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“Historic Cemetary”
Review of Lakewood Cemetery

Lakewood Cemetery
Ranked #35 of 213 things to do in Minneapolis
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Owner description: One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Historic Cemetary”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Here are interred famous people, the city's most prominent, as well as revolutionary, civil war, and later wars, fire and police, and even the circus. Ordinary people of all nationalities. Huge monuments, mausoleums and angels, as well as several chapels. It is a currently active cemetery. There is a lot of bird and animal life to be photographed as well

Visited October 2011
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Crystal, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Beautiful Cemetery”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Beautiful Cemetery, I have quite a bit of my family members there, it's always peaceful and beautiful every time I go and visit.

Visited March 2012
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Minneapolis
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“An historic and lovely place”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Beautiful historic cemetery between two lakes. Now also the site of an architecturally amazing new mausoleum. I know -- whodathunk a mausoleum could be amazing?

Visited May 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Great walk through history”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

It's a large cemetary with lots of Minnesota historical markers. Be sure to visit the graves of Senator Paul Wellstone, Hubert Humphrey and many others.

Visited September 2011
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Minneapolis
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Must see the Memorial Chapel ceiling mosaic.”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

The Lakewood Memorial Chapel is awesome. It is often open during the day if there is no funeral. To quote the website of the cemetery, "The chapel interior was created by New York designer Charles Lamb and many consider it the most perfect example of Byzantine mosaic art in the United States." The ceiling has an awesome mosaic view of 12 beautiful angels, each one different.

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