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Bellefontaine Cemetery

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Address: 4947 W Florissant Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63115
Phone Number: 314 381-0750
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Beautiful park

I love visiting this cemetery. The history of our city is apparent, and it is beautiful no matter the time of year. My son enjoys exploring and it is always peaceful; great for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Nikki B
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love visiting this cemetery. The history of our city is apparent, and it is beautiful no matter the time of year. My son enjoys exploring and it is always peaceful; great for photography. Many monuments are impressive and it's worth it to walk around and really check everything out.

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Philadelphia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
91 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This peaceful cemetery was stunning! I was cold, wet and hungry but that did not matter. I studied the cemetery since July waiting all those months to visit there. I was in St. Louis on business and an extra early flight in permitted me the time I needed to absorb and enjoy. Although I prefer a sunny warm day, the... More 

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Saint Louis, MO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This cemetery is very large and open. Though the map(s) can be very confusing, the self-guided tour is worth it. If you are a history buff, then Bellefontaine Cemetery is a great historical place to visit in St. Louis. Grab a map, get out of the car, and take a trip through history. The Wainwright Tomb and the Lemp Mausoleum... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
58 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
53 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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