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Cave Hill Cemetery

701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204 (Central Business District)
(502) 451-5630
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Ranked #6 of 83 Attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Dunedin, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The grounds are kept up very nicely. There is a lot of history here as the cemetary has been here a long time. It can be a little confusing to get around and pretty easy to get lost.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been coming to CHC since I was born to visit relatives, take pictures, explore all the history and always feed the ducks. Love spring time when the ducklings hatch, they will run right up to you and stand on your feet. Highly recommend history tour and photography (with the deepest respect of course, my whole family is laid... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This cemetery is an art museum, a history museum, a park and a mindful place all in one. I visit frequently to relax and discover.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This Cemetary has very beautiful grounds. Do not live in Louisville, but have family & friends buried here. Very large grounds, but stop at building right beyond front gates. They have a directory & map to show you how to get around. The Cemetary is set among rolling hills & ponds. Took me back to when I was a child... More

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Brunswick, Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
42 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Seems like on many of our vacations we seem to be driving and/or walking through more cemeteries. We found out about it from the downtown Louisville visitor center. The is a small time line of Colonel Sanders, founder of KFC. Anyway, found out he was buried at Cave Hill. Very nice scenic drive. It's like looking at different art work... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Great artistry, beautiful landscaping. Lots of history, civil war area graves. Would highly recommend. Not far from birth home of Hunter S Thompson

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Simpsonville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Yes!!! This old, huge, beautiful historical centenary is well worth a drive thru, or stroll. The gorgeous landscaping along with some very old, expensive, beautifully crafted stones, monuments and memorials is very interesting. Some famous people and historical families are laid to rest here, as well as many loved Louisvillians and their families.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went to see Col, Sanders gravestone - very disappointed by a simple slab with "Sanders" on it. Expected something more colorful. But lots of elaborately etched markers, many angel and artistic markers, some quite weird.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I'm not really one for cemeteries, however it was truly breath taking. Who says you can't take it with you, some of the mausoleums are so ornate it was awesome. Don't forget to follow the yellow line to Colonel Sanders plot. Ps a little farther down is a magician in the reveal pose for all eternity.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What a beautiful place, The graves are so well kept, the history all around you, the trees, the flowers, the lakes, the swans, the civil war stones, the monuments,,,,, this place is fantastic.

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