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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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  • This is a real graveyard. It is amazing to see all the tombstones and what was written on them. They take good care of the plots. Make sure to take the brochure with the stories of those who are burie...  more »
  • Fabulous epitaphs and historic graves ( such as Billy Clanton) make this a must see in Tombstone. There is a map and a history of the people buried in the graveyard given to visitors upon entry.  more »
  • Big gift shop. Interesting grave site. Humorist epitaphs. Not really worth the fee to enter especially if you come with a family.  more »

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Tombstone may bill itself as the "Town Too Tough to Die," but there's nothing too tough about its accommodations. This frontier town offers a good selection of affordable inns and small motels providing every comfort of home in or near the historic central district. Most of the town's bed and breakfasts provide cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and access to a private swimming pool. For a more rustic "Wild West" experience, pitch a tent at one of Tombstone's campgrounds.
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