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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
Today
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
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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Make time to wander through any time of year!

A perfect surrounding to appreciate nature, architecture, sculpture and history. The landscape of the cemetery winds you up around and through such scenic areas as ponds and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect surrounding to appreciate nature, architecture, sculpture and history. The landscape of the cemetery winds you up around and through such scenic areas as ponds and "daffodill hill" as you gaze upon beautifully built headstones that look more like sculptures that you'd find in an art museum. Many trees are labeled in suit with the Holden Arboretum, as this... More 

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous cemetery to walk around and observe any day. There is a pond with benches that you can sit by. Also the Garfield Monument is worth stopping in. Also the church with the stained class windows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We didn't have the best weather so we opted to drive the cemetery but if it was warmer you could spend half a day just exploring on foot here. This cemetery is beautifully maintained and does a great job of sharing information about those who are buried here as well as keeping a very respectful environment. We visited after President... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

A wonderful place to contemplate and walk. Note, the President Garfield Memorial and chapel interior are closed after October. The fall leaves and ponds around the cemetery provide a nice complement to the various graves and large and decorative mausoleum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

go with a lunch from Galucci's or take-out from your favourite resto and relax in peace. You'll love the trees, and the dead always like a visit. Say hi to Garfield, if you must, or a Rockefeller, or two.

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Northfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

In the central building are exquisite Tiffany windows. Lovely statues appear among the graves that are landscaped and well- attended. Don't miss President Garfield's Memorial Building that inspires a view of our USA with all states represented above. The trees are especially beautiful in the fall- colors are at their peak the 2nd week of October. TEh flowers are best... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

You might now think that Lake View Cemetery is an interesting place, but it is. It really is. This cemetery is not far from where I went to art school (Cleveland Institute of Art). Many of us enjoyed wandering around with our drawing pads or cameras. It's an old fashioned cemetery with beautiful architecture. There are a lot of famous... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I have been through there several time and its a very nice final resting place. well taken care of, hats off to the caretakers.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Lake View is an incredibly large cemetery what the elite families of Cleveland, Elliott Ness from the Untouchables and President Garfield are buried among many others. The Garfield Monument offers the best view of Cleveland and some of the family monuments are the size of houses. You can spend hours sightseeing and having a picnic there is welcomed. During the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

One of the most Beautiful cemeteries. So many treasures to see. Park Your car and walk. Each time I visit I find something new. I make a trip out there several times a year.

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