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Metairie Cemetery

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Address: 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA 70124-1031
Phone Number: 504-486-6331
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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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It would seem odd to visit a cemetery, but they are history to enjoy. Recommend a guided bus tour. Fascinating facts about the cemetery and why they're above ground. Regardless of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It would seem odd to visit a cemetery, but they are history to enjoy. Recommend a guided bus tour. Fascinating facts about the cemetery and why they're above ground. Regardless of age, this is a visit that will not bore you.

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Riverdale, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went basically in search of ancestors' tombs, and were entranced by all the ornate burial places. It had just rained heavily, so there were puddles and muddy places. But we drove down a few streets just to look. I recommend it as a peek into a culturally different means of burial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From Confederate generals and troops to Governors, famous and ordinary citizens. The sculptures are unique and very individual. There is a drive through tour and visitors are encouraged.

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Helensvale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with a city bus tour. Very grand and impressive chapels. Most can take about 75 coffins! Not at the same time though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of famous people from our history is buried at this cemetery. I love learning about history. This was a wonderful tour to take

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think this cemetery is the grandest of all of them. You can not only walk around but also drive. They have an older section and a newer one but also have in ground burials. Which is not the norm for this area. It's also located off the highway so easy to get too.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Very interesting cemetery with lovely statures, memorials and stained glass. Even a few geocaches. We were able to drive around grounds.

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Kenner, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

As a native of the area I always enjoy just driving through the peaceful beautiful grounds here. Many affluent family mausoleums beautifully preserved alongside the century old ones with beautiful sculpted angels and unique designs. My favorite is the avenues that are lined with the majestic oak trees and run next to the bayou within.

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Stunning and well-kept. The statues throughout really are breathtaking to see. Al Copeland's tomb is at the beginning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This was a great cemetery that had incredible mausoleums. I liked this cemetery the best because it wasn't crowded. We were able to amble along at our own pace looking at the tombs.

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