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“Clean and serene”

Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery
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$44.99*
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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.
Lumberton, Texas
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145 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Clean and serene”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a breath taking cemetery with important people buried here along with amazing works of art in the form of statues and crypts. I recommend that you visit the cemetery office for the free tour/walking guides. Photo taking tip: Many statues are located inside a crypt and you will have to take a photo through the glass part of the crypt doors. To avoid having your reflection show, have someone put the cemetery guide behind you to shield the glare. My photos came out beautiful by doing this. The cemetery is very safe, by the way. We went in the morning when it wasn't hot.

Visited August 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful and haunting”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

The grounds are well-kept and most of the monuments are well-kept. Some of the older ones need some repair. Many of the tombs are unbelievable! Worth the trip! Leave before they start closing the gates! We were there lather afternoon and started to panic that we had been locked in! Luckily they left one gate open near the funeral home!

Visited June 2014
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautifully preserved!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

Beautifully preserved family mausoleums with some of the most interesting architectural surprises! Definitely don't miss the opportunity to explore!

Visited November 2013
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Thank Amy S
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Longview, Texas
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A Step into History...”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Beautiful cemetery! Notice dates, will make you think back to the history of the city. You might want to carry an umbrella to use as you walk. The sun was plenty hot. Give yourself a fare amount of time to see.

Visited August 2013
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McCook, Nebraska
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Want one of these”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Love all the artistic monuments they are all in great shape and taken care of there are some old ones and a lot of new ones the workers were all really friendly too

Visited July 2014
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