You may not want to have lived during the Wild West years, but to visit -- and spend the night in -- a restored boomtown is a sensual and educational treat for any 21st century adventure-seeker.
Gerry Jay, left, takes photos of her friend Rosie Pudish at Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone, Ariz.
The rear entrance to the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz. (April 21, 2010)
A re-enacted a shootout in Tombstone, Ariz.
Cowboys ride down a street in Tombstone, Ariz.
Patrons watch a gunfight performance by the Helldorado Town Mavericks at a set in Tombstone, Ariz. (April 12, 2005)
Actors portraying Wyatt Earp (foreground), Police Chief Virgil Earp (second from left), Morgan Earp (left), and, from center to right, Ike Clanton and brothers Frank and Tom McLaury during a performance of "The Tragedy at the O.K. Corral" at the shootout site in Tombstone, Ariz. (Feb. 26, 2011)
A stagecoach takes visitors on a tour around downtown Tombstone, Ariz. (Oct. 14, 2005)
Visitors play Texas Hold'em in Deadwood, S.D.
Tourists visit the grave of Wild Bill Hickok at the Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood, S.D. (May 19, 2004)