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Elmwood Cemetery

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Fascnating Place

Visiting a cemetery may sound strange, but this one is interesting. It has a handful of historical... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Peoria, Arizona
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Lots of history

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

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Houston, Texas
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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
1  Thank CReese80
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I had some time in the middle of an extensive road trip with my family. Having my dogs with me and unable to participate in the other tourist activities in which the others were engaged, I heard about this cemetery tour that would allow me...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Chadley L
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We drove around for twenty minutes or so but didn't have the audio guide as our car had no CD player. Peaceful well maintained cemetery, not sure how its become a must see site though.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pjn1878
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I enjoy seeing cemeteries. We visited Elmwood and did not do the audio tour, but we had fun seeing the tombstones and taking pretty pictures during the overcast day. I recommend it as a nice free activity to do around town!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BaileyWenger
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful cemetary, memorializing many generations of Memphis history. Huge sculptures and statues. Large section of Confederate graves from the Civil War. We just walked part of it and drove the remainder. I believe, there is an audio tour, but we visited on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Rockinahawdplayse
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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 Nancy B | 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 Replies)
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...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.