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Metairie Cemetery

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Address: 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA
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+1 504-486-6331

This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a...

This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.

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Decaying beauty.

This cemetery is my favorite cemetery in all of New Orleans. This cemetery is magnificent and breathtaking. It is also so massive that there are actually roads to help you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This cemetery is my favorite cemetery in all of New Orleans. This cemetery is magnificent and breathtaking. It is also so massive that there are actually roads to help you navigate through it. You will see the most tremendous tombs in the world and you will be in awe the whole time. I love the weeping angel tomb and I... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

May not seem a holiday visit place, but gives a good taste of the locality. It is a very large cemetery, there is also another two adjacent cemeteries. Some of the graves, or should they be called structures, are quite spectacular and generally the whole place is well tended. As to be expected, it is a very quiet, peaceful place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Metairie Cemetery is a beautiful cemetery to walk or drive through. It is located right off the highway exit, but you do have to make a quick loop to get back to the entrance. If it's raining, then just stay in your car and drive through it. some of the cemetery lanes are paved and some are dirt.There are numerous... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Easy to navigate, Metairie Cemetery is filled with intricate tombs of New Orleans notables. The statues, stained glass and engravings are like no other. This was one of our favorite places we visited when in New Orleans!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Graves dated in 1700s Parents children infants in same grave. Possibly a plague. Ground cover with seashells

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

This tour is not worth paying for a tour, you can walk through it on your own. There are lots of people outside the entrance that say they will guide you for tips only, DO NOT do this, they are making up suff as they go.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This is worth a visit as are the many in NOLA.. it's a bit out of the center of town but we enjoyed our tour whch was part of an organized tour.

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

You can learn so much about the city by visiting its cemetery. This one is historic and full of nice surprises. The Angel in Grief is a wonderful sight - beware of the fact that it is in a locked tomb so you have to "peak in" to see it.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We spent some time finding the graves of famous citizens of NOLA. A very pleasant visit enjoying the history and view.

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Woodinville, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We had a little bit of trouble finding this place with GPS. We thought we were being directed to go in a circle because of a freeway entrance, but we did find this currently active cemetery . Well kept. New crypts currently being built. If we had seen it with a tour, we think we would have enjoyed it a... More 

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