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“Authentic history and exceptional beauty” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bellefontaine Cemetery

Bellefontaine Cemetery
Ranked #30 of 246 things to do in Saint Louis
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Owner description: Bellefontaine is a historic, active cemetery & arboretum, with renowned architecture, a rich cultural history- and we're open everyday! Come visit us!
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Authentic history and exceptional beauty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

Many of the most important citizens of the historic city of St. Louis are buried in this very large and well-maintained park. We visited on a beautiful fall day so as to photograph both some of the important graves and the magnificent trees.

Visited October 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful historic place is a dangerous neighborhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Don't travel alone, and go only during broadest daylight. It's a beautiful park, with some historical graves well worth seeing if you're into that kind of thing. The nearby streets have a lot of gang activity, however, so beware.

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St. Louis
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80 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“So much history!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

An incredable place to visit so much history! Again the neighborhood is not too great, visit when the sun shines bright!

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St. Louis
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Educational”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Before you go, do a little research on-line. You can search for people and find out where their graves are using the cemetery's on-line search. To have some preset markers, it is much more interesting. The architecture is beautiful. The drive through gives you a real tour through St. Louis history.

Visited August 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“This place is so cool!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

WOW what a cemetery. Rich in history, beautiful works of art for monuments, and rolling hills to walk and enjoy. This cemetery offers an excellent look in the past of St. Louis history and a who's who's in St. Louis. You can easily spend a couple of hours walking around, looking at the different monuments and just enjoying all the history.

A must see if you are a history buff!

Visited July 2012
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