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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
3  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