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Forest Lawn

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Address: 1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
Phone Number: +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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Tour, flag retirement, pond w geece habitat. Famous. President and famous people laid to rest. Historic, etc

Informative and historic cemetery. Have flag ceremonies for proper disposal. Beautiful pond that has a breeding geece habitat. President and famous occupants. Have regularly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Donna F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Informative and historic cemetery. Have flag ceremonies for proper disposal. Beautiful pond that has a breeding geece habitat. President and famous occupants. Have regularly scheduled tours. Very old. Beautiful layout and landscaping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came to this cemetery during the middle of the day to take pictures, and while I was walking around, I couldn't help but notice how much history and beauty it had. There are amazing mausoleums, brilliant head stones, and it is HUGE.

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An incredible archive of history in one place! Our first stop in Buffalo NY was Forest Lawn Cemetery. I researched “things to do” in Buffalo and this was one of the odd items out. After reading through some of the information I was determined to find Rick James plot for a once in a lifetime “Super Freak” photo. My husband... More 

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Irving, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of neighbors take the trolley tour. What an experience! I have lived in the Buffalo area all my life and never knew what a treasure awaited us at Forest Lawn . Truly both historical and heartwarming stories associated with the Mausoleums. I am going to walk thru cemetery in the fall as it will be ablaze... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have my Parents and Family entombed there and although sad to visit, the grounds are beautiful and make you forget you're in the heart of a city. Many historic monuments grace the grounds and the roads are perfect for walking. The area is also perfect for picnics while gazing at the ponds which are frequented by water fowl. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful why to spend a few hours walking in this beautiful setting. Take a walk through time, read the stones and visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Blue Sky Mausoleum. Plenty of Entrances (Delaware we feel is best).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with a large group of friends and did the trolly tour. We loved learning about the history of Buffalo, highly recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the trolley ride/tour through this beautiful, peaceful resting place that is home to a number of Buffaloians -- some well-known and some less known. So much history - so many stories -- all told by a wonderful guide (Jane). I've lived in Western New York all of my life and I learned some never before known history about our... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We missed the peak flowering period, but brought a picnic and wandered the grounds. Beautiful. Brought kids and enjoyed a beautiful day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can drive around yourself but it's worth getting the tour to make things more user friendly and interesting. This is a beautiful piece of history and made our trip to buffalo unique.

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