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Metairie Cemetery

Address: 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA (Lakeview)
Phone Number: 504-486-6331
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Ranked #16 of 190 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.

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Wharton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Don't Miss the Angel of Grief! So beautiful to see all of these true monuments to those who have died.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We took a Southern Style Bus Tour and our guide was fantastic. This was a really notable stop we made and it was just fascinating to explore the names and styles of tombs, and all of the background of why they're buried this way.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

History at your door. Wonderful, amazing architecture. Did not get a map at the office, but would have helped. Highly recommend if you are into history.

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Reno, Nevada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I drove out to the cemetery and spent hours there. The tombs are fabulous - with Sculptures, stained glass, etc. it truly is worth the stop.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What strikes one is the overall, care and warmth of the people to preserve things. Your Guided tour Bus gets you here after showing what locals live like, their homes, streets the Tram car. Solitude is what one should get in Cemetery, and you will not be disappointed with what you see, some how i could not bring myself to... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Metairie Cemetery was on the tour route offered by Southern Styles Tours (see that review, too!), and it was well worth the time to travel up and down the many, many rows of graves and tombs. Of special interest was the "Millionaire's Row," where uniquely shaped and extravagant tombs - like the pyramidal Brunswig Mausoleum and the David McCan... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is an incredible cemetery located in the heart of the city (just 10 mins drive from French quarters). We went to this cemetery to see "weeping angel" located at Hyams family plot. We wandered for almost 45 mins and couldn't locate the angel, before a construction worker guided us to the location. The location was almost 3-4 mins drive... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love the history of old cemeteries in NOLA. Stunning tombs and stained glass. This is huge. Be prepared to wander for a while.

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Tel Aviv
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116 reviews 116 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

There is something so magnificent about the mausoleums in this cemetery - like little plantation dwellings. It's a very elegant place, nothing like the spooky cemeteries that everyone visits in New Orleans

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south florida
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261 reviews 261 reviews
57 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It goes on for a long time! Spooky during the day and even spookier at night. Much history here as you will see some amazing tombs and some creatures. Must see when in NOLA....Beware though!!!

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