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Bellefontaine Cemetery

4947 W Florissant Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63115 (Riverfront)
314 381-0750
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Ranked #28 of 150 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Interesting and historical cemetery; this is a driving and walking tour; suggest a guide due to the history of some of the people laid to rest there.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful grounds with mausoleums and graves with many historic St. Louis family names - Busch, Anheuser, Cupples, Lammert to name a few. Was a bit hard to find specific graves without a map. Lovely place to take a few minutes to decompress and gather your thoughts.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Was told about the cemetery by a taxi driver and I was intrigued! When a taxi driver suggests a cemetery, it must be worth a visit. So we went on a Sunday afternoon in spring. My husband, myself and the dogs. We were pleasantly surprised. The grounds are beautiful, wonderful for a walk. Many many trees planted, a number of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We heard that there was a Louis Sullivan designed mausoleum here and that it was worth seeing. We were very surprised that there were no markings to find it. It's a lovely cemetery, we just could have done without the 1/2 hour of driving around to find what we were looking for. It's not in a great part of town... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Then this has something extra since many notable St Louisians are buried here. The grounds are gorgeous and the atmosphere serent.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Giant - really giant cemetery. Looks like people all over St. Louis are just dying to get in... This town has more churches and cemeteries that any city I've ever seen!

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Springfield
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I'd love to go back and do some of the their other tours. We were visiting St. Louis for the US Grant Symposium and this was one event offered. We were almost too late due to a misunderstanding on my part. We received some great information about people who served in or were part of the civil war era in... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

With the printed material, we found many interesting sites of famous military, St Louis citizens. The material also provided interesting facts about the ones resting there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I visited the cemetery on a snowy February day. The roads in the cemetery were not plowed and were slick in places but with all-wheel drive it was fine. The cemetery was a creepy winter wonderland. The mausoleums were beautiful and it was hard not to get out of the car and peer into every one. That would take days... More

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St Louis
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This might not be your first choice for a lesson in history, but this cemetery has a lot of St Louis history. Lots of significant tombs and historical figures, it's a beautiful park.

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