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Metairie Cemetery

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA (Lakeview)
504-486-6331
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Ranked #14 of 172 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Description: This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
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Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If your into cemeteries, Mausoleums and cripts this is the place to be! Some of the most amazing architecture I have seen! It'll take a few hours to walk around the entire place! It's also within walking distance to the last stop on the Canal Street Streetcar so its accessable.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Interesting cemetery esp the pyramid. Clean and easy to drive around. Felt very safe and didn't seem very creepy like other cemeteries.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've been wanting to visit the Metairie Cemetery for years. I finally got my chance while visiting New Orleans a few days ago. It was the highlight of my trip, but I'm a big history buff, especially of the Civil War. So, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the graves of General Beauregard, General Taylor, as well as various governors of Louisiana... More

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Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This cemetery is beautiful. If cemeteries are your thing (there are mine!) then this is a must see! So much to look at, and if you are a photographer you will be happy, there are a ton of crosses and angels.

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Aurora
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Out of town---so well kept and beautiful individuals mosoleums. So stately and so eloquent! Sits in an area of town with beautiful homes surrounding the area.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Everyone is buried above ground and if you can see a funeral procession in person, join the Second line procession and have fun!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It needs some maintenance but too much and it would lose it's charm and feel. A meander through the crumbling remains reminds the history

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Huntington Beach, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We visited here because there was a 5k run going on. My sister ran in it. It was nice but it is 'regular' cemetery.

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North Port
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We took trolley across from our hotel directly to the end of the line. Three cement aires that all are just a little different.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is a beautiful cemetery with rich histories. I got some fantastic photographs. You are able to both walk and drive around. It is right off of I-10 and about 10 min from the garden district where we stayed.

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