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Boothilll Graveyard

Northwest Corner of the Town, Tombstone, AZ 85638
520-457-3300
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Tombstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Description: Resting place of some of the most notorious outlaws of the Wild West.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Almost passed this one up but it was worth the stop. Not a lot to see but the attraction is free and seeing the epithats on the gravestones was interesting and entertaining.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Well done and quiet interesting. Allows you a hint of what it was like in the Wild West. The price was perfect "free"

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Upper Michigan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

While a visit to Tombstone makes for an enjoyable day, the two attractions that provide the reality of it all are the Courthouse and the Boot Hill Cemetery. To enter the cemetery, you must go through the gift shop, where it all seems fun and Old West, but upon reading the sign that reminds visitors that this is an actual... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The grave markers are not authentic, except for two or three. You have to pay $3 to get a sheet that tells you just what is already on the markers. If you don't pay, the lady is not interested in helping you. Spend 20 minutes and look around.

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Grand Rapids
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed this visit through the history of "the good old west". This is a genuine cemetery with the reproduced tombstones of actual graves and language inscribed. A walk through a past and wild period of the American west. Kind of a reverent experience. Recommend it.

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Louisiana, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Admission was free. Donations were not turned away. Actual grave sites and tombstones. Most of the tombstones had the person's name and cause of death. Goose-bump provoking. They also sell some wonderful fudge in the gift shop.

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Grant Park, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Very cool to hear about the stories that go with the grave markers. (Heard stories on the Tombstone ghost tour.) The graveyard is kept clean and respectful. Would visit again to show my family. The shop had some nice stuff as well, a little pricey, but any 'tourist' town is like that. Worth your time, for sure. :-)

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

It really puts a point on the fact that 1882 through 1890 was a rough time for the town folk. The cemetery is full of sad stories of bad deals. I was amazed how many people died but gun shot. Maybe they needed better gun laws back in the 1880's? See it, it is worth the trip!

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Rome
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Such an amazing place to visit. So close to history! I was on my way out of town after remodelling the local CK and decided to swing in to check this place out. It is free to get in, though they welcome donations.

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

It really doesn't take long to go through the cemetery but glad we did go through it to see this part of history. Even though a large part of the cemetery has been destroyed a wonderful man restored what was left.

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