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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 #16 of 171 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Leave your license and take a tour- choose from several developed for this former racetrack- a few of my friends lie here and I plan to be planted here once I die. It is quiet, and well laid out- well maintained and full of angels and historic statuary. Some of the newer tombs are quite ornate- and ALL of the... More

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Pearland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

There are many unique cemeteries in the fabled city of New Orleans but none is so historic, beautiful and filled with drama as Metairie Cemetery. The grounds are laid out in beautiful and graceful designs. It gives a air of peace and dignity wherever you stroll. Before viewing the this "tribute to death", read about the history and famous people... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Cannot say enough about this tour. We loved it and loved hearing about the history behind the cemetary and the people who lived in New Orleans.

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Salt Lake City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I love old cemetery angels that are unique. While the cemetery itself is a sight to withold, most of the angel statues are of the same mold, or slightly different. Don't get me wrong, if you have never seen above ground burials you are in for a treat! These are fantastic! Just do not go looking for the angels!

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Petrolia, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went during the day time ours. Very interesting and the was a person there explains the cemeteries there.

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Groves, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a breath taking cemetery with important people buried here along with amazing works of art in the form of statues and crypts. I recommend that you visit the cemetery office for the free tour/walking guides. Photo taking tip: Many statues are located inside a crypt and you will have to take a photo through the glass part of... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The grounds are well-kept and most of the monuments are well-kept. Some of the older ones need some repair. Many of the tombs are unbelievable! Worth the trip! Leave before they start closing the gates! We were there lather afternoon and started to panic that we had been locked in! Luckily they left one gate open near the funeral home!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Beautifully preserved family mausoleums with some of the most interesting architectural surprises! Definitely don't miss the opportunity to explore!

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Beautiful cemetery! Notice dates, will make you think back to the history of the city. You might want to carry an umbrella to use as you walk. The sun was plenty hot. Give yourself a fare amount of time to see.

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McCook, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Love all the artistic monuments they are all in great shape and taken care of there are some old ones and a lot of new ones the workers were all really friendly too

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