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Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

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Address: 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232
Phone Number: (513) 681-7526; (888) 853-2230
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Larges non-military cemetary in the U.S./Beautifully Landscaped

Absolutely beautiful in the spring! One forgets they are in a final resting place full of history.. The blooms, architecture, and interesting monuments are well worth a visit. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Greater Cincinnati
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Greater Cincinnati
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful in the spring! One forgets they are in a final resting place full of history.. The blooms, architecture, and interesting monuments are well worth a visit. You can stay in your car and enjoy a driving tour or park and take a leisurely stroll. Get info at the front gate, on Spring Grove Ave. Plan you visit in... More 

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Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must for if you go to Cincinnati. The monuments are not what one would associate with a cemetery. Large variety of very old monuments many with sculptures. While we were there Canadian geese were walking around everywhere. One could spend all day reading headstones but a drive through tour is easy and can be done from a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife, daughter, and myself enjoy visiting cemeteries in various cities. This cemetery is huge and well kept. We were in awed to see beautiful funerary sculptures and mausoleums. The 19th century Gothic entrance buildings was impressive. The ponds and waterfalls had to the a serene landscape.

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Westerville, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Love cemeteries? Love tombstones? You ain't seen nothin' 'til you've visited Spring Grove Cemetery in Cinci. The impressive entrance buildings -- 19th century gothic -- only hint at the marvels you'll see. This huge site was designed during the heyday of garden cemeteries, when places of the dead were used for picnicking and other social gatherings. (Okay, a nod to... More 

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illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very nice and serene cemetery. It is absolutely beautiful all the time but especially in the Spring.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Spring Grove is chock full of history and a beautiful place for a day hike. Added bonus: the grave of Johnny Appleseed.

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Madison, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were really surprised by beautiful/non-morbid it is. We were a bit alarmed driving to it because it doesn't appear like a great side of town but once you are on the cemetery grounds, there is really nothing to worry about because it is heavily patrolled (we saw at least 3 security guards in our 2 hours there). If you... More 

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Hamilton, OH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

You may not normally consider a Cemetery as a place to stop and visit ... the sites and history in this one are phenomenal. This is not only a scenic park like setting but it is also a walk through history. The Gano family resting place is situated just in through the gates and off to your right. The office... More 

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Cincinnati
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I took a beautiful fall day to walk this huge cemetery! ( it's the 2nd largest IN THE COUNTRY!) The grounds are meticulously landscaped. It's a great place for photography with the featured ponds and historical markers.

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Mason, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Artistic monuments, civil war area, beautiful fall foliage, lakes, waterfalls. You will be surprised to notice quiet, respectful happenings; wedding and other photography, catch, picnics on the expansive lawns (no tables), walkers, non-motorised biking, Easter Sunrise service as the sun rises over the misty lake, and various events on facility's calendar.

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