Skip to Main Content

Rock cairn at Boot Hill.

Boothill Cemetery

Field review by the editors.

Billings, Montana

A road winds along the edge of a rocky butte, scenic overlook down into Billings, outlying storage tanks, and factories. Boot Hill and the Sacrifice Cliff sign sit at the bottom of the hill east of the airport.

As Boot Hills go, this one is pretty minimal -- roughly 25 Billings citizens and denizens are buried, but no original markers survive. Some have been added over time and the plot is preserved as a historical site. A large stone cairn features this inscription: "Upon this rugged hill the long trail past, these men of restless will find rest at last."

But not too much rest. Commerce has encroached -- the Boothill Inn is across the street, Applebees on the other side, and McDonald's arches are visible nearby.

Boothill Cemetery

Swords Lane, Billings, MT
West of US Hwy 87, behind the Applebee's at the corner of Aronson Ave. and the 6th Ave. Bypass.
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Shoe of the World's Tallest ManShoe of the World's Tallest Man, Billings, MT - 1 mi.
Montana Great Centennial Cattle DriveMontana Great Centennial Cattle Drive, Billings, MT - 2 mi.
Muffler Man with TireMuffler Man with Tire, Billings, MT - 3 mi.
In the region:
The Creature - Skiier God Sculpture, Joliet, MT - 32 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in Montana

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in Montana.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Montana Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

American Treasure Tour, Oaks, Pennsylvania (Jul 8-14, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings