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Cypress Grove and Greenwood Cemeteries

New Orleans, LA (Lakeview)
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Ranked #102 of 171 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Cemeteries
Description: Cemeteries founded in the mid-1800s with some original tombs, including those made of iron.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

So, I was told to check out the cemeteries. I took the streetcar that stops at the cemeteries. I don't see the joy in going to cemeteries. The dead are buried above ground in tombs. Interesting but I wouldn't recommend going to see it. You can see the cemeteries from the cab as you are being driven to the airport.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Greenwood Cemetery is easily accessible with a small trip up Canal Street. As a cemetery buff, it was a must see for me and even if you're not really into cemeteries you should see at least one cemetery while in New Orleans and this one is good for that. Lots of road in and around it so you can drive... More

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Ludowici Georgia
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After being disappointed by not being able to find a park so we could go in to visit the tomb of the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau in St. Louis Cemetery, my niece, Nicky drove me and my dad over to Greenwood Cemetery. I wanted to view the beautiful statues that kept guard over the dead and paid homage to the... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We saw this cemetery immediately off of I-10, and decided to swing in because we were so frustrated trying to find the entrance to the Metairie Cemetery. This cemetery was in a sketchier side of town, but an easily reach entrance was very appealing! We were able to drive in, through most of the cemetery. There were smaller byways with... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

On my quest to visit as many of New Orleans cities of the dead, Cypress Grove was suggested as one with no issues on doing solo. Very close to Metairie and suggest if you have the time to do both. Greenwood is right across the street from Cypress Grove. Out of all the cemeteries that I visited, I did not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Ok seems strange to rate a cemetery as an attraction but this one of the older cemeteries that is in a safe place to visit and see the older cemeteries.

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new orleans, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The big advantage for tourists of these 2 cemetaries is that they can be easily reached by taking public transit down Canal Street to the end. Greenwood has some more impressive monuments but Cypress Grove is more peaceful and typical of N.O. neighborhood cemeteries (or I may be prejudiced since this is where my family tomb is located). There aren't... More

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Crestview, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We were trying to visit another cemetery but our GPS kept us lost so we decided to visit Greenwood one instead. The front has major monuments for the Elks and Firemen that was very interesting. The rest was interesting with the typical New Orleans above ground graves and seemed well-kept.

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Miami, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

We ended up here by mistake but we thought it was amazing! We wanted to see the St. Louis Cemetery #1 but took the canal street trolley all the way here until we realized we needed to be in the French Quarter intend for the St. Louis Cemetery but we decided to look around anyways. We enjoyed this site better... More

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

When we went we where the only ones in Cypress I saw most tourist walk right by and keep going for the cemeteries farther in the city but these are just as nice if not better. Some of the tombs in these two cemeteries are interesting what tore at me was the wall of tombs they had that Im guessing... More

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