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Address: 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504-486-6331
Description: This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a...
This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
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The cemeteries in New Orleans are really majestic. What an honor to be buried in one of the family mausoleums in a beautiful ornate park. New Orleans knows how to respect the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
kythoro
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Lexington, South Carolina
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Lexington, South Carolina
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262 reviews 262 reviews
157 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The cemeteries in New Orleans are really majestic. What an honor to be buried in one of the family mausoleums in a beautiful ornate park. New Orleans knows how to respect the dead. Very peaceful serene area. Well laid out and easy to walk. Trip would not have been complete without seeing the cemeteries with all their history.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It was great visit to an unusual place. Our guide was funny, knowledgeable and made the whole experience more memorable.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Well, beginning March 1 the cemetery starting charging an admission fee! $20. The only way to enter is to pay a fee and stay with the tour group. No thank you.

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SLC, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Was very interesting. Gave a good view of the local culture and the guides were a great addition. Worth the time to explore.

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kyle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We took the tours in the French Quarter and decided to see what a newer cemetary would look like. A world of difference, this particular one is beautiful with well kept, manicured lawns and bushes around the plots. a must see if you are into cemetary's

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Part of a tour round New Orleans, very interesting history, and did a walk around the different tombs.

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United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This tour was worth our time and money. Very interesting. Our carriage tour included a stop at this cemetery. You cannot get in without a tour guide.

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Houston, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful historic cemetery was originally a race track, as you drive around, you can almost tell where the track use to be, based on the layout of the roads of mausoleums. Beautiful ornate angelic sculptures grace many of the enclosures, or they reside on top. Perhaps the most sought out tomb is the Hyams Family Tomb, which contains the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The roads were clean and easy to access and barring the Disney Movie being filmed there that we had to go around, was really nice to visit.

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sacramento, ca
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Can't believe all those tombs are above ground and they all look grand! Must visit and see them. We were able to drive through the cemetery and visit the place.

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