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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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a beautiful place which offers much of the history of a great city in the gravesites of its famous men and women

This is a magnificent expanse of peace and calm, beautiful trees, shrubs and landscaping and imposing monuments. The Garfield Monument is a highlight (which I have described... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a magnificent expanse of peace and calm, beautiful trees, shrubs and landscaping and imposing monuments. The Garfield Monument is a highlight (which I have described separately) but this is augmented by the Rockefeller family graves and those of many other famous Clevelanders and their families - even the gravesite of Eliot Ness. The Wade Chapel, an exquisite little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to visit graves of James Garfield and Eliot ness. Beautiful grounds shady and cool. Perfect for walking. Lots of beautiful and historic monuments to see. Could spend a whole day here if we had the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in the Cleveland area, I never got to visit this cemetery. Took a trolley tour and the person was very knowledgeable. I never realized it was that large and that there were so many beautiful monuments there. I hope to go back in April when the flowers are in bloom on daffodil hill. It is supposed to be breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tiffany glass in the cemetery chapel is a must see for anyone who appreciates art. The serenity of the chapel as well as the surrounding gardens that are filled with history and famous Cleveland names makes this a must see spot on any trip to Cleveland.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lived in Cleveland 21 years and went to Lakeview on Labor Day for the first time! It is an amazing cemetery. Did not find Eliot Ness, but found Rockefeller's grave - a smaller version of the Washington Monument! It is a very peaceful place to just take a walk and learn some history. Garfield's tomb is only open until 4,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hiking group took a tour through Lake View and were amazed. This is an old, extablished, and large cemetary and the monuments are incredible. The guide was a 20 year veterin and shared her knowledge in an entertaining way. The Wade Chapel was designed and built by Tiffany. The Garfield Memorial is incredible. I've attached a picture of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tranquil and peace. A must see. The drive ascending to the resting place of President Garfield is beautiful, and the structure that house his and family remains exceeds my expectation. The ornate ceiling over his statue is worth the sore neck, the only other time I was that amazed was the St. Peters, Vatican City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the tiffany windows and all the beautiful sculptures. Modern sculptures of a man playing a guitar to Victorian sculptures of women in long flowing gowns.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who is anyone in Cleveland is pretty much buried here. Gorgeous stonework, iron work & Tiffany Windows. It's more of a sculpture garden than a traditional place of rest. Victorian artwork at it's most intimate. All this and an amazing castle holding the remains of President James Garfield & his family. Can be viewed without leaving your car, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very large and special cemetery. Graves of the industrial moguls, a president, other 20th century prominent people, a!ong with ordinary graves. It's a great place to relax and see terrific art (including the priceless Tiffany widows and prominent monuments) and capture a sense Cleveland history industrial revolution.

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