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“Where The Famous Are Buried” 5 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 #29 of 152 Attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Cemeteries
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Chicago, Illinois
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162 reviews 162 reviews
85 attraction reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Where The Famous Are Buried”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

JMJ This cemetery is so well laid out , it's a pleasure to look for graves. Stop in the office and they will give you a treasure map to find historical figures. We found Anheiser Bush and family, The Clark Family ( of Lewis and Clark explorers,) and many others. History buffs will love it and in the spring/summer , it's flowers and trees are so beautiful!!

Visited November 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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“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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“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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St. Louis
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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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