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“Fin, quick historic diversion with a great view”
Review of Linwood Cemetery

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Owner description: Burial place of gangster, gambler and dentist, Doc Holiday.
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fin, quick historic diversion with a great view”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

The entrance to the trail is at 12th and Bennett street. That isn't very clear on this map. Yes, it is a hole but the view and all the interesting graves are well worth it!!

Visited December 2013
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Laguna Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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“Worth the hike”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

If you have any interest in history (not just Doc Holliday) it is well worth the walk up the hill to explore this pioneer cemetery. There is a brochure available at the kiosk as you enter the lower section (Potters Field is uphill) that explains the lives and roles that some of those buried here played in the history of Glenwood Springs. Looking at the dates on the gravestones is a poignant reminder of how hard life was, even for the relatively well off.

If you make the trek because of Doc, also considering reading Doc, by Mary Doria Russell. A wonderful book that puts his life in context. Also note that he was most likely buried in the Potters Field section and the memorial marker was erected later in the lower section with the best view of town.

Do carry water, especially if the weather is warm. There are a few benches along the trail.

Visited October 2013
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Hollister, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cemetery”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

If you love local history and color this is a great, easily accessible walking tour, which includes Doc Holliday's site. There's a "ghost tour" during October with period-costumed local characters of yore. Close to town and history museum.

Visited August 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
612 reviews
402 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
“Great views on top of hill. Doc Holliday and Kid Curry buried there.”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

My husband and I took the 1 mile round trip trail to the Linwood Cemetery, Glenwood Springs, CO. Doc Holliday and Kid Curry are two of the most famous persons buried there. The cemetery is on top of a hill and the trail is a little steeper than moderate. The great views of Glenwood Springs near the top of the hill are well worth the trip.There are signs in the cemetery to help you find Holliday’s and Curry’s markers. Holliday’s marker may not be located exactly where he is buried but it is close.

Visited September 2013
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Bermuda
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Worth the effort”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Well worth the effort of the hike to this cemetery. Following a map we thought the burial site of Doc Holliday was on street corner (silly us). It was quite a hike but only half a mile or so and there are benches on the way and it is a beautiful spot once one gets there. Wear decent shoes and don't carry too much bar water and camera.

The actual burial site of Doc Holliday is unknown but there is a memorial to him.

It makes you appreciate the pioneer life.

Parking available on the road nearby.

Visited September 2013
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