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Address: Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street, NY 10470
Phone Number: 877-496-6352; 718-920-0500
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Description: Occupying more than 400 acres in the Bronx, this cemetery is known for the...
Occupying more than 400 acres in the Bronx, this cemetery is known for the ornate and imaginative mausoleums and monuments of some of the country's most famous industrialists and politicians.
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Historic

This cementery rest in peace a lot important people that leave in New York City for centuries ago such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Celia Cruz, Billy Martin and others. Rip

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Kissimmee, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This cementery rest in peace a lot important people that leave in New York City for centuries ago such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Celia Cruz, Billy Martin and others. Rip

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New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cemetery in the spring time with many magnolias and cherry trees in blossom. Must see graves include Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Jay Gould and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. First stop at Conservancy Office off Webster Ave. There are audio guides available ($5 and must leave photo id), free maps and restrooms (outside up some stairs). There is also an app... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Audubon Society had a great bird watch tour during mid April at the cemetery. It was a bit pricy but worth it. We had two exceptional guides who had super human powers because they could sense and locate a bird instantly and they knew the birds name.

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Spokane, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was a site I was surprised by. Not many people think going to a cemetery will be cool. With all the old tombstones and statues, this place was well worth the visit. A great walk. You can also see Herman Melville's resting spot here, and a very cool memorial to a couple that perished on the Titanic. Great place... More 

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Stockton
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This spot is magical, step back a century wandering among gorgeous temples in miniature, gothic, classical, some with stained glass, others so exquisite you could faint. Visiting a cemetery may seem odd, but it really is a beautiful, gorgeously landscaped space with the graves of many famous people. Miles Davis is next to Duke Ellington.

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Bronx, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have family buried here so I visit a lot. There are many famous people buried here, including artists & writers, civic leaders, entrepreneurs, great entertainers and jazz musicians . Some of my family members have a plot near Bat Masterson's grave. You have to see some of the monuments and mausoleums here. They are beautiful. The architecture is amazing.... More 

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Bronx, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This cemetery is so Historical! They have many famous people, for example Sir Miles Davis, Woolworth, Duke Edward Kennedy Ellington, Ciela Cruz, The Queen of Salsa! I can go on and on of who is buried at this Historical Cemetery. The monuments are to be marveled, they are a work of art. If you LOVE nature, bring your camera, in... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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267 reviews 267 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Being a western history buff I was excited to pay my respects to Bat Masterson. But there was much more. Woodlawn is like a serene park. And there is history everywhere. Besides Bat I found Duke Ellington and Miles Davis next to each other. Also Olive Thomas, a Rockefeller, a Woolworth and a Kress.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I like cemeteries as they are so filled with history, but this one is exceptional, lots of architecture, beautiful structures, and lovely windy trees, though we should have gotten maps; even the gps kept us going in circles trying to find the exit, but that is part of the unique memory of it.

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NYC
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Located at the very end of the 4 line in the Bronx, this historic (and still active) cemetery is beautifully landscaped and offers a quiet spot for contemplative walks. There are maps and brochures leading you to famous New Yorkers including many jazz greats. You feel far removed for urban realities. Even if you just enjoy the sprawling trees, architecture,... More 

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