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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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Longview, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cemetery! Notice dates, will make you think back to the history of the city. You might want to carry an umbrella to use as you walk. The sun was plenty hot. Give yourself a fare amount of time to see.

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McCook, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Love all the artistic monuments they are all in great shape and taken care of there are some old ones and a lot of new ones the workers were all really friendly too

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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
11 helpful votes 11 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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