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Forest Lawn

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Address: 1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
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+1 716-885-1600
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As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn –...

As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn – located in Buffalo, NY – is at the heart of Western New York’s cultural tourism renaissance. Its first interment took place in 1849; today there are more than 161,000 permanent residents in this 269-acre, non-denominational, non-sectarian, not-for-profit cemetery. Forest Lawn offers year-round guided tours on various themes and subjects, educational programming,special veteran programming and so much more. Forest Lawn is the only local full-service cemetery for traditional and cremation arrangements listed on the State and National Registries of Historic Places.

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A very beautiful place.

This is an incredibly beautiful and peaceful place. There are many themed sections throughout the cemetery. If you are into military history or are a veteran, there are sections... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeffrey L
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Morrisville, Vermont
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Morrisville, Vermont
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89 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an incredibly beautiful and peaceful place. There are many themed sections throughout the cemetery. If you are into military history or are a veteran, there are sections for the Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII and Korea. The headstones are extremely informative and interesting. There is an incredible section for the volunteer firefighters of old Buffalo with an... More 

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western NY state
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Large well landscaped grounds, this is a great place for a run or walk. Have had picnics there by the pond. Can see all the historic Buffalo surnames and interesting monuments.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have lived in Buffalo 49 years but never realized the extensive history resting in Forest Lawn. Each tour is so informative with great tour guides and some special guests. Make it a forced family fun day and your family will thank you,for the experience!

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Amherst, NY
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoy history, biography, art? All in one place? Take a 2-hr. ride in an air-conditioned . that can be found at Forest Lawn. If it's a history tour....look for me! Kim...I might just be your guide!

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Forest Lawn is beautiful and well maintained. I love walking here. Everywhere I walk there is a love story and history. Some of the monuments are amazing!

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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is an amazing array of celebrities and notable politicians buried in Buffalo. At the turn of the century, Buffalo was the 7th largest city in the U.S. We had a lot of money here and this cemetery reflects that wealth. Not only is it beautifully landscaped, in warm weather they offer trolley and/or walking tours which highlight some of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came for a visit with some family members, and we just drove around in the car to explore. It was a beautiful spring day, and many of the flowering trees were in bloom which made such pretty scenery driving around. Be sure to pick up a map if you drive around on your own! We were there for 2... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on the way to Niagara Falls. You could pop in for a few minutes to see the highlights, spend an hour or so walking and driving around, or spend multiple hours wandering among the monuments. Sounds strange to recommend spending the day in a cemetery but the monuments and grounds are so varied and interesting, that's exactly what you... More 

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sstarks, Manager at Forest Lawn, responded to this review

Thank you stopping by and visiting us. We are pleased you enjoyed exploring our beautiful grounds. Come again! More 

Centreville, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove through here for almost two hours and could have driven around two or three more hours. There are so many interesting gravestones, sculptures, monuments, memorials, statues, etc., you just can't see them all in one visit. It's nice that they have a map to take in the car guiding you to the most interesting sites. It looks well-maintained... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited April 2017, beautiful views and cool weather. Many photo opportunities. The only issue I had was that Mirror Lake was drained and being renovated, without any warning, and I didn't find out until I walked the mile and a half there.

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