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“Not a tourist spot” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bellefontaine Cemetery

Bellefontaine Cemetery
Ranked #30 of 253 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
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129 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Not a tourist spot”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is one of the older historic cemetarys in the St. Louis area. The grounds are park like though not manacured. The surrounding neighborhood is questionable. Unless one is visiting someone specific, spending ones time elsewhere may be a better option.

Visited March 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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153 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“If you like to visit cemeteries”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

Being just a little ghoulish, we like to visit historic cemeteries when we travel, so when my son did a history project of Bellefontaine we went along and took the tour. Check the website for when they are offered. Very cool and they even have self guided tour books for $3 at the office. Just a word of caution, this is an old cemetery and it's not located in the best part of town so upload your Garmin or check your directions so you don't get off the beaten path. Just say'n....

Visited June 2013
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Fort Worth, TX
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111 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“An historic spot, beautifully maintained”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Stop at the entry and get a map of significant graves. White line on road makes navigating simple for the driver! Old trees and well maintained landscape makes for a happy place to visit.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Coffeebeans8
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Minnesota
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127 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Nicely maintained cemetery with much history and many stories. Those lying in rest include Lewis, of Lewis and Clark, the author of The Joy of Cooking and the founder of the Kindergarten movement. Helpful guide available at a small cost at the office. don't miss the lovely state champion elm on site.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Fricky1
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Ballwin, Missouri, United States
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169 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Famous cemetery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you are a history buff you will for sure enjoy a visit here. Do some research and get a guide book as many famous people are interned there. Civil War generals and gangsters and everything inbetween!

Visited September 2012
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