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Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

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Address: 118 Woodland Avenue, Dayton, OH 45409-2892
Phone Number: 937.228.2581
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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This cemetery is peaceful and picturesque, perfect for a leisurely walk or a local history lesson. At the top of the hill, you get a fantastic view of Dayton. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Sara W
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This cemetery is peaceful and picturesque, perfect for a leisurely walk or a local history lesson. At the top of the hill, you get a fantastic view of Dayton. They occasionally offer guided walking tours. You need to sign up in advance. I went on the halloween one and it was a great experience. Check the website.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful historical cemetery set on the highest point in Dayton. Well-preserved via Foundation. Burial place of famous Daytonians, including the Wright Brothers, Erma Bombeck, et al. Historical trees and landscape on interesting hilly terrain.

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went to Woodland to visit our family plot and discovered two fresh, unauthorized graves. Woodland decided to change their rules, without notice to us, and allowed the burial of a woman who was at one time married to my father-in-law AND her current husband who is no relation to our family in our family plot (purchased in 1954 by... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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83 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I went to the cemetery to have a look around and left pretty quickly. I saw the Wright Brother's stone heads and stood at the over look of Dayton. Not much to do here. I did notice people running. It's pretty hilly so I bet you could get a great work out here. I would only stop by if its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We tour the cemetery.. Guides were great. I learned a lot. It's a beautiful place. They are several famous Daytonians buried there.

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Dayton, Ohio
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36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

While "attraction" may not be the correct term, this cemetery with it's hilly topology and wonderful view of the surrounding country side, is a wonderful peaceful place to walk and contemplate.

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Dayton, OH
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It never would have occurred to me to rate a cemetery as an "attraction", but Woodland is one of my favorite places to just walk, think, and enjoy the surroundings. I've never taken an actual tour of Woodland, but as I recall maps are available to help visitors find the various historic graves located throughout the cemetery. As others have... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Most people would not enjoy a cemetery but woodland is a old inner city cemetery located on a hill ,large and beautiful full of historic graves and great views . Erma Bombeck,the Wright brothers and more are located here .

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Hope, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A really neat cemetery tour. Great characters with great stories. I learned there is a LOT of history in the area.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Woodland is absolutely the most beautiful cemetery. If you are in Dayton and love cemeteries it is a definite must visit. I love how peaceful it is even though it has city surrounding it. It was started back in the mid 1800s so designated historic and there are many notable people buried there.

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