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“Nice outdoor space”

Mount Holly Cemetery
Ranked #30 of 91 things to do in Little Rock
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Owner description: Home to the burial sites of some of the state's most famous citizens.
Boylston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor space”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

This was an lovely cemetary which was located close to the B&B I stayed at. It has some nice monuments, fountain, good plantings, and was pleasant and peaceful, despite being located near a main road. For those interested in Arkansas history there is a brochure with Arkansans of note buried there.
The only reason I give it a lesser rating is because I've become a bit of a cemetary buff, and having been to Bonaventure in GA and Mount Auburn in MA, it was smaller and didn't have the excess of spectacular monuments.

Visited June 2012
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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Final Resting Place of Those Who Shaped Arkansas”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Mount Holly Cemetery was once outside the city of Little Rock, but now is the heart of it. Here are buried former governors, Confederate generals and politicians of all types. There is the grave of David O. Dodd, accused and convicted of being a spy for the Conefedacy and hanged at the age of 16. This cemetery is full of historical people and if you don't know the history of the state and those who shaped it, then find a tour and listen to what these people did and endured. The pathways are narrow because they were built for buggies and horses. The cemetery is well kept and there is a brochure to help you find the graves of the most important people. Once hundreds of Confederate soldiers were buried here, but because of crowding they were moved to the Confederate Veterans Cemetery next to the National Cemetery. There is no charge for visiting and seeing the artwork in some of the tombstones is very interesting. Even if you know nothing of the state history, it has a calming effect and who knows what you might see as there have been paranormal events reported.

Visited March 2012
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Historic cemetery in the heart of downtown Little Rock”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Mount Holly is a wonderful example of how historic cemeteries can be preserved. A stroll down the beautifully landscaped paths provides a history lesson in and of itself. The cemetery is right in the heart of downtown on Broadway right off the 630. The gorgeous 19th century tombstones are interesting and a reminder of how art and function can work in harmony.
Check it out one day when you need a little tranquility. It's a wonderful place to sit and meditate.

Visited June 2012
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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“beautiful and interesting”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

Beautiful and interesting cemetery. Probably best to go on one of the tours. But if you like cemeteries, you might just like to stroll through this one. Conveniently located just off the interstate. I live in this community and I like to stroll through the cemetery taking photos of the gorgeous flowers several times a year.

Visited April 2012
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Horn Lake, Mississippi
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67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very serene”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

Peaceful, serene even though it is right next to a busy area. Beautiful markers that you don't see in newer cemeteries. History abounds here and you feel a strange connection with real people knowing this cemetery is still cared for and loved.

Visited March 2012
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