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Lakewood Cemetery

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Address: 3600 Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone Number: 612 822 2171
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description: One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country

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beautiful, in the middle of Minneapolis

Relatives buried here. Love the flower beds facing West 36 th and Hennepin. Its truly a gorgeous place to visit. Doesn't feel like you are in a cemetery, more like a garden with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Relatives buried here. Love the flower beds facing West 36 th and Hennepin. Its truly a gorgeous place to visit. Doesn't feel like you are in a cemetery, more like a garden with beautiful sculpture.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

You can almost get lost in there, the Chapel is beautiful, with Mosaic tiles on all walls. I love the old headstones, especially the masoleum's. Also Hubert H. Humphrey is burried here. Vice President of the USA.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Beautiful example of a classic19th century cemetery situated on the East side of Lake Calhoun, an urban chain of parks and lakes in Minneapolis, Many historical graves and monuments with winding roads throughout. Initially developed during the time when families would often have Sunday picnics and outings under the sheltering trees while tending to their family plots. In the 1800s,... More 

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Minneapolis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a beautiful place, and the Byzantine chapel at Lakewood cemetery is one of our city's hidden gems.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

If you can gain entrance to the chapel do it! Spectacular tile work that can't be described. People occasionally picnic on the grounds. There are lakes and a herd of deer here

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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165 reviews 165 reviews
29 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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99 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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