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Elmwood Cemetery

824 South Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104
901 774 3212
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Ranked #11 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Type: Cemeteries
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Nottingham Uk
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Lovely to look around ,peacefully after a night out on the town.bigger than we thought,morbid but history right in front of you

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Collierville, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Go when azaleas blooming. It's like entering paradise once you cross that little bridge. Staff in office very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

If you want to know about a place visit the cemetery. It tells the story and how the care for their place in history. The audio tour was easy to follow and you can walk it or drive. Tennessee can be proud.

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Republic, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a beautiful old cemetery. Trees weren't in bloom yet, but it was still lovely. It was a cool morning, so we enjoyed being able to drive through and read the signs regarding the history of the cemetery and its residents. Unique monuments. A thought provoking journey.

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Memphis
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I photograph cemetaries around the world. One of the best is in my own backyard of Memphis. Wonderful history and statuary.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We rented the CD audio tour (we thought we were buying it till it said at the end to return it to the office) and enjoyed the tour except for 2 things: it went on way too long and it always seemed to have you stop just AFTER the particular spot you were to look at. And there was one... More

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Norman
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We did the auto tour. This is probably the most unique historical tour I have ever experienced. The audio CD takes you on a guided tour of the cemetery pointing out key markers, historical figures, and regaling the tourist with tales of the people who one lived in Memphis. Some were upstanding members of society, others were outlaws, some lived... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Thinking about touring a cemetery may sound creepy to some, and in fact, we never thought about giving it a try until we came across information regarding this one in Memphis. If you love history, art, and architecture, you will love this tour. We chose a self-guided tour and learned a lot about the history of the area. The cemetery... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

What a jewel in the heart of Memphis. We did the Scandals & Scoundrels Walking Tour. Very neat way to learn about the colorful past of Memphis. The tour guides were in character and in period costumes. Being a lifelong Memphian this was my first time to the cemetery and it was nice to be transported into a different world... More

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Kansas City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is one of the most fascinating cemeteries I have ever been in and it has a truly excellent audio tour that goes with it. When we went it was freezing cold outside and we still got out and walked around because the monuments in this cemetery are incredibly gorgeous and so descriptive compared to most tombstones! The staff there... More

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