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Woodlawn Cemetery

1502 West Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606
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Ranked #21 of 42 Attractions in Toledo
Type: Historic Sites, Cemeteries
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Toledo, Ohio
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207 reviews 207 reviews
110 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Take a lil day cation, and find Toledo pyramid... If you like old time gravesites, you'll enjoy this one just fine

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Toledo, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

it may seem strange to some that a cemetery can be beautiful and very interesting, it is also an arboretum and it is on the National Register of Historic Places. i have given many tours to our friends. being so old it has many styles of old grave stones. many mausoleums and obelisks, even a very large stone chair. the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Don't let the other poster fool you. I was once a teenager. And I used to sneak in there at night all the time. Never vandalized. Never tried to raise the dead loo. We just went there to get away for a few hours andsmoke ccigarettes. That review was hilarious though. It is a beautiful place.

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Toledo, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is not your typical historical cemetery where you walk around tombstones and memorials and chapels (which are greatly made by the way). This is also an arboretum where you can enjoy all sort of trees while you walk around ponds or crossing bridges over the Ottawa River. Look for free guided tours where docents explain about the history of... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This cemetery is dangerous. it is widely known for being haunted, and many young kids hang around especially at night. They vandalize the cemetery and conduct witchcraft and seances in the surrounding park. It is a very dangerous place to go which is unfortunate due to the fact that it is supposed to be a place to let those who... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Visited in the fall and again today. So much to see. Wonderful variety of stones and layouts. Will be returning later in the spring and summer.

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Sylvania Ohio USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The family markers are kept in good shape. The roads are well maintained It is a relief that some of my wife's relatives who are their have such a nice quiet atmosphere to rest in.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The landscaping here is so wonderful...it's such a quiet beautiful place to visit on a not-so-great side of town. Some of the features of the cemetery are run down, like the old chapel. It's a shame that some benevolent philanthropist doesn't come along and donate the money to fix the place up! Woodlawn cemetery is one of Toledo's gems, in... More

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Sylvania, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Very interesting to wander through this old Toledo Cemetery! Large Monuments and Head Stones - even a special BABY (Infant) section. Love the bridge and meandering stream - this cemetery is very peaceful and calming.

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Waterville, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I've been to Arlington, Evergreen and others, and this one wins for beauty of setting and monuments. Unbelievable that it's in the heart of Toledo bordering I75. I've taken pictures here during winter that boggle the mind. Unfortunate that it's in such a decaying area of Toledo, though decay has touched the cemetery rather lightly.

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