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Lakewood Cemetery

Address: 3600 Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone Number: 612 822 2171
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Ranked #21 of 94 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Owner description: One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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153 reviews 153 reviews
28 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went to see Tiny Tim. We found his grave if that is what you call it. He is in the mausoleum. Holy cow are they fancy! I have seen some in TV shows, but never in person. Elevator and restrooms in the building. After saying hi to Tiny we spent a while driving around and walking outside amongst the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Keep your head down....no not out of respect....but to read the headstones. This is a greqat histroical spot of the who's who who built this town in addition to beautiful monuments mark great events in Mpls. Nice quiet spot to reflect as well.

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Montreal, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
83 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

When we visit big cities, we stop practically always in cemeteries. They are the witnesses of our passage on the Earth. That of Minneapolis is of a very big surface and a big thanks to the gardener who returned to us to the entrance with its truck during the closure.

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HAM LAKE
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This old cemetery in South Minneapolis has beautiful rolling hills and many names that most citizens will recognize. It's almost a "who's who" of Minnesota history. There are beautiful family stones, and an outstanding architectural gem in tn the chapel. And, don't miss the lower flats where many of the less wealthy are buried and have flat headstones. If you... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The chapel may be locked, but be sure to ask at the main building for the staff to unlock it for you plus pick up a map of the grounds. The mosaic is outstanding. You don't need to go aboard to see such beauty.

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Ely, Minnesota
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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157 reviews 157 reviews
50 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
50 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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