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Address: 3501 Billy The Kid Road, Fort Sumner, NM 88119
Phone Number: +1 505-355-2942

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If You Like Cemeteries You'll Like This

There are some people, and I'm one of them, that likes to walk through old cemeteries. This one is pretty interesting for the obvious reason that Billy the Kid is buried... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
gatorhoosier
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Tampa, Florida

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some people, and I'm one of them, that likes to walk through old cemeteries. This one is pretty interesting for the obvious reason that Billy the Kid is buried somewhere in this cemetery. No one knows where; a flood washed out all the old gravestones. Pals.

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Miami, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The museum is closed, but we found the grave yard interesting to walk through. Several old graves, some of small children, some with interesting stories on the tombstone. Of course, the highlight is supposed to be the grave of Billy the Kid, which is in a metal cage so the stone won't be stolen again. I am not a big... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It's basically a bunch of old junk and Billy the kids rifle, if that's even real. It was $5 per person. Skip the museum and just see the real grave.

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Thank Jessie M
Newark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The area is now just a large plot of land with a few graves and head stones. Museum was permanently closed in August 2016. The billy the Kid Museum in town is well worth seeing, however. Next to the BTK grave is the Bosque Redondo National Monument that is well worth your time to learn about what the US did... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

All that is left here is the cemetery. Sad to see that the museum wasn't opened. The one down the road doesn't have a whole lot of Billy related history.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Well the town was well not much of a town at all! Not much to see at all except the billy the kid burial that was cool

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The museum has gone out of business recently. But the real attraction is still open- the cemetery. It is free and well-maintained. Though it is not definitive that the grave location is correct because of early flooding it really does not matter. It is still something all Old West lovers should see. And don't miss the other graves Lucian Maxwell... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This was the second time that I have been here in a time of 20 years. The first was in my youth and the history and educational side of this site was amazing. Fast forward to today and news that they are closing this site down by the end of August. Enjoy it and the actual grave

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Thank Chris M
Lufkin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We went to the Billy the Kid Museum first then here to see grave and thought the museum would have more information on Fort Sumner and how it was day to day. The museum had much the same information on Billy the Kid and little about the Fort. Mainly that because they were there to "teach the Indians farming and... More 

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Just had to visit. Sadly not much info around the graves about history, not any info on what it is going on here, dates and so on. Billy and co' is the only bid of info that there is. But at least I can say that I have been there.

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