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“What an incredible place”
Review of Forest Lawn

Forest Lawn
Ranked #2 of 155 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn – located in Buffalo, NY – is at the heart of Western New York’s cultural tourism renaissance. Its first interment took place in 1849; today there are more than 161,000 permanent residents in this 269-acre, non-denominational, non-sectarian, not-for-profit cemetery. Forest Lawn offers year-round guided tours on various themes and subjects, educational programming,special veteran programming and so much more. Forest Lawn is the only local full-service cemetery for traditional and cremation arrangements listed on the State and National Registries of Historic Places.
Buffalo, New York
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What an incredible place”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

I know it sounds weird but take a tour through Forest Lawn. You will NOT be disappointed. You can even go on a ghost tour :) There are presidents that 'reside' here. Duck ponds. And just peace.

Visited October 2013
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Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Strange place to recommend, but go!”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

It seems odd to recommend going to a cemetery, but Forest Lawn is not just a final resting place, it is a destination! If you are looking for a great place to take a walk, jog, or just relax, Forest Lawn is really a beautiful location with a lot to offer. The only thing that frustrates me with Forest Lawn is the hours- they lock the gates at 7 pm, even in the Summer, when I think they should follow dusk hours instead. My wife and I like to take walks there, but we often can't because it is closed.

Visited June 2014
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Springville, New York
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Trolley Tour in Summer....Learn some history, see some beauty!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just took a 2 hour trolley tour (air conditioned, large windowed) through Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY. Have been wanting to do this for years, and everyone should do it at least once.
Take time out of your day to see this gorgeous resting place, with its established trees, rolling hills, and streams and wildlife running through it. The guides are very professional and give an outstanding narration throughout. Most anyone would enjoy a walk, or ride through this park-like setting, and well worth the $ for the 2 hour ride through Buffalo's history -makers and prominent residents final resting place.

Visited July 2014
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East Amherst, New York
Level 6 Contributor
518 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Amazing What You Can Learn in a Cemetery”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have been wanting to go on one of the tours through Forest Lawn for many years. I am glad we finally had the opportunity. This particular tour focused on the art throughout the grounds. It was fabulous. The stories our guide related were fascinating and very educational.

There are many other tours that focus on different topics. All sound interesting and hopefully in our future.

Visited July 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Buffalo Beauty”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

When I'm in Buffalo, I always come here. This place has such beauty and serenity. After touring dozens of cemeteries around the western hemisphere, there are few, if any, that can match the beauty of Forest Lawn in good 'ol Buffalo, New York. This place is an idyllic resting place and serves as a point of pride for the city. Be sure to view the photos to gain a sense of what it is truly like to spend time here.

Visited January 2014
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