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Elmwood Cemetery

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Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, too

Why is this cemetery? Because it is a beautiful cemetery. Visiting this place is not only seeing a... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2019
Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The worlds greatest cemetery !

As chairman of the World Cemetery Association I travel the world visiting cemeteries and grading... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

Why is this cemetery? Because it is a beautiful cemetery. Visiting this place is not only seeing a lot of beautiful gravestones or some of them are monuments but if you're lucky you will also see beautiful birds.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed January 7, 2019

As chairman of the World Cemetery Association I travel the world visiting cemeteries and grading them on their character, location, upkeep etc, etc. Never in the world have I visited another cemetery that can compare to the awesome splendour that is Elwood. It has it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank kevbutnobacon
Reviewed December 27, 2018

We stopped in at Elmwood again during our recent visit to Memphis. It is a bit difficult to get to as the entrance is not directly off a main road. Interesting headstones with so much history represented in this cemetery. We stopped in at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SeasideRendezvous88
Reviewed December 23, 2018

You step back in history when you enter the gates of this cemetery. With each turn you will find a different time period and or unusual section. There is a haunting beauty to this cemetery that will stay with you after you leave.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cathy Pace M
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Visiting a cemetery may sound strange, but this one is interesting. It has a handful of historical graves, but the variety of gave markers with the interesting stone designs and statues is worth a drive through. Don't miss the dite.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PhilR9
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Stop by the cemetery office, they have maps or audio for small fee, staff very friendly and a wealth of history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank travelmom252017
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Spend the $5 for the audio tour - they have CD as well as an access code for a smart phone if you don't have a CD (we didn't). The information in the audio is wonderfully informative. The tour path is very well marked, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MamacatTX
Reviewed August 27, 2018

If you want to know about the evolution and past of Memphis, visit Elwood when they do a history tour to raise money for maintenance.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Van P
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

The best place in the city as an art, as a museum, as whatever you call. You feel that place. You feel the soul...

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Umutguzel
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We did the audio tour while we waited for family members in Graceland. Great history and beautiful experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank CReese80
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July 10, 2017|
Response from dedot1015 | Reviewed this property |
The cemetery is in South Memphis, just South of downtown in an undesirable area for those who are unsure which way to go. My advice is to contact a tour company or your hotel concierge to recommend local transportation. We... More
July 10, 2017|
Response from bloomon40 | Reviewed this property |
It's in Memphis right on the edge of historical Central Gardens neighborhood where we live. Just a turn off Lamar ave. Don't miss the Cooper Young district while in the area. We love to do progressive evenings by walking... More
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Elmwood Cemetery (1 Reply)
I will be visiting Elmwood Cemetery in late March. I plan to visit Lewis Cass' masoleum. While I am in the area, what other sites are worthwile visiting?
February 15, 2015|
Biking, Hiking, Urban explore near Concord & in Charlotte (4 Replies)
We’ll be in Concord this weekend and I was looking for some advice on the local area. 1) Any advice on hiking trails close to Concord? I see the Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail, 8th Street Greenway & Bakers Creek Greenway and just looking for some input on these or any other nearby diversions of a trail of a few miles that’s a short drive away. 2) One day I think we’ll head into the city to rent bikes via the bikes shares. We did this last year focusing on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway...More
November 05, 2018|
Response frommdboy2|
Getting ready to hop in the car so I thought I would bump this up before we head out. I think we might take a break from biking for lunch at the 7th Street Public Market or someplace nearby (open to suggestions). Any place around there where I can find street parking nearby a bike shares stand as I think we'll be out for a few hours including lunch? Thanks!
Raleigh, NC
Back from Memphis -- some feedback (8 Replies)
Our little family trip to Memphis went splendidly. What a vibrant, charming city. So sad to see the empty downtown storefronts, but hey, every urban center is like that now, it seems. Super, super people everywhere we went. We are very glad we took the time to make this trip. I won't do a full trip report, but will just say we stayed at the Crowne Plaza (6 of us in 2 rooms) and it was outstanding. Folks just bent over backward to make us feel at home. Great location, and so clean it...More
March 15, 2010|
Response fromDoug W|
Hi Liz! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and took the time to relay those kind words. Come back when you have some more time. You are always welcome.