey Tefertiller

If watching movies is more your style, then you might want to check out Tombstone (1993) starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer. Hey, it got a 77 percent approval rating on rottentomatoes.com; how bad could it be?