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Metairie Cemetery

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA (Lakeview)
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Ranked #17 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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Coral Springs, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I was completely amazed at the elaborate gravesites. One was better than the next and not many were remotely similar! One of my favorites was the dog guarding the grave with tears in his eyes. Easy to drive. A little tricky to find the entrance.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is truly an amazing place. The architecture of the place makes it worth while. I know it's a cemetery but it's not what you would expect to see

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Atascadero, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We took the All City Bus tour which included a stop at Metairie Cemetery. The bus driver was knowledgeable about many of the families buried here. Great stories - great information. I'd definitely recommend a tour here with a guide

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Huge beautiful cemetery, gorgeous tombs and I found Louis Prima's with great epitaph " and in the end I know, they'll say I was just a gigolo and life goes on without me"!

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Orlando, FL
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You can take the streetcar down canal to the end and walk to the left under the freeway overpass and enter through a gate on the corner. It is a HUGE cemetery though and if its hot you might want to just drive and then you can drive around. However, finding the entrance is a bit of a trick. You... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
43 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The crypts are atop with countless angels, be they winged, flying, singing, or praying - all protecting those who have departed. Some are true masterpieces of art, and inspire those are artists to draw and replicate their beauty Others are simple in the beauty and simplicity, but Metairie Cementery is a great place to walk through and literally read history,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

i am bias as my family are here, but I can honestly say that I think this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I love this serene peace place...

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Frederick, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was looking for a beautiful cemetery to go to because I only had time to go to one on this visit. I am glad I went to this one. The monuments were beautiful. The angels, children and animal statues were gorgeous and the stain glass in some of the mausoleums were a surprise but a pleasant one. We did... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My friend and I drove to New Orleans last year for a long weekend from Jacksonville. We wanted to go to St. Louis Cemetery but it was closed. By word of mouth we ended up At the Metairie Cemetery. What an experience. Lots of old grave markers. One of the nice things about this cemetery is that you are able... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stopped in as part of the city tour (Greyline). Never seen an above ground cemetery before, and was a little auspicious about the trip. Very well kept and got a bit of a history lesson. Enjoyed learning about this cemetery.

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