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Forest Lawn

Address: 1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone Number: +1 716 885 1600
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Ranked #3 of 90 Attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn – located in Buffalo, NY...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn – located in Buffalo, NY – is at the heart of Western New York’s cultural tourism renaissance. Its first interment took place in 1849; today there are more than 157,000 permanent residents in this 269-acre, non-denominational, non-sectarian, not-for-profit cemetery. Forest Lawn offers year-round guided tours, educational programming, flag retirement ceremonies for scouts, special veteran programming and so much more. Forest Lawn is the only local full-service cemetery for traditional and cremation arrangements listed on the State and National Registries of Historic Places.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A huge cemetery in a park-like setting, this is a place well worth visiting. The grave markers and other monuments are amazing. Even on a cold fall day, the place was beautiful.

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Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of the best "park" cemeteries, this beautiful place is the final resting place of Millard Fillmore, our 13th president, Rick James, and many other famous folk. Amazing sculptures. Free. Tours available.

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Buffalo, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There is such a rich history at this cemetery, that one could go daily for months and not see or learn everything. Stop at the visitor center and get a map and some pamphlets on its history and the historic/significant people buried there. As well as all the beautiful antique carved headstones statues mausoleums. Not to mention it's beautifully landscaped... More 

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Williamsville, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My visit here was the first time I had been to Forest Lawn as a tourist and it was soooo worthwhile. We went on a Sunday and in stead of taking the tour bus, we simply walked while listening to beautiful classical music. At one point an actor dressed as William McKinley stepped out from behind his tombstone and quite... More 

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sstarks, Manager at Forest Lawn, responded to this review

What a lovely way to spend the day... strolling through the cemetery listening to classical music. On Sundays many of our "residents" pop up for a breath of fresh air and Millard Fillmore ( not William McKinley - he is peacefully resting in Canton, Ohio) is one of those that likes to connect with our visitors. One a politician always... More 

Buffalo, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a must do!! I lived in buffalo all my life and never really realized the history here. The trolley ride was so cool and they had actors like president milliard fillmore come to trolley and gave us a brief history of his life. Our tour guide was so informative. He made the event equally enjoyable!!

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Jackson Heights, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Definitely worth a visit, just to drive around and get out and walk a little. There's some really beautiful monuments and views to be seen!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Has fantastic monuments including a Frank Lloyd Wright designed monument that was meant for the Martin family but since the Martin family was buried elsewhere in the cemetery, there is still available space for you Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts to spend your eternal days in one of his structures if you a have a few hundred thousand bucks! BTW -... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed beautiful cemetery and walking around... But unfortunately didn't lock the doors to car while exploring (even though we didn't venture far). All cash was stolen from two purses.

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sstarks, Manager at Forest Lawn, responded to this review

In this day and age, where ever you go, it is good sense to lock all valuables up. We have security that travel through our 269 acres to ensure that our visitors feel safe and secure But we are happy you enjoyed the beautiful setting. More 

Intervale, New Hampshire, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited Forest Lawn as the meeting place and final stop of our 'All Wright All Day' tour. As with all the docents in Buffalo, this one was entertaining and knowledgeable. She immediately likened the cemetary to Pere Lechaise in Paris and I had had the same feeling as soon as we drove in. There are many famous people buried... More 

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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Traveling with son who wanted to see Rick James grave site because of a sketch on the Dave Chappel show. I thought what the heck we can check out Millard Filmore's place of rest as well. The cemetery is well manicured almost like a park. Nice and peaceful. We saw what we wanted and also viewed a Frank Lloyd Wright... More 

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