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“Beautiful and Perfectly Manicured for the Rich” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Metairie Cemetery

Metairie Cemetery
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$44.99*
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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
Ranked #20 of 333 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
New York City
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124 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Perfectly Manicured for the Rich”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is one of the nicest and perfect cemeteries you will ever see. Huge mausoleums for the rich of Louisiana, a nice contrast to the old decrepit ones.

Visited October 2012
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Coral Gables, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Safe and very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

There is an obelisk to mark the grave of Mrs. Moriarity engraved with "Faith, Hope, Charity" for Mrs. Moriarity (it rymes) Another sarcophigas is for Mr. Lacoste (another ryme) "Buck buck bucket he kicked the bucket old man Lacoste is dead bum bum". Little risk of offense as these memorials are very old. I drove by them growing up and sing the same to my kids now when we visit. My dad is buried here too. Parklike atmosphere with truly incredible statuary etc. A must see. This graveyard is safe unlike some in New Olreans.

Visited November 2012
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Virginia Beach
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The best cemetary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Lakelawn Metarie is the best cemetary in NOLA. The monuments are huge and varied. It is well worth a cab or cable car ride.

Visited October 2012
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San Juan Islands, Washington
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315 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“A Confederate final bivouack.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

At its outset, this was a cemetery built for wealthy New Orleanians. Following the Civil War it continued that use and was bolstered by most famous Confedrate officers who died in New Orleans being entombed there. John Bell Hood is there, Jefferson was first buried in a tomb still there before being moved to Richmond, the "Soldier Prince from Dixie" richard Taylor is buried there. A wonderful tomb to the Army of Tennesee with an equestrian statue of Albert Sydney Johnston which can be seen as you whiz by on the I-10. And a fabulous monument square to the Washington Artillery. And much more.

Visited October 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Unbelievable!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Another must see....the way the dead are buried...the famous people here and the beauty of the grave stones...

Visited October 2012
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