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Metairie Cemetery

Address: 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA (Lakeview)
Phone Number: 504-486-6331
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Ranked #16 of 163 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Owner description: This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.

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Seattle, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Really cool how easy on and off the freeway to or from the airport this place is. We spent an hour driving through and taking pictures. This is truly unique and interesting. This used to be a horse racing track and the history is fascinating. It was really cool to stumble onto Andrew Jackson Higgins tomb here after touring the... More

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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224 reviews 224 reviews
74 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

A mix of emotions in these places, but it's a good visit. Has some interesting history and beautiful structures and sculptures. It's convenient to many surface and interstate accesses.

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Spring, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We did not visit the one in Metairie but we did visit one in the garden district. For the most part they are very similar but it is interesting to see how the above ground cemeteries are designed and to walk through and see the age and history of the families.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

So much to see. The tombs are works of art. Granit, marble, and bronze. The bodies are entombed for one year and one day, then they are removed from the coffin and placed in body bags, placed to the side, coffin removed, ready for the next family member to be entombed.

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Garland, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Made the trek via the canal streetcar. Wouldn't have gone in the heat but glad I made it to this cemetery. Be prepared, hydrate and the only bathroom is at the other end of the place if you enter from the streetcar drop off. Get a map of the highlights and if hot you won't have to trek through the... More

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Milton, Delaware
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Metairie Cemetery has some of the most beautiful tombs you will ever see. In New Orleans, because of being below sea level, all are buried above ground. From very simple to absolutely massive tombs can be seen. The grounds are wonderfully peaceful and have places to sit and enjoy the surroundings. A very wonderful place to visit. You won't see... More

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Crofton, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a cemetery that you can actually drive through. Very interesting. Saw millionaires' circle and learned about the widow who found out about her husband's 3 (!) mistresses. She was so angry that she vowed he wouldn't be buried there. She alone is in the lovely tomb that looks like a little cathedral. Although she isn't there yet, saw... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went to the Metairie Cemetery since the ones in NOLA are not as safe, unless you take a guided tour. Beautiful area. A little confusing getting in to. We got lost trying the find The Weeping Angel. Asked some caretakers and they drove us over to the area. Well worth it!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Little creepy but so much history. Take a guided tour through the cemetery on a buggy ride. I learned quite a bit about the local history from the guide. Some I had to fact check but most was correct.

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Columbia, Tn
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38 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Interesting history, all tombs above ground some were quite beautiful in design. a look into New Orleans past.

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