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Lake View Cemetery

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Historic, park-like cemetery

Sounds crazy to spend an afternoon in a cemetery, but it feels more like a park with a lot of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
I know, a funeral is NOT a tourist spot, right? WRONG

As crazy as it sounds, a visit to the Lakeview Cemetary is actually quite cool and historic... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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As a tourist destination, The Lake View Cemetery offers a variety of walking, bus, and self-guided tours. Among the tour topics are geology, architecture, horticulture, nature, animals, and history. In addition, there are picnic sites and hiking...more
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12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4393
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sounds crazy to spend an afternoon in a cemetery, but it feels more like a park with a lot of history. Garfield's monument is the obvious stand-out here, but it is like a trip through Cleveland's storied history with all of the rich and powerful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As crazy as it sounds, a visit to the Lakeview Cemetary is actually quite cool and historic. Cleveland has a rich history of dignitaries and famous, wealthy individuals. The grounds are immaculately kept & it’s truly worth a tour to see the history & glamour...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful place if you are able to walk great distances. If not there is amply road space to drive. The history is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank colleenkase
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's weird to review a cemetery, but it really is an interesting place. I have attend funerals here too. But even just taking a drive thru you can appreciate the cemetery. History buffs would definitely appreciate a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hygienist83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is AWESOME. Soooo much history here. First off, President Garfields tomb is a must. Parts of his oval office are enshrined on the walls, and the architecture is fabulous. The chapel has a giant window made by Tiffany himself. You wouldn't know, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had always heard that Lakeview Cemetary was a must-visit place to see. Both because of the historical giants buried there, and the sheer beauty of the grounds. We spent an entire day there a week ago and it did not disappoint. From the amazing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Donald S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture, landscape and history of this cemetery (and the famous people buried here) make it a great place to visit, especially spring through summer.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Very interesting cemetery- chapel with Tiffany window and mosaic tile of Old And New Testament- very knowledgeable volunteers - burial,site of many famous people

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank paula s
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I have both walked and driven in this large cemetery and I recommend driving because you can't possibly walk all of it and see everything. Final resting place for Elliot Ness, Alan Freed, John Rockefeller and, of course, President Garfield. We were not able to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We were amazed at all of the artistic family plot markers, many mausoleums with stained glass, and miles of unique headstones.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Katie C
June 27, 2018|
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Response from Santacruzcindy | Reviewed this property |
No fees involved. You drive around and stop where you want. There is a very knowledgeable historian at the Garfield memorial and a wonderful docent at the Wade Chapel. They both have maps available and can point out... More
Vicki H
April 23, 2018|
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Response from 195robert | Reviewed this property |
Good idea to make a reservation in advance.
April 6, 2018|
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Response from teresareker | Reviewed this property |
They have an administrative building who will help you locate and provide a map
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West Side Market (2 Replies)
I've been watching and reading the forums regarding the West Side Market, going there on Saturday, and suggestions for places to stay to get there easily. Please tell me it this is a decent place to stay and then to get to the West Side Market early on a Saturday morning, late April? Days Inn, 12019 Lake Ave., Lakewood, OH. It appears to be about 4 1/2 miles away. If we got there 7:30 to 8am would we beat some of the conjestion? The plan is to leave there, head to Lolly the Trolley for...More
March 09, 2010|
Response fromLondonLady|
Saturday morning is the busiest time for the West Side Market, so getting there early is a must - did you check out the hotel reviews for the Day's Inn in Lakewood??? I am not familiar with it. There is also a very nice Hilton Garden Inn on Carnegie in downtown that is about 5 minutes away from the the West Site Market. A drive through Lake View Cemetery is nice - many famous people buried there.
Houston, TX
Itinerary Help, Please (9 Replies)
Hi, everyone. Our party of two adults will be traveling in early August and I'd appreciate any help in putting things in a logical order for a portion of our trip. We will be driving to Cleveland from Niagara Falls, Ontario and, after our stay in Cleveland, moving on toward Milan, Fremont, and Cincinnati. As we drive toward Cleveland, we will be visiting the James Garfield NHS in Mentor after an early start from Niagara Falls. The things we'd like to do in the Cleveland area include...More
May 14, 2016|
Response fromTxOffWeGo|
Sorry--we will be In Cleveland on Saturday and Sunday nights.
Daytona Beach, Florida
Lake View Cemetery (1 Reply)
Hello, Are there tours of this cemetery or a map that shows the different sites? Thanks
June 13, 2017|