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James A. Garfield Monument

12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH
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Ranked #15 of 81 attractions in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Belmont, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I love history and going to Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, is a giant lesson in itself. This monument is glorious! Like a tower off of a European castle. The inside is a work of art. The type of craftsmanship you just to not see any more. The tour guide was so informative. The tiles, the walls, the windows !... More

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Cape Coral
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Though located in a cemetery, this monument was beautiful, and everyone should pay this a visit! The building is very old and has an amazing lookout balcony. President Garfield's body and his wife's body are held there, as well as his daughter's and son-in-law's ashes. The staff member on sight was very polite and knowledgeable, he gave us a lot... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It may seem odd to take out of town guests to a cemetery but do not miss a visit to Lakeview Cemetery. On Mayfield Road, just up the street from all the great Italian restaurants in "Little Italy", is the Lakeview Cemetery. We visited this past weekend with out of town guests, 2 adults and two 12 year olds. We... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I went to Cleveland looking for Mr. Ness grave, after that I decided to look for this famous Garfield Monument and wow!! I had to say that this was such a great experience of history and a oportunity to learn about the life of the 20th president of the United States... Dont forget to take a look at the top... More

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Allen, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very nice monument. Beautiful view of the city when you go to the top. Being able to view the caskets was a very somber experience, especially knowing he was murdered.

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Gates Mills, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you are visiting Lakeview Cemetery, then you should tour this monument not only for the history it affords us, but for the great view it provides of Lake Erie. Be sure to see the beautiful Tiffany stained glass windows. Why not have lunch or dinner in Little Italy after touring Lakeview Cemetery? I love: Presti's almond cookies, Corbo's cassata... More

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Springboro, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Plan on taking at least half an hour. I am trying to visit all presidential sites, about half way through,.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

... it's a nice place to stop while you walk the cemetery to relax and get out of the sun, There are also restroom which is nice on the lower crypt level.

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Naperville, Illinois
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335 reviews 335 reviews
137 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Didn't even cross any of my Cleveland trip planing materials, but this is a can't miss. One of the most spectacular monuments to a President I've ever seen. The man working the desk was very helpful and friendly; gave us a lot of information about Garfield. We were then able to go into the crypt and up to the top... More

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Washington, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Before TripAdvisor I didn't know this place even existed. Walking into the monument we were greeted by a very friendly and knowledgeable man. He told us a little about Garfield and what the pictures on the walls and windows meant. While the inside is very well kept I do have to agree with another review that said the monument needs... More

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