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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

3421 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA (Fairgrounds)
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Ranked #44 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Cemeteries
Traveler Description:   St Louis Cemetary No.3 is walking distance from the New Orleans Museum of Art. If you are traveling by car , there are newly paved roads to drive... more »
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nola
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

no matter what city my wife and i are visiting we always to manage to squeeze in a cemetary. we learn so much about a place when we go to their resting places. cemetaries in new orleans are unique so they're VERY worth making time to go see them. st louis #3 is not the oldest of the three st... More

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Charlottetown, PEI
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121 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Take time to visit the various types of plots at this cemetery. Statuary also lovely (see Mother Teresa statue near the entrance. Unfortunately we were on a city tour and our stop was too short.

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New York City, New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
126 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I stopped at this cemetery while on a bus tour of the city for about fifteen minutes. Its not a huge place but you definitely need more than fifteen minutes to look around at all the impressive tombs and statues, some of which are much bigger than I would have expected. If going with kids, just remember it is a... More

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Orlando, Florida
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189 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is THE cemetery you want to see while in New Orleans. Of course, everyone only talks about Lafayette Cemetery as it is THE main cemetery in New Orleans, but in my opinion, this one is even better. The graves are all above ground like all of the other cemeteries in New Orleans due to the very high water table.... More

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Long Beach, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
70 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We ventured on this cemetery from a city tour. I think St. Louis Cemetery #1 was a little more exciting, but this one is beautiful too. A tour guide is a must because there is so much to learn about New Orleans cemeteries.

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Los Angeles
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Streetcar will drop you just a block away - it drops you right in front of CityPark (another great place to visit) then just walk to this cemetery. It's across the street from an elementary school so it's very safe. I went alone once and once with a girlfriend. Much larger than the Lafayette cemetery with some HUGE tombs... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Definitely visit this site. Do it as part of a tour so that you learn why their cemeteries are the way they are. Not gruesome or sad in any way.

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Kansas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The cemetery was eerily pretty. It was a perfectly clear day so the sky was just beautiful over this cemetery. We stopped here as part of a tour and the guide was very informative with his facts and figures. It's amazing to realize how many people are buried in one spot. I would visit here again and stay longer to... More

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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We chose to wander through this cemetery because it was closest to our B&B, and from the reviews of the other cemeteries it was much less crowded. My husband and I spent the better parts of an hour looking at all of the interesting tombs and only left because we started to get hungry! It's a very neat place to... More

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Oklahoma
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Interesting information and customs shared by driver. All burials are above ground which is unique to other areas of US.

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