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Cave Hill Cemetery

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Address: 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204
Phone Number: (502) 451-5630
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8:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Allow yourself a lot of time to explore

This was our last stop in Louisville before we went home. This place is HUGE, it just goes on & on. We were there for about 1.5 hours & it was not enough, not even close. It's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Dublin, Indiana, United States
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Dublin, Indiana, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This was our last stop in Louisville before we went home. This place is HUGE, it just goes on & on. We were there for about 1.5 hours & it was not enough, not even close. It's a photographers paradise, so many statues & eclectic graves. The grounds are well taken care of. We are looking forward to going back... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cave Hill has a scenic little lake full of ducks and geese near the cemetery's office. There is also a larger lake remotely located on the Lexington Road side of the cemetery; it appears to be formed from a quarry. Cave Hill has some shallow valleys and is very well manicured with many interesting grave stones dating back to roughly... More 

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Louisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit. Colonel Sanders is buried here and it's like an arboretum - just a lovely, serene place.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Fascinating history in this cemetery especially the Union and Confederate graves. The love letter left at Sandy Twist's grave is beautiful. It is very picturesque and definitely worth a visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I don't usually like cemeteries, but this is more like a park. You can feed the ducks and take a walk.

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Hickman, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I was more than pleasantly surprised when my daughter suggested we drive through the first time. This cemetery is full of history and beautiful vistas - huge trees, duck ponds, hills. We'll return again and again.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cave Hill is a beautiful place. It's a historic cemetery and a top ten arboretum in the USA. Some of the resting sites have beautiful bronze sculptures and even their own website. I recommend stopping the office for a free map of the interesting sites. For the geocachers out there, I host most of the historical sites inside, but nothing... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very well kept and clean. I use to go as a child for school projects all the trees have a plate with what type of tree it is. My kids love to feed the ducks. beautiful place and lots of history.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Col. Sander's grave is here and you can follow the yellow line to it's location. Also has many other famous Louisvillian's graves here. Beautiful cemetery well maintained, and though it sounds a bit morbid, lots of visitors stop in here for a photo at the Col's graveside.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We drove through the cemetery after the recomendation of a local. I find there are quite an interesting bit of history. This cemetery is huge. The entry area is open and looks like a park. As you go further in you see the advertorial stones and old headstones. The cemetery was established in the 1800s and the founder of Louisville... More 

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