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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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Went to see the Angel of Grief - must see!

We really enjoyed walking around the cemetery after seeing the angel of grief which is why we originally went. Enter the cemetery at the gate by the I-10 overpass and City Street... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed walking around the cemetery after seeing the angel of grief which is why we originally went. Enter the cemetery at the gate by the I-10 overpass and City Street. From the streetcar - cross the street and make a left, go under the overpass and the gate will be up a few steps. Go to the right... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Supposedly you can only visit the cemeteries on a guided tour now but my wife and I walked in like we knew what we were doing and no one said anything to us. Unless you are really into this sort of thing, it will only take you 20-30 minutes to get the feel of the place and be ready to... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very historic and unusual. I don't think I would have appreciated it if I hadn't taken the "Free Walking Tour" where you get the perspective of the place. Fantastic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had a great tour guide who was able to tell the "stories" but also the facts. If you like history, this is the place to spend a few hours. Later I went and found the books our tour guide recommended, and he was right on the dime with the facts and stories.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is such a beautiful, historic cemetery. We walked through here as part of a tour and took pictures and it was amazing to see how old some of these tombs are and how they are still standing after all these years and conditions. This is a must see while visiting Nola!

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Thecemetary was a bit shabby but it told an interesting story about the history of the city and its people. It was unique with its above ground burials and amazing sculptures. It would be a fun trip at Halloween.

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arlington heights, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It's free and different from what you see in other cities, so it has that going for it. I would say plan on less than an hour to drive around and see some interesting statuary. I was a little sad we didn't find Louis Prima (we didn't have a map of what's where) but we were lucky one of the... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Utterly amazing stonework in this one where the creme de la creme of NO are buried. Sadly, the weeping Angel is behind a locked door and it is a long cab ride to get there, but well worth the visit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We took a drive through the cemetery, and we were very glad we did. It was fascinating, and quite unlike anything else we'd seen before. We didn't do a tour, we just spent a bit of time looking around this very unique cemetery. It is unique, and impressive, so do call in and have a look around - well worth... More 

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Glendora
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Due to the water level, the headstones are above ground, which makes them great hiding places...but the stones are a great thing to discover. BE CAREFUL!

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