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Address: 12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone Number: +1 216-421-2665
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7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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As a tourist destination, The Lake View Cemetery offers a variety of...

As a tourist destination, The Lake View Cemetery offers a variety of walking, bus, and self-guided tours. Among the tour topics are geology, architecture, horticulture, nature, animals, and history. In addition, there are picnic sites and hiking trails. Some of the well-known points of interest include:

The Garfield Monument

Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours.

Dedicated in 1890 to honor James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States

180' tall, 154 steps

Architect — George Keller

Caskets of the President and his wife, Lucretia, are displayed for viewing

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Wade Chapel

Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours.

Built in honor of Jeptha Wade, founder of the Western Union Telegraph Company and first president of The Lake View Cemetery Association

Made of granite from Barre, VT with an interior and window by Louis Comfort Tiffany studios

Architect — Hubbell & Benes

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Rockefeller Monument

Erected to honor the family of John Davison Rockefeller, financier and philanthropist, founder of Standard Oil Company

65' tall; 357,680 lbs.

Made of one piece of granite, the largest piece ever quarried for memorialization purposes in Barre, Vermont

Community Mausoleum

Dedicated in April, 1990

1148 crypts, 928 niches

Contemporary architecture

Architects — Harley Ellington Pierce Yee Associates, Inc., Southfield, Michigan

Builders — Carbone Construction

Lake View Cemetery Dam (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Project)

Dedicated in 1978

The largest concrete-poured dam east of the Mississippi at the time

500' across, 60' above grade, 30' below grade

Holds 80M gallons storm water

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A gem which should be better known

Thank you,TripAdvisor, for alerting me to a real gem which seems to be surprisingly little known, even in Cleveland. My wife's brother and sister in law have lived in the city for... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thank you,TripAdvisor, for alerting me to a real gem which seems to be surprisingly little known, even in Cleveland. My wife's brother and sister in law have lived in the city for many years, and are generally quite well clued in culturally, but they had never heard of the Wade Chapel. (They were delighted to have discovered it.) Very well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A guided tour is a great way to learn about the history of cleveland in an entertaining way. Don't miss the Garfield monument with a view of Lake Erie and the chapel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drove through with a van full of younger people. We read all the gravestones, well most of them. It was very interesting and educational for all.

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Thank Mary W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a peaceful beautiful place. The tombstone monuments are unique. A great place to go and take pictures. The Wade Chapel and Garfields Tomb are two of the highlights. During the summer, there is always someone available to give you the history. You can see people driving along, jogging or walking.

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Thank bluebutterfly1963
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to visit, from Presidents, Rockeffer and Elliot Ness. Some of the most beautiful memorials. Also in the spring daffodil hill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a self guided tour from a book and the results were mediocre. The cemetery offers theme and guided tours throughout the year that we found were far more helpful. We saw graves of key Clevelanders like Elliott Ness and interesting architecture.

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Thank NorthCostGuy
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lakeview is a Victorian cemetery. Many famous people, including John D Rockefeller and President James Garfield, are buried there. The Tiffany-designed Wade Chapel is stunning. Many of the memorials were carved by artisans who immigrated from Italy. The grounds are beautiful.

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Thank Maggie9294
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful in the spring, summer, and fall. Lots of interesting history to learned. A lovely place to take a leisurely walk.

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Thank Diane P
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

See the gorgeous stained glass in the chapel and the grave site of a professional baseball player who died playing the game.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ride our motorcycle here at least twice a year when the weather is nice. It's a very large cemetery with beautiful views of the Lake and Cleveland. The Garfield Monument is a must but don't forget to look for the other celebs like Harvey Pekar and Eliiot Ness.

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