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Lake View Cemetery

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Address: 12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4393
Phone Number: +1 216-421-2665
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7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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As a tourist destination, The Lake View Cemetery offers a variety of...

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 trails. Some of the well-known points of interest include:

The Garfield Monument

Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours.

Dedicated in 1890 to honor James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States

180' tall, 154 steps

Architect — George Keller

Caskets of the President and his wife, Lucretia, are displayed for viewing

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Wade Chapel

Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours.

Built in honor of Jeptha Wade, founder of the Western Union Telegraph Company and first president of The Lake View Cemetery Association

Made of granite from Barre, VT with an interior and window by Louis Comfort Tiffany studios

Architect — Hubbell & Benes

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Rockefeller Monument

Erected to honor the family of John Davison Rockefeller, financier and philanthropist, founder of Standard Oil Company

65' tall; 357,680 lbs.

Made of one piece of granite, the largest piece ever quarried for memorialization purposes in Barre, Vermont

Community Mausoleum

Dedicated in April, 1990

1148 crypts, 928 niches

Contemporary architecture

Architects — Harley Ellington Pierce Yee Associates, Inc., Southfield, Michigan

Builders — Carbone Construction

Lake View Cemetery Dam (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Project)

Dedicated in 1978

The largest concrete-poured dam east of the Mississippi at the time

500' across, 60' above grade, 30' below grade

Holds 80M gallons storm water

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Peaceful and park-like

Great place for a stroll. Beautiful monuments and a lot of history. Very well maintained. Don't miss the Garfield Memorial.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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LaSalle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for a stroll. Beautiful monuments and a lot of history. Very well maintained. Don't miss the Garfield Memorial.

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Lancaster, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took an abbreviated tour of Lake View Cemetery due to an oncoming thunderstorm, but got to see many of the older grave sites and the gorgeous headstones, memorials, and obelisks. The Garfield tomb was closed by the time arrived, but even the outside is absolutely amazing. And in spite of being surrounded by Cleveland the cemetery is quite serene... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are tired of visiting museum after museum, take a stroll this expansive cemetery where the James Garfield monument is.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite the fact that it's a Cemetery this place has beautiful scenery with a waterfall overlooking the skyline of downtown Cleveland. This Cemetery houses is the resting place of President James Garfield Eliot Ness Garrett Morgan and the founder Sherwin-Williams Paint Company. The Captivate art work of the hand carved by Italian immigrants from the surrounding Little Italy community is... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lake View Cemetery is definitely something someone should see when in Cleveland! It's best done with a guide as there are several famous/noteworthy people buried there. It's a beautiful setting. In fact, people have picnics there as well as wedding receptions. The architecture & monuments are fascinating!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family went to the cemetery after my 3rd grade child learned about the monument (mauseleum?) for president Garfield. We enjoyed visiting his grave but also liked learning about other famous Cleveland people who are buried here including the Severance family and Rockefeller families. It is worth a trip. They also have tours which adults might enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had heard many times about the beauty of this historical gem. Special interest was the Wade Memorial. This chapel is only open April- November so this was a birthday wish fulfilled. This structure is one of the most beautiful places you can visit. It brought me to tears. Touring the rest of the cemetary is an example of majestic landscaping... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful historic cemetery. Be sure to pick up a map of the landmarks and to go to the chapel with the Tiffany windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have lived in cleveland most of my life and finally went to see the wade chapel at lakeview, It was astounding. Tiffany glass on the walls , beauitiful altar and a great guide go if you have a chance, Elliot ness grave right outside the chapel,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a beautiful place with many famous people buried there. President Garfield, The Rockefellers, Elliott Ness as well as many prominent locals. A very somber and special place to visit

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