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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

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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Lots to learn here

We rode the City Bus Tour through this cemetery and our driver, Richard, was very knowledgeable about the "residents" and local lure. Be sure to have your camera ready and at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Rockledge, FL
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Rockledge, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We rode the City Bus Tour through this cemetery and our driver, Richard, was very knowledgeable about the "residents" and local lure. Be sure to have your camera ready and at one point they stop the bus and you are able to get out and take pics, too.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful....so historic....so peaceful. If you want to get away from the tourists and the ghost tours this is a great, easy side trip. No commercial tours go here, so you will have to drive yourself, but it's very accessible. Free and safe. Remember that this is a working cemetery and that you are on sacred ground. Many historic figures... More 

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Jefferson, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the beautiful tombs and that is exactly what they were, beautiful and clean cemetery. The old dates were interesting.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is strange to think of visiting a Cemetery on vacation, but it is different from every other cemetery, as all the tombs are above ground. This is due to the water table in New Orleans being so high. It is interesting to walk and read the tombstones from long-ago generations.

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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 August 11, 2016

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 August 5, 2016

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 July 31, 2016 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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Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.