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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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Peace and Beauty

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Hickman, Kentucky
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Hickman, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We often hike in this 297 acre historic cemetery in the middle of Louisville. Most of Louisvilles history makers are buried here. Most popular and famous are Col. Harland Sanders and George Rogers Clark and Family. The Cemetary is park like and especially beautiful in the in the spring when everything is blooming and after a winters day snow. We... More 

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Columbus Ohio
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This cemetery is huge, it is one of the best cemeteries I've been too. My main reason to come was to see Colonel Sanders gravesite but we spent more time looking at all the other stones. The entrance to the cemetery is fantastic. There is a spring by the pond.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Never seen a cemetery like this back at home. Surprisingly it didn't feel the least bit depressing, being at a cemetery and all. Also Colonel Sanders' grave is a must see! Couldn't find the "Jesus is my swingset" grave, though.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The grounds are well kept. It is very nice for a stroll. There are plenty of hungry geese and ducks. Just be careful of the aggressive geese. The cemetery does have limited hours so always check to be sure it is open when you go.

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Stony Point, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A beautiful cemetery with lots of Kentucky history. I'm a bourbon fan and finding the sites of legends such as Pappy Van Winkle, WL Weller, Stitzel, Beam and Brown made for an interesting day.

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