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“Authentic history and exceptional beauty”

Bellefontaine Cemetery
Ranked #34 of 263 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
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Authentic history and exceptional beauty”
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
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful historic place is a dangerous neighborhood”
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
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“So much history!”
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
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Educational”
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
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“This place is so cool!!!!!”
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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