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Lake View Cemetery

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Address: 12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
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 place full of history

Lakeview is a great place to visit. There's a lot of Cleveland history throughout the cemetery. President Garfield is buried in an amazing monument that has a beautiful view of... read more

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lakeview is a great place to visit. There's a lot of Cleveland history throughout the cemetery. President Garfield is buried in an amazing monument that has a beautiful view of Cleveland from an upper balcony. Elliot Ness' ashes are interred there, and many of the crypts have windows designed by Louis Tiffany. The Wade chapel is another building to see,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lake View Cemetery well represents the history of the greater Cleveland area. It's pristine grounds are a wonderful place to stroll down memory lane. I know cemeteries are not everyone's cup of tea, but this cemetery has two historic sites. One is the burial site of our 20th president, James Garfield. With stained glass representing the thirteen colonies, and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is so much to see at Lakeview Cemetery it is a great place to walk or drive through. It has a beauty to it year round whether the starkness of the winter, the joy of Spring with the daffodils, or or seeing the foliage change in the fall. In the summer there are musical programs. And the Tiffany glass... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cleveland's Lakeview Cemetery is a very beautiful, historically fascinating, large and lush landscape. Famous G-man Eliot Ness, and Industrialist John D. Rockefeller are among the permanent 'residents.' The Garfield Memorial is President and Mrs. Garfield's final resting place, and if you climb to the roof there is a delightful vista all the the way to the lake. And, the true... More 

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We visited here on Easter Sunday and found such interesting grave sites of very famous people. Daffodil hill was lovely too. Harvey Pekars grave was there and some of the famously wealthy people of Cleveland.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I grew up beside an old cemetery and I consider myself a connoisseur. I've never seen such an array of ornate mausoleums as were scattered about Lake View.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Especially beautiful in spring with the daffodils, but a treasure all year round for walking, running, taking in the beauty, the history... Sunday afternoons in the summer they are offering outdoor concerts at the Garfield monument. Nature walks and tours offered all year round, we went on an owl hunt one winter. Love the Wade Chapel area. Don't miss Harvey... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cemetery is gorgeous and located right near Little Italy. President Garfield's burial tomb is gorgeous! The amount of detail and work that went into his tomb is impressive. There are also several successful Cleveland businessmen buried in this cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very historical place to visit with a free talk by the guide in attendance. Very knowledgeable and informative speech. Learn about President Garfield and his family and presidency.

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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very old cemetery which has a ton of history behind it. It is cool to see the important figures in our history being barrier here.

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