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James A. Garfield Monument

12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH
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Ranked #15 of 83 Attractions in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Sarasota, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is a very nice memorial to James Garfield, located in Lakeview Cemetery near Little Italy. Inside are the caskets of Garfield and his wife in an appropriately solemn tomb. There is a staircase that goes up to a large outdoor veranda with a fabulous view of downtown Cleveland in the distance. Nearby is Wade Chapel, worth a visit on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great monument and awesome view on the top of the monument. Yoy can see the Cleveland. Great to walk around the monument too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are looking for quite in the midst of noise, beauty any season or a great view of the skyline, this is the place to be. The Monument is beautiful,and a tribute to not only someone who most definitely would have proved himself a great president, but also a tribute to the citizens of the Great Sate of Ohio... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just amazing to view all the details.. Also learned he is the ONLY American president whose casket is displayed above ground.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We grew up in Cleveland and have several relatives buried in Lakeview Cemetery. Finally, we were able to visit this monument! It is an enormous structure with the biographical history of President Garfield throughout its design. We enjoyed an informative explanation by one of the guides giving us a thorough appreciation of the significance of the life of Mr. Garfield.... More

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London, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I don't know what I was expecting exactly, but this didn't live up to it. There's a couple of caskets in the basement with a couple of ash urns of Garfield's daughter and her husband. The main floor has a 7 foot statue of the man who was president for only 6 months. I was expecting more ... stuff, but... More

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Norton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Lakeview is such an interesting cemetery to visit. My husband "why are we visiting a cemetery? But once we got there he was in awe! Elliot Ness final resting place is there, which he was so excited to see. The Garfield monument is outstanding. It shows a lot of wear on the outside, but the inside is a sight to... More

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Garfield Monument is a must when visiting Lakeview Cemetery. Free to the public, the monument itself is a gem of period architecture, and houses a wonderful nugget of American history. President Garfield and his wife are interred in the lowest level, and is the only casket of an American President on full public display. Far from being tawdry, the... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I enjoyed this attraction so much. The monument is beautiful and the visit is free. If you like history and US presidents, don't miss this! I think it is wonderful that the cemetery supports this monument.

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Totowa, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

what an amazing mounment. a must see. the entire cemetery believe it or not is pretty cool to check out. check out Rockefellers obelisk too

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