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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
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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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Really really interesting. Better if you have a guide to explain all the important graves and their history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Really really interesting. Better if you have a guide to explain all the important graves and their history.

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I visited New Orleans and visiting Metairie Cemetery was a must! From downtown New Orleans, it did take some time getting here, but well worth it. There are several other cemeteries in the area, this one was a little tricky to get to, at least when I went. If coming from the street car stop, you need to go under... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Took the double decker unlimited bus and went to several cemeteries. Did a lot of walking. Would do it all again. A lot of information that the double decker bus had at one of its stops. Grab the hand out it give you a lot of info you wouldn't have otherwise

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Nola has cemetery nothing like I have seen in FL! I am sure which ever cemetery you choose you will enjoy the beautiful designs of the monuments! Metairie cemetery had ones that from the street looked amazing and they were up close, that's why I picked it here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We didn't go on a tour for this cemetery. We stopped in the funeral home (trying to find the entrance to the cemetery is the hardest part) and they gave us a map which we requested. We easily drove around and found various stops we wanted to see (Anne Rice's husband's tomb, the crying angel, Beauregard, Jefferson Davis' old burial... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Decided not to go on the 'other' cemetery tour. Came here by myself and took in the beauty and peace of the place. Took a while for me to find the weeping angel but it was worth the extra effort to find it. The sun was shining perfectly in the blue stained glass window which gave me some excellent pictures.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Beautiful, peaceful, and historic. Get there early in the morning to avoid crowds. The Weeping Angel "sister" statue is in a mausoleum in the very southeast corner, facing the 10 freeway. Thanks so much to Edwin for pointing it out to us. Plus Katie's restaurant is just a few minutes away.

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We did this on our last day in town when I was tired of being hot! It was great to stop into the funeral home and grab a CD and map to do this in your car and get a reprieve from the heat. Some very interesting stories, I only wish they had more!

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Venice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I received quite an education about Louisiana cemeteries. Reasons for being above ground, paupers graves & their origin.Definitely worth the visit!

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Interesting to visit. To see all the crypts and raised stones was an eye opener. Husband was looking at all the dates on the stones. Lots of history in this cemetery.

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