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“Disappointed”
Review of Concordia Cemetery

Concordia Cemetery
Ranked #22 of 102 things to do in El Paso
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Owner description: This historic cemetery is the final resting place of John Wesley Hardin, "The Fastest Gun in the West."
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Had read reviews and was looking forward to visiting this cemetery. The reality was disappointing. Interesting to read the tombstones but the cemetery is run down and dilapidated. Very hard to recommend to anyone but the keenest.

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

This is an old classic cemetery that once was on the edge of the city. It is most noted for one of its permanent residences John Wesley. Hardin, famous western gun fighter. He was killed in down town El Paso while playing cards. This is a desert cemetery meaning that there is no grass growing. It is brown and dusty with nothing attractive there. Around Halloween there are evening tours where a guide leads a tour of the most notable people buried there plus those with special stories. It is worth taking this as a unique experience. In a corner location across the street from the grave yard is a local eating spot with "real" Mexican food. I don't recall the name but it is the only business around the graveyard. It has been open for long time and is typical of the local neighborhood establishment.

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

interesting history, when you get to the cemetery you'll feel if you are in the old west, people born in the 1800's and passing away in the early 1900's makes you wonder how El Paso was in the wild west. Proximity to Mexico I am sure made El Paso interesting to be at, put yourself in the 1800's no freeways, horse life, cowboy life in the wild west. Just walking around this cemetery with respect will make your body feel the history.

Thank 852randallb
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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

I’d been hoping there was Day of the Dead events happening on my day layover, that wasn’t to be, but the pictures of it piqued my interest in this cemetery. Turns out it was better in the pictures, but any experience anywhere once is ok. :) I found a section of Mormons who’d died around the same time and young, they were victims of an epidemic after having been forced to retreat from attempts to colonize Mexico. Cemeteries are quaint. That anyone would want to keep memory / history of others seems an outdated concept to a new prevalent breed of American, the corporate puff. Every Day We Enter More Communism Together.

Thank orcus556
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Much more interesting if you take a tour! Separate areas for various religions and ethnicities; you'll also see tiny babies' graves, perhaps victims of common diseases, the nearly famous with their stories, and the boot hill of sad, poor, and unknown. If you don't appreciate this type of history, it will bore you to death.

Thank VictoriaFlapjack
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