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Metairie Cemetery

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Neighborhood: Lakeview
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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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So glad we stopped here on our trip! This cemetery is beautiful! It is extremely well maintained and you can drive thru it. Of course we got out and walked around because it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

So glad we stopped here on our trip! This cemetery is beautiful! It is extremely well maintained and you can drive thru it. Of course we got out and walked around because it is to beautiful and unique not to. I believe we spent almost 3 hours here and did not even get to see all of it. So amazing.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Fascinating cemetery a great taste of old New Orleans, take the street car and then wander around the Garden Diatrict

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You can drive through it and it has mandatory maintenance so it is well kept. You can drive through it on your own but for the history, tag it onto a tour. The Tweens dig it as well as the little ones. Lots of photo opportunities because of the opulence of the cemetery.

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Brookhaven, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It is like driving through and upscale neighborhood. I was amazed at the landscaping and the detail in the tomb and vaults. The artistry is simply amazing. If you are luck to walk up on a caretaker, they will give you an amazing tour. I was able to see and photograph the weeping angel, General PGT Beauregard's tomb, Jefferson Davis'... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We are not huge fans on NOLA, but we absolutely adores this cemetary. It is so well manicured and taken care of. So much history and beauty in one place. It's like an oasis in the city. We loved that you can actually drive around and get out at what interests you. The craftsmanship of some of the tombs were... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to see the local famous above ground pieces of art with dead people in them. Some of them are simply amazing. We went in the morning and felt very safe and didn't really see anybody else. We thought it was odd considering that we went on a Saturday morning. Go to this one and avoid the more famous... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Metairie Cemetery may take you a little distance but it is certainly worth visiting - if you like this sort of attraction. I found it interesting but it certainly leaves you feeling a little solemn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took our wedding photos here. There are still some mausoleums that haven't been restored after Hurricane Katrina, but the architecture is wonderful.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful cemetery, so much history.. You must walk through and read as many stones as you can.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

So beautiful. So much to take in. Take your time. Read the monuments, you really get a sense of the history and culture of NOLA. It has beautiful stain glass and stone work through out.

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Address: Address: 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504-486-6331
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Lakeview

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