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“To avoid a heart attack, follow the signs”

Mount Moriah Cemetery
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Small cemetery dating back to the time of cowboys, deputies and the old West.
Valley City, North Dakota
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“To avoid a heart attack, follow the signs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

This cemetery is a must see in Deadwood, very peaceful and interesting. But if you walk there from downtown, the signage is a little confusing. Just follow those brown signs and when you get to the sign that says something like "Mount Moriah Pedestrian" with an arrow to the left, turn left right there. Sounds obvious, but we instead walked straight up the hill, where you will find the cemetery and is a more direct route, but is much more stenuous.
Or you could just drive to the top of the hill, there is parking just below the cemetery. The cemetery has a great walking path, but the terrain is hilly in parts. Calamity Jane and Wild Bill are basically in the center of the cemetery, with Seth Bullock a decent walk up the hill at the very top side of the cemetery. We went in the off season and got in for free. But I believe the fee to get in during the summer is just $1 for adults.

Visited November 2012
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New South Wales, Australia
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“Peaceful and historic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We called in to check out the Wild Bill and Bullock graves. We were the only people in the place, and we shared it with some deer and wild turkeys. It was a peaceful walk, but be aware that the Seth Bullock grave is quite a walk up the hill from t he rest of the cemetery.

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Marble Falls, Texas
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“Great (and peaceful) site with”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

a self-guided walking tour. Contains the graves of Wild Bill, Calamity Jane, and others. Seth Bullock is buried above the cemetery.

Visited October 2012
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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Good to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Wild Bill and Calamity Jane are buried there. But the interesting thing and shocking the children that died from Small pox back then. The best time to go is after the ticket office is closed. the gate on the left side is open and you can walk in. I only saw 2 other people.I left right before the sun went down making the site and the overlooking of Deadwood look great!

If you like to explore gravesides this is good for you since it is old school

Visited October 2012
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Saw wild bill and calamity janes graves ! Great goosed very interesting history at this site

Could spend a bit of time looking around the cemetery

Visited October 2012
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