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“An amazing place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232
(513) 681-7526; (888) 853-2230
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Ranked #1 of 189 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Redwood City, California
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“An amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This cemetery contains over a thousand non-native species laid out along lakes and fountains in hill setting. Some civil war notables are buried here, including Fighting Joe Hooker and Salmon P. Chase, Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Competition among Cincinnati families have left some amazing monuments. If you are looking for specific monuments as we were, you can have a difficult time, but this seems to the case with all the cemeteries we visit.

Visited April 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“A Beautiful and Peaceful Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Living in Cinti my whole life I've heard of Spring Grove Cemetery but never went until last year. I thought it odd to visit a cemetery without any relatives there. However, this was an absolute beautiful place. We were able to take some beautiful photos and I even saw a family taking some first communion photos with their daughter. Beautiful walking grounds and tons of history of prominient Cincinnatians. I highly recommend this be a stop in Cincinnati!

Visited May 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Historic Cemetery and Arboretum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

IF you are interested in history and love trees and plantings this is your place. Some of the great Civil War Generals are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery as well as local luminaries. By going to the visitors center when you enter the cemetery off of Spring Grove Ave. they will be happy to give you maps and information about this historic place. There are also several races/ walks which happen on weekends for charity so DO check online to see if one of these is happening or you will be sharing the peace of this place with several hundred people.

Visited April 2013
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Southwest Virginia
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“History and Beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Spring Grove Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is full of history and is beautifully landscaped. Among the people resting here are Jesse and Hannah Grant, the parents of President Ulysses S. Grant, Salmon P. Chase who served as Treasury Secretary under Abraham Lincoln and later the 6th Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. Also resting here is New York Yankee Manager Miller Huggins. The cemetery has miles and miles of paved roads that is popular with the area residents who use them for daily walks. Beautifully landscaped and the thousands of ornate monuments make this a unique Cincinnati Attraction.

Visited March 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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“A special and unique destination in Cincinnati”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We love coming to Spring Grove. There is much to love about this place. It is steeped in history. You can walk through many decades of Cincinnati and American history by looking at the tombstones and getting tour information from the extremely helpful staff at the visitor's center. Makes one appreciate the role this city has played in the evolution of the United States. And of course there is the physical beauty of the place. It is a huge and sprawling cemetery with many kinds of plants and trees. My grandparents - both of whom were naturalists and are buried here - used to come and catalogue both the trees and plants they observed as well as the turtles in the lakes on the property. Do yourself a favor and take an afternoon to walk and drive through Spring Grove. You will appreciate a different side of Cincinnati.

Visited March 2013
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