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Lake View Cemetery

12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4393
+1 216-421-2665
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James A Garfield Monument

I came here on a Sunday morning before visit f the Cleveland Museum of Art. I visited the James A... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AKAshon
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Oakville, Canada
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Wade Chapel-are you kidding me?!

There is a chapel in the cemetery with an Art Deco interior completely designed and decorated by... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Clare T
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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 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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12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4393
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came here on a Sunday morning before visit f the Cleveland Museum of Art. I visited the James A. Garfield Monument which was quite nice and large! I would like to have a monument erected like this when I pass away! I also visited...More

Thank AKAshon
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a chapel in the cemetery with an Art Deco interior completely designed and decorated by Tiffany; stain glass window, mosaic murals. The side walls are murals depicting rowers, one wall has dark-haired Romans and the opposite wall has blonde Greeks. One is Old...More

Thank Clare T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a very large cemetery with lots of interesting headstones, monuments and mausoleums in a nature preserve type of setting. The place is very lush and green, with plenty of birds and a lake and we even saw a deer. The James Garfield Mausoleum...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cemetery was one of the first places on my list to visit during our vacation in Cleveland. There are so many people interred there who were captains of industry in the seminal days of our country's development. Add a US President, spectacular art decorating...More

Thank Santacruzcindy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great stop for natural beauty if you're on a jam-packed tour of the University Circle museums and Little Italy. Stop by in the spring for a blooming tree/flower tour. In the summer, walk the grounds and admire the 19th-century memorials, take a guided tour...More

Thank bmvoicegal
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tour guides were helpful and knowledgeable. The Wade chapel was beautiful. The tour guide was brilliant and enthusiastic about his job. The Garfield monument was breathtaking and would love to see it get fixed up even more especially the tiles.

Thank jessica H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lakeview cemetary is awesome! No I'm not a death crazed zombie lover, the grounds are some of the most beautiful in the city. Small chapel overlooking a small lake...breathtaking. At times they have outdoor art installations which just add to the beauty of this historic...More

Thank VSmith113510
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting a graveyard may sound a bit spooky or sad. Not the case with Lake View Cemetery. This is so much more. The stones are all so personalized and unique, they make a statement about the person. Allen "Rock 'N Roll" Freen's stone was a...More

Thank shellyamd
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cemetery has so much history that it is a destination all to itself. We were there on Memorial Day weekend so the place was very well decorated.

Thank Al B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our experience in visiting this historic cemetery! Granted, the weather prevented us from visiting it until the day we were leaving for home, but we at least got to have a couple hours to visit, as well as it was the first day of...More

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Vicki H
April 23, 2018|
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Response from 195robert | Reviewed this property |
Good idea to make a reservation in advance.
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drcblevy
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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Mary Jo K
August 10, 2017|
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Response from Tarebear6464 | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the Garfield Bldg and office
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