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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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A beautiful historical location

Our group met here to view this beautiful resting place. We took the walking tour and learned much about the iconology of the cemetery and much of the history of the cemetery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our group met here to view this beautiful resting place. We took the walking tour and learned much about the iconology of the cemetery and much of the history of the cemetery especially as it pertains to the Civil War. Additionally, we visited many graves of those that are known as Movers and Shakers not only of St. Louis but... More 

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Bethalto, IL, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a very impressive cemetery located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi just north of town. The Busch family are buried here as well as Clark from the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition. While this is impressive to see, make sure to be out of the neighborhood well before dark!

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Norco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

California might have a cemetery with many celebrities but it's got nothing on this point of interest in the "Show me state". You will find Senators, M. Clark of "Lewis and Clark" and the founder of Anheiser Busch to name a few. The trek is an easy meandering drive through the cemetery with a map explaining with markers popular residence... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The cemetery was easy to find an interesting to explore. The office provided reference maps for driving through the three+ miles of cemetery grounds. It is a beautiful layout with numbered markers denoting graves of special significance (William Clark and his family, the founder of Anhauser Busch and his family, many Civil War veterans). The tombs, headstones, and family plots... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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