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Mount Moriah Cemetery

Deadwood, SD
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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Description: Small cemetery dating back to the time of cowboys, deputies and the old West.
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Even though the cemetery contains some famous people from the wild west era it has a decidedly modern look to it. I guess I was picturing something much more simple and basic. The cemetery is placed on a steep hillside and requires some uphill walking. We visited the cemetery with Boot Hill Tours and they were permitted to drive right... More

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Quite the hike but worth it! I loved seeing the graves of Wild Bill, Calamity Jane and the like. Equally as interesting was seeing the Potter's Field, older gravestones and the hike to Seth Bullock's grave. I recommend it but it is a difficult trip for the elderly and young children.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

But a bit disappointed that many of the graves had newer headstones. Fantastic view of the town below. Lots of walking, and be prepared for steep hills. Had to walk in, but the map they gave was excellent. Bill and Jane's graves were the attraction, but could not get that close to them, and they were not anywhere close to... More

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Big Corn Island, Nicaragua
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is the spot where Calamity Jane and Wild Bill are buried along with other colorful locals from the period. I would advise a tour as they explain the various folks buried there and they can drive right to the site, the cemetery is on quite a hill. I enjoyed hearing the history that the tour guide gave us. Good... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Liked the history of the well maintained cemetery. Especially the climb to Seth Bullocks place of rest on top of the hill.

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Kearney, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Very interesting place to visit! So much history to take in! The only bad thing is you can't drive thru the cemetery.

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's not the original burial site of Wild Bill Hickock and due to various stages of souvenir hunters taking away parts of the grave, the current memorial lacks a bit of the feel of how it would have been when he was buried. It IS interesting to make the steep climb to Seth Bullock's grave & enjoy its positioning. He... More

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Loudon, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I visited Mt. Moriah Cemetary when I visited the Black Hills during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August 2013. Not only is the view from the top an incredible view, the historical relevance of the cemetary makes this a must see for anyone who has an interest in the old west. The grave sites of Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is an excellent old west cemetery. The people of Deadwood have completely embraced their past and put it on display for us to see. We hiked up to Seth Bullock. If you can handle the terrain, go for it. It offers nice views and there were deer that practically walked right up to us.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went to the cemetery to see Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane. It was a small hike up a short hill to see the gravestones. The statue was nice, and the information they provided. Wish thieves, etc, hadn't ruined the grave site, as there is a enclosure around the grave. I'm fascinated with Deadwood and all the history that it... More

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