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“Authentic history and exceptional beauty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bellefontaine Cemetery

Bellefontaine Cemetery
4947 W Florissant Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63115 (Riverfront)
314 381-0750
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Ranked #27 of 134 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Authentic history and exceptional beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Many of the most important citizens of the historic city of St. Louis are buried in this very large and well-maintained park. We visited on a beautiful fall day so as to photograph both some of the important graves and the magnificent trees.

Visited October 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful historic place is a dangerous neighborhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Don't travel alone, and go only during broadest daylight. It's a beautiful park, with some historical graves well worth seeing if you're into that kind of thing. The nearby streets have a lot of gang activity, however, so beware.

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“So much history!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

An incredable place to visit so much history! Again the neighborhood is not too great, visit when the sun shines bright!

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“Beautiful and Educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Before you go, do a little research on-line. You can search for people and find out where their graves are using the cemetery's on-line search. To have some preset markers, it is much more interesting. The architecture is beautiful. The drive through gives you a real tour through St. Louis history.

Visited August 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“This place is so cool!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

WOW what a cemetery. Rich in history, beautiful works of art for monuments, and rolling hills to walk and enjoy. This cemetery offers an excellent look in the past of St. Louis history and a who's who's in St. Louis. You can easily spend a couple of hours walking around, looking at the different monuments and just enjoying all the history.

A must see if you are a history buff!

Visited July 2012
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