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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 #17 of 173 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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Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Really interesting old cemetery. Beautiful Graves with lavish decor. Visit millionaire row. Interesting stories about the deceased. Can't believe how well taken care of the cemetery is. We learned that people pay for eternal care and a small plaque tells which ones have this plan. Very interesting.

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Woodbury Heights, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Much calmer and more serene than St. Louis Cemetery. One gets a real feel for the variety of the NOLA population.

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Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I've done the tour previously, but was hubby's first time. Our guide was knowledgeable and husband found it interesting.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Absolutely beautiful, and worth a walk around. I would recommend going early in the day before it gets too warm, as there aren't too many shady spots to rest. Very peaceful.

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Denver
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The staff was helpful when I needed to locate a grave...I had never visited this handsome cemetery although I have driven by it for years. Doing the genealogy took me many new places and this was interesting...there is an elegance here I had not expected

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aberdeen
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Don't know if we visited this particular cemetery while in New Orleans, but saw quite a few cemeteries on our visit. We describe them as veird and unusual as the size of the was unbelievable with the make up of their resting place were unbelievably large

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Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
73 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I was looking forward to going to one of the New Orleans cemeteries and this was outstanding. We did see others but this cemetery had grave sites which were art forms and wonderful tributes to their loved ones.

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Buffalo, NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went there at the 1pm tour and the tour guide Dawn was awesome. She was well informed and kept our interest even though it was unbearably hot that day. I suggest you go in the morning when the sun is not so hot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I was curious about why this is such an attraction, and honestly for me, I left and still do not understand the need to visit this cemetery. I know many notorious and/ or famous NOLA people rest there, but it is not well maintained and was not a notable part of my visit to the area.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Metairie Cemetary is not the oldest Cemetary in New Orleans, but it's history is extremely interesting. If you stop in the building near the main entrance, you can get one of the audio walking tours. There are two - one for famous people in New Orleans history and another for notable war veterans buried there. It is a fascinating glimpse... More

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