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“Great Walking Area”
Review of Lake View Cemetery

Lake View Cemetery
Ranked #7 of 183 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: As a tourist destination, The Lake View Cemetery offers a variety of walking, bus, and self-guided tours. Among the tour topics are geology, architecture, horticulture, nature, animals, and history. In addition, there are picnic sites and hiking trails. Some of the well-known points of interest include: The Garfield Monument Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours. Dedicated in 1890 to honor James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States 180' tall, 154 steps Architect — George Keller Caskets of the President and his wife, Lucretia, are displayed for viewing Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Wade Chapel Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours. Built in honor of Jeptha Wade, founder of the Western Union Telegraph Company and first president of The Lake View Cemetery Association Made of granite from Barre, VT with an interior and window by Louis Comfort Tiffany studios Architect — Hubbell & Benes Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Rockefeller Monument Erected to honor the family of John Davison Rockefeller, financier and philanthropist, founder of Standard Oil Company 65' tall; 357,680 lbs. Made of one piece of granite, the largest piece ever quarried for memorialization purposes in Barre, Vermont Community Mausoleum Dedicated in April, 1990 1148 crypts, 928 niches Contemporary architecture Architects — Harley Ellington Pierce Yee Associates, Inc., Southfield, Michigan Builders — Carbone Construction Lake View Cemetery Dam (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Project) Dedicated in 1978 The largest concrete-poured dam east of the Mississippi at the time 500' across, 60' above grade, 30' below grade Holds 80M gallons storm water
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Northeast Oh
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Walking Area”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

Always see something new or some detail I missed on previous visits. Several relatives buried here.

Visited December 2011
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hinckley ohio
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“great tours”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

lots of history here-many different tours of the cemetery--lolly the trolley tours on Sundays

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Cleveland
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“Beautiful any time of year.”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Every spring, we visit Lakeview Cemetary to see the daffodils. The staff put up signs to direct you on a driving tour through the cemetary to see the tens of thousands of blooms. But, this cemetary is worth visiting any time of year to see the Garfield Monument (tomb of President James Garfield and his wife) and the Wade Chapel which was designed by Tiffany. Both the Garfield Monument and the Wade Chapel are places where you should park and go inside to be amazed. In addition, the landscaping is always beautiful.

And, of course, it is free!

Visited April 2012
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New York City, New York
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“very beautiful”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

It's a wonderful park, a great place to stroll, and the Wade Chapel is very beautiful. The Tiffany interior is one of the few intact Tiffany interiors left, and is the most beautiful room I saw in Cleveland.

Visited April 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Great for Photographers”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

During our trip to Cleveland, we made a stop to Lake View Cemetery and we were amazed!
There were many different sites to see and unique sculptures and tombstones.

This is a great stop for photographers. I ended up taking ~200 photos while there and felt that I couldn't stop. There were just so many unique things.

One note: The office staff will let you use their bathroom, which was an added bonus! :)

Visited March 2012
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