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Metairie Cemetery

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Address: 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA
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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When travelling to New Orleans the concierge ultimately will tell you to visit the cemeteries. And recommend the tour of Cemetery 1. Myself, I declined to go on the guided tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When travelling to New Orleans the concierge ultimately will tell you to visit the cemeteries. And recommend the tour of Cemetery 1. Myself, I declined to go on the guided tour and took the trolley "cemetery" car to its last stop. There you have 4-5 cemeteries to go to. It is a whole day. My favorite was the Metairie Cemetery.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a legendary cemetery, but it is hard to reach. The streetcar supposedly takes you there, but then you have to climb along the side of the Interstate. A sign on the locked gate would have been helpful. Still once we got inside the staff were very helpful.

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Thank DetectiveGorby
New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family truly enjoyed the leisurely drive through the cemetery in our air conditioned vehicle. The tombs are artistic, beautiful, unique pieces of history with many being conversation starters. Great outing for a rainy or hot day. Even driving through the neighborhood around the cemetery, one of the nicer areas in NOLA, to see the beautiful homes was interesting. There... More 

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Stroud, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry, couldn't resist. The New Orleans cemeteries should not be missed. We actually went to Cypress Grove, which is across the street from Metarie Cemetery. However, the experience is the same, and on a much more compact pedestrian scale. We rode the streetcar out and back, which is a great way to see the city and the cemeteries. There are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

decided to ride the trolley to the end and found the Cemetery. Artwork was fantastic, but leave a lot of time to see this place. Incredible stories and history

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

While visiting New Orleans, make sure you visit a cemetery. There are plenty and the history in them is amazing. This is not my favorite. There are not enough trees or gardens to make it worthwhile. Especially in the summer when you need the shade of trees.. I would recommend staying in town.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another area to visit to learn about why and what the cemetery is in New Orleans. Learn about history.

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Thank Julie0914
Metairie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to seek solitude and peace. When I visit the graves of my loved ones I see people jogging and walking in the peace of the cemetery. I drive through some time just to clear my mind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not going to leave New Orleans until I visited this cemetery. I was not disappointed. The beauty and history this cemetery holds is astonishing. I know that it sounds strange to spend a day in a cemetery but trust me it's peaceful and full of beauty. We were amazed at the history of the individuals buried here. We... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whoever rated this this place as average or below must live right next door to the Saint Louis Cemetery also in New Orleans. This place is an amazing sight. The history here is magnificent. Took many pictures here! My kids loved it. This is definitely a must-see.

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Lakeview
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.