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Boot Hill Cemetery

West 10th and Parkhill Drive, Ogallala, NE 69153
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Ranked #5 of 7 attractions in Ogallala
Type: Cemeteries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Educational Sites, Ghost Towns
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Driving along I-80 we saw the sign for Boot Hill Cemetery and only one mile off the road. A wonderful site with a bit of the old west history. If you're looking for a familiar notable name; sorry but there isn't one here. But many pioneer folks and even prehistoric Indians (noted by the University of Nebraska researchers) and on... More

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Oelwein
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114 reviews 114 reviews
38 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If you like the old west you will like it. The cemetery is not big but interesting. If you are handicapped forget going up to it. You can read about it from the sidewalk. Some of the people that ended up there are quite colorful.

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Winnipeg, MB Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Very small but well signed with lots of interesting facts. Good photo stop! The entrance has some boards with stories.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We found this looking for the restaurant. It was a nice diversion, and a chance to pick up some local history.

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Beardstown, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is a little 20 minute stop for history's sake. It is small, on a hill, but in the middle of a subdivision. That was unexpected. Glad we did it, but it depends on how much you expect. Looking at a picture just might do unless you are a history buff.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is an old cemetery in the town of Ogallala, Nebraska. It is overgrown with native plants as it may have been in the 1800's. Some of the graves are marked, many are not. It has a very steep incline so beware you must walk up hill a bit. Interesting history and worth a quick stop.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

I was shocked at the appearence of Boothill. There was no grass anywhere just overgrown weeds. Most of the graves have been removed. It appears no maintenance has been done in a long time. No handicap accessibilty.

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Sidney, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Historians will love it. Haven't been there for many years but it's a great place to stop, get out of your car, stretch your legs and breath some clean air.

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Salt Lake City
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

There really wasn't much of anything to see here except the statue at the top of the hill, and the informational display at the bottom of the hill. I'm not sure it was worth going out there since most of the bodies have been removed, and the remaining markers are uninteresting and in poor condition. Certainly not as interesting as... More

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Cedar Lake, Indiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Most everyone has been moved out of this place. Not as interesting as I thought it would be. The statue is nice to see, however.

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