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“Beautiful”
Review of Lexington Cemetery

Lexington Cemetery
Ranked #7 of 130 things to do in Lexington
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Owner description: Established in 1824, this is considered one of America's most beautifully landscaped cemeteries.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

As cemeteries go, this one has got to be one of the most beautiful in the country. Many old trees and the landscaping is unequaled.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Lexington Cemetery is located right off of Main Street Lexington, hidden behind the guild of beautiful old wrought iron gates.
Many people enter the cemetery by day and also early evening (in warm weather) to meander the many pathways and soak in the serenity offered here.
The tree selection is unparalleled along this property and you can stop in the front office and actually pick up a guide to help you identify the many varieties and their leaf structure as you make your way around the cemetery.
The grave markers range from new to incredibly old and ornate, and it is interesting to read the names and attach to the local history of well known Lexington families.
The beauty of this place is marvelous and its a joy to take a stroll alone or bring along your children to enjoy a few hours.

1  Thank Khmergirl
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

As others have noted, the landscaping here is gorgeous. I'm always intrigued by the small differences in memorials among graveyards in different parts of the country. Here, I noted a lot of arches: curved arches, memories with multiple columns, etc. You'll also see an imposing memorial where Henry Clay is buried.

If exploring, be sure to look under some of the large magnolia trees - some of the older stones can be found here.

2  Thank BillyB32
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Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

We're extremely fortunate to live a few blocks from the Lexington Cemetery; because of its proximity, we're able to visit it in all seasons. That, and we're able to visit a loved one's gravesite regularly.

The grounds are beautifully kept and wonderful in all seasons, but the cemetery is spectacular in Spring and Autumn. The cemetery has historically significant monuments and graves - Henry Clay's being the most prominent. A map of the prominent citizen's gravesites are available at the gatehouse.

1  Thank RustyKentucky
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

While come cemeteries are creepy and forbidding, this one is truly tranquil and inviting. It's an arboretum as well, so the flowering trees are amazing in the spring as well as beautiful in the fall. Maps and marked roadways prevent your getting lost on a walk, as it's quite large, and the two central ponds with ducks, geese, and fountains also help you keep your bearings. As I say, it's a great place to get in some exercise, but it's hard to stay away from the very interesting markers and inscriptions! Only a mile or so from the historic downtown district and the Mary Todd Lincoln house, I would definitely recommend visitors including this as part of their "walk" through history in Lexington, KY.

1  Thank otterhere
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