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Address: 1502 West Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606
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Historic and Lovely

Established in 1876, this beautifully landscaped cemetery was part of the nation's rural cemetery movement. This focused on establishing cemeteries outside rapidly growing cities... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Established in 1876, this beautifully landscaped cemetery was part of the nation's rural cemetery movement. This focused on establishing cemeteries outside rapidly growing cities to address overcrowding, possible public health risks and the need for leisure space. Woodlawn is on the National Register of Historic Places Today, at least 65,000 individuals, from babies to prominent Toledo citizens, are interred within... More 

3 Thank Rumples
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

No zombies! Great place to play frisbee with the dog. Although you might need to move a few large rocks outta the way, that seem to litter the place.

Thank bensA9680RC
Holland, Ohio
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My parents are here, it is very peaceful, lots of old monuments, winding creek adds to a great atmosphere. Hope when its my time, I stay here!

Thank JOHN P
Perrysburg, Ohio
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59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Woodlawn is Toledo's edition of the "Rural Cemetery Movement" of the late 19th century. Well laid out with miles of curving roadways, ponds and a great collection of trees and shrubs. It is especially picturesque in the springtime when the flowering tress are in bloom; fall is another very colorful period. Pick up a copy of "Toledo's Woodlawn Cemetery" (Arcadia... More 

Thank PburgEngineer
Toledo, Ohio
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563 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
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

Thank Sonny_circumvehor
Toledo, Ohio
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 

Thank karen t
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

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.

1 Thank Seboyna
Toledo, Ohio
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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 

2 Thank Mehrad S
Toledo, Ohio
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39 reviews
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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 

5 Thank kathyjred
Toledo, Ohio
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3 reviews
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.

Thank babsmonroe

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