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Lakewood Cemetery

Address: 3600 Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone Number: 612 822 2171
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Ranked #20 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Cemeteries, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Owner description: One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country

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Ely, Minnesota
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99 reviews 99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Both of my parents are buried there. Tranquil place that if peaceful and wonderful. Beautiful and serene. A nice place to visit and meditate.

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Minnesota, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is not just a cemetery. It is living history with many stories to be told about those residents buried there. It is also an oasis of well landscaped gardens and trees in the midst of the city. A place of peace where beauty can be admired and enjoyed.

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Belleair Bluffs, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Overlooking the lake, this cemetery is exceptionally serene and is beautifully designed. Majestic oak trees, winding paths and stunning architecture.

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Mesa, Arizona
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156 reviews 156 reviews
50 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Do you ever enjoy going to a Cemetery? This is one to definitely enjoy. There are many very impressive monuments with some that overlook the river. This was a very pleasant place to visit and photograph.

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Eugene, Oregon
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108 reviews 108 reviews
47 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

What a beautiful cemetery in a lovely setting. Many great people and families are resting here. Governors, Senators and a VP ! Upon entering the cemetery, we turned right and stopped at the second mausoleum. The inside of the building was air conditioned and like a lobby of a grand hotel, with plush carpeting and oversize chairs. We went down... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lakewood cemetery, located on the east side of Lake Calhoun, is interesting since many famous people are buried there such as Hubert Humphrey, vice-president of the USA, and Paul Wellstone, beloved senator for MN. The real hidden gem, however, is the chapel. The overall design is based on the shape of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. Six Italian mosaic... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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401 reviews 401 reviews
176 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Lakewood Cemetery is located on the eastern shores of Lake Calhoun, directly south of the Uptown area of Minneapolis. I went on the self-guided walking tour with my wife on a Saturday morning and enjoyed strolling through this large cemetery. The day before we were walking around Lake Calhoun for the hundredth time and decided to do something different the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is the most beautiful cemetery in the twin cities period. States founding families buried here along with Sen Humphrey and assorted Governors civil war heroes and other politicos. We have family buried there since 1865 and my family will be interns there as well so it must be good

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. Lots of historic figure buried here (you can pick them out by their elaborate monuments), and many unique areas within the cemetery. My grandmother is buried here, along with some other relatives, and if you go to the main building and ask, they will look up specific plots for you and... More

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208 reviews 208 reviews
89 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I am not a fan of cemeteries but this cemetery is considered one of the prettiest in the area. It has some beautiful chapels and the architecture is quite eye-catchy.

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