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Lake View Cemetery

Address: 12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone Number: 216 421 2665
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Ranked #7 of 188 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Sign up for their trolley tour or you can go on a self guided with dvd version. I always bring out of town visitors here. It is a beautiful cemetery with many historic families buried here along with the James A. Garfield mausoleum. Not your ordinary cemetery, more like Central Park with graves.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have visited many old cemeteries over the years, including some very ancient 'settler' sites, and from my first visit to Lake View, when I was a youngster, to my latest visit last summer, it is very clear that Lake View is my second-most favorite cemetery. (Behind only Arlington National). Lake View Cemetery has such a huge diversity of gravestones... More 

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Cleveland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We visit Lake View several times a year and always see something new. If you are looking for art or for history, it is here. From celebrities to everyman, the many ways of commemorating the dead are on display and some, particularly St. Gaudens' statue on the Hay gravesite are true works of art.

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Cleveland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

If you're into a more macabre tourist attraction this is the place to go. It can take a whole afternoon if you let it because it seems to just keep going and going. Garfield's memorial is particularly interesting and the gentleman that runs it was very knowledgeable about the entire cemetery. It can be a little confusing driving around and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This cemetery is relatively large and can be a bit confusing to navigate. However, the place is perfect for someone looking for fresh air, peace and quiet, a picnic etc. Definitely not a spooky cemetery.

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Chardon, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Garfields tomb is a wonderful piece of architecture with a fabulous view from the top and the Wade (Tiffany) Chapel is fabulous beyond words. Visit during open hours to see inside both. The gardens and other tombs and grave markers are all works of art.

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Garfield Heights
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What a beautiful Cemetary. It is ironic how calming such a stressful place could be. If you get free time, spend it strolling this iconic place. Try to find the oldest tombstone and in doing so you will visit the graves of many famous people from actors to presidents and more. Clevelands who's who of graves.

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cleveland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great must see, be careful because getting there is kind of through the hood and kind of around it all is the hood. Once you're there however you'll be Ok. Don't however, get lost in the neighborhoods around there. Ok, sorry about all that lead in, Once inside great things to see like many of the Rockefellor family and many... More 

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Avon Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A great history lesson,beautiful grounds! Pick up a map in the office for the best drive,spring is beautiful,tons of birds etc..

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Lake City, Florida
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88 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

While visiting family my Son In-Law said that we needed to check out this cemetery. There are lots of grave of historical people. The day we were they they had closed access to most of the mausoleums ahd been closed for the winter. We will be back in the spring and will return.

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