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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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Beautiful history

I love visiting family graves and seeing who is buried in Cave Hill. Its like traveling through time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Katherine M
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I love visiting family graves and seeing who is buried in Cave Hill. Its like traveling through time.

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

You will be amazed at the number of famous people who are buried at the Cave Hill Cemetery. People like Col. Harlan Sanders (founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken), many civil war heros, to name a few of the surprizes which can be seen there.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A very beautiful, old cemetery. While it may not have as many grand tombs as say Spring Grove in Cincinnati, it's nonetheless quite a beautiful spot.

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

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
26 helpful votes 26 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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