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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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London, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Asheville, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

An exemplar of period architecture and an homage to an overlooked 19th century American leader. Free admission and open access to most levels of the rotunda. Views of Cleveland and Lake Erie are photo worthy. From one upper porch you can see JD Rockefeller's burial obelisk at the same cemetery. The whole cemetery is worth a long, quiet stroll ESPECIALLY... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Was totally impressed with the view of Cleveland from the balcony! I would take any visitor that wants to see Cleveland up there..... fantastic!

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Belmont, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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