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Boothilll Graveyard, Tombstone

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Numerous victims of the Wild West were buried at Boothilll Graveyard, one of the most famous western cemeteries thanks to the town's name, during the 19th century. Most of the attraction's "residents" were outlaws, murder victims, those who took their own life by suicide, and people hanged between 1878 and 1884. It is believed that around 250 bodies lie at the cemetery. In some cases they were identified immediately, but others were showcased in the undertaker's window until someone recognized them, even if just by nickname. You'll see causes of death such as "Stabbed," "Drowned," "Killed by Indians," and "Died of Leprosy," and references like "Queen of the Red Light District." Before you head to Tombstone, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tombstone vacation planning app, to make sure you see all that Tombstone has to offer, including Boothilll Graveyard.
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  • Really spent some time there . The grave information ( in pamphlet form) was really interesting and gave you an insight into the mortality rate of the town . I don’t think there were too many... 
    Really spent some time there . The grave information ( in pamphlet form) was really interesting and gave you an insight into the mortality rate of the town . I don’t think there were too many...  more »
  • We enjoyed walking through Boothill cemetery! When you walk in and pay, they give you a pamphlet with the names and stories of the people buried there. It was interesting walking row by row and... 
    We enjoyed walking through Boothill cemetery! When you walk in and pay, they give you a pamphlet with the names and stories of the people buried there. It was interesting walking row by row and...  more »
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  • If you go to Tombstone I feel like you need to see Boothill Cemetery. It's only $3 per person to get in, and you're given a little information booklet about all the graves there. We spent close to an hour here, though we prioritized the more famous and unique graves. Some people could spend less or more time here and still feel like they got what they wanted out of their visit. The reviews that dismiss this place as "fake" irritate me - this is a real graveyard that houses the final resting place for many of Tombstone's founding and famous citizens. This place definitely has a tourist attraction touch to it, hence some of the occasional more comical tombstones (which is most of what these reviews are referencing), but they're still real graves, and you're still expected to be respectful when you visit.
  • Very interesting to see. $3 per adult to enter. You are given a guide map upon entering. If you are into the history of Tombstone, then this is a must stop. The cemetery has an amazing view. Plan on spending about 30min to an hour to view all of the site.

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