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“Historic Cemetary” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lakewood Cemetery

Lakewood Cemetery
3600 Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
612 822 2171
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Ranked #29 of 276 things to do in Minneapolis
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Owner description: One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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“Historic Cemetary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Here are interred famous people, the city's most prominent, as well as revolutionary, civil war, and later wars, fire and police, and even the circus. Ordinary people of all nationalities. Huge monuments, mausoleums and angels, as well as several chapels. It is a currently active cemetery. There is a lot of bird and animal life to be photographed as well

Visited October 2011
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Crystal, Minnesota
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“Beautiful Cemetery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Beautiful Cemetery, I have quite a bit of my family members there, it's always peaceful and beautiful every time I go and visit.

Visited March 2012
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Minneapolis
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“An historic and lovely place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Beautiful historic cemetery between two lakes. Now also the site of an architecturally amazing new mausoleum. I know -- whodathunk a mausoleum could be amazing?

Visited May 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Great walk through history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

It's a large cemetary with lots of Minnesota historical markers. Be sure to visit the graves of Senator Paul Wellstone, Hubert Humphrey and many others.

Visited September 2011
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Minneapolis
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“Must see the Memorial Chapel ceiling mosaic.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

The Lakewood Memorial Chapel is awesome. It is often open during the day if there is no funeral. To quote the website of the cemetery, "The chapel interior was created by New York designer Charles Lamb and many consider it the most perfect example of Byzantine mosaic art in the United States." The ceiling has an awesome mosaic view of 12 beautiful angels, each one different.

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