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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 #13 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
Type: Cemeteries
Description: This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Lots of famous people are buried here and even the less famous have beautiful cathedral-like tombs. Many with stained glass that alone is worth the trip. This cemetery has a great variety of styles of tombs as well. When you are finished go to nearby old Metarie and browse the shops and nice restaurants for a nice change of pace... More

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Bellflower, California, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

On my recent trip to New Orleans I decided to visit a few of the Historical Cemeteries and saw this one as I was driving on the freeway. From the road it reminded me of Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France so I wanted to stop in and see it. One of the tombs features a revival statue of "The Angel... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is my favorite of the cemeteries. there are so many unique and beautiful tombs, some with spectacular stained glass. Lots of interesting people, some from recent times are buried here. It IS a bit difficult to get to but worth the effort.

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I had no idea there could be so much history about a cemetery. Our guide, which we hired to drive us around knew all about the cemetery, the history and the traditions that make this a must see place on anyone's schedule.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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148 reviews 148 reviews
54 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Since we were staying in Metairie and had driven by several large cemeteries, we decided to drive through this one and were very impressed by the uniqueness and size of the crypts. I regret that we didn't have more time to spend in the cemetery in order to learn the history of some of the people buried in this cemetery... More

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Boyne City, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This place is gigantic so do your homework up front. You really can't imagine the scope till you see it. Figure out what you want to see then locate it. Their website is good and will provide info but never could locate an interactive map that would help us. Some things to remember: - take the canal cemetery streetcar but... More

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A great spot to check out some of the fabulous masonry and cemetery adornments typical of this area. Well worth a visit.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Found 4 Confederate Generals graves thanks to a map provided by the curator. Beauraugard is not marked on the map, but he has a crypt near the parkway with a rearing horse on top.

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New Albany, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I loved touring the Metairie Cemetery. Do it with a guide who can tell you all the details ... the story is fascinating!

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Philadelphia PA USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Metairie is not only beautiful, it is a history book. So worn, but so beautiful and treasured. We should wrap it in a cloth and keep it always protected. The staff are so helpful. My sister in law and I stopped in on a Sunday morning asking about relatives who might be buried there? Found the plot but no listing... More

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