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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 and Historic

My friends suggested I go to this cemetery while my wife was at a convention. It was well worth the drive from University City. The rolling hillside it perfect for featuring a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My friends suggested I go to this cemetery while my wife was at a convention. It was well worth the drive from University City. The rolling hillside it perfect for featuring a huge Selection of tombstones of a every type. The presentation using the provided brochure lets one see not only the famous people buried there, but the selection of... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Visited on a bright Sunday day afternoon. This place was beautiful! Stopped at the office ladies working were very helpful. They have maps with a walking tour of different trees and those buried. Found out you could down load an app to use while visiting. Would come back for a longer visit, so much to see.

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North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Thank you Don for a great walking tour. Very informative and interesting. Didn't realize all the famous or infamous people buried there. He even had tidbits and facts about the people, trees and markings. But the two hour tour didn't cover everything which made me stay and tour some of the others things Don mentioned. A great day hanging with... More 

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Top Contributor
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40 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Bellefontaine Cemetery is a beautiful place. In the spring, you can smell the flowers and tree blossoms. In the fall, you can see all of the different colors of leaves. As you stroll the quiet, meandering roads of the cemetery you can marvel at the architecture and the artistry of bygone ages. Bellefontaine Cemetery bills itself as a Botanical Garden... More 

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Watson, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Do you love history or art? If you do you'll love this place. Many famous people here. Adolphus Bush is here as well as his father in law Eberhard Anheuser. If you don't know who they are, they are the founders of Budweiser beer. William Clark of Lewis & Clark. Robert Brooking of the Brookings Institute. The founders of Buster... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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178 reviews 178 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 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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