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Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery
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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
Ranked #21 of 352 things to do in New Orleans
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Owner description: This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Bring your camera!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

This was my second trip to this cemetery. My first trip was for the sole purpose of seeing " The Weeping Angel". I had first seen her on a commercial for the "Twilight" movie and knew that I had to see her in person. After seeing her I knew that I would return to the Metairie Cemetery again to share her with friends who would truly appreciate the beauty of this sculpture. This cemetery has sooo much to offer to the person who loves history and art. The magnificent sculptures and the intricate displays of craftsmanship and the attention given to these tombs and mausoleums will take your breath away. It is truly time well spent. Give yourself a couple of hours and wear comfortable shoes, and don't forget to bring your camera because you will have many opportunities take some great pictures that will be worth framing!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank TeeCeeCee
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“History and Unique Architecture”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

This was a beautiful old place, with unique design features and a garden-feel. It was worth the time to wander around and imagine times gone by.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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“Serene & interesting”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

You can walk to the Metairie Cemetery (aka Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemetries) from the last stop on the Canal streetcar. Its a little dangerous as you have to avoid traffic when crossing the main intersection. There is a small entrance in the corner by the traffic lights behind a bush that you can walk through into the grounds, else you end up walking along the highway which isn't very safe.
The cemetery itself is beautifully maintained and it was wonderfully calm & quiet walking along the streets in the cemetery taking in the artistic marble mausoleums & tombs.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank LFOX79
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful, well maintained, highlight of our NOLA trip.”
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

We visted the Metairie Cemetery because I really wanted to see the weeping angel mausoleum. A grounds keeper was kind enough to lead us to it (4th from the right of the walkin entrance right off the highway) it was nice because road allowed us drive through and stop and get out without having to park and walk the whole way. Very well kept, felt completely safe, could spend all day!

1 Thank Pamela F
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Clinton, Connecticut
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49 reviews
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Beautiful park like grounds. The tombs are like works of art, certainly worth the visit. Water features and wild life are abundant.

Visited May 2013
Thank Patricia M
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