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“More than a Cemetery”

Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Ranked #2 of 195 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 20, 2013

I do not find cemeteries to be pleasant places: rows of headstones crowded into small spaces, graves with plastic flowers, an atmosphere of gloom beneath a veneer of artificial cheerfulness and usually neglect. Sooner or later we all end up there, whether to say goodbye to friends and family or taken to our own eternal residence.

Spring Grove is different: more a park and arboretum than just a cemetery. It is huge, historical and immaculately maintained. It is worth visiting for the flowers and trees alone. There are many old gravestones and monuments, some from famous Cincinnati families, others unknowns. Now they all can now spend eternity together in the same subdivision.

Spring Grove is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. It is serene. If you are near Cincinnati, it is worth a trip

Thank DoctorPaul
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

There are so many reasons to love the historic Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum..... the flowers, the trees, the lakes, the fountains, and winding roads that take you on a journey through the history of Cincinnati and beyond. Spring Grove is dotted with graves of Civil War Soldiers, Cincinnati beer barons, ancient mausoleums and so much more. It is rich in history, alive with hope in the new growth and a place of everlasting peace all of which are captured so beautifully in a book entitled, "Beauty in the Grove", by Phillip Nuxhaull.

For me, it is a very special place... it is the place we chose to inter the remains of my son, who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. His name is Michael Edward Gould, a 29 year old securities trader @ Cantor Fitzgerald. His gravesite is marked by a black granite bench, etched with the Twin Towers and inscribed with the words, "For Michael and all those who perished on 9/11/2011." Today his gravesite stands as an everlasting of this tragedy and as the official Spring Grove 9/11 Memorial. We must never forget.

Peace and love abound...

1  Thank stjusvi
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you love to take nature photos, this is an AWESOME place to go. This cemetary is BEAUTIFUL. The lakes, geese, swan, various birds, trees, rose garden and they plant and constantly exchange out all sorts of flowers. I got some really good pics this year of their tulips by the lake with the fountain.

Thank KDL1969
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Simply beautiful place to walk for as long as you want, through lovely hills, ponds, historic structures and of course the historical markers. Just find an easy way to remember where you left your car! This place is huge. Just love it.

1  Thank Cameliah
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

This cemetery contains over a thousand non-native species laid out along lakes and fountains in hill setting. Some civil war notables are buried here, including Fighting Joe Hooker and Salmon P. Chase, Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Competition among Cincinnati families have left some amazing monuments. If you are looking for specific monuments as we were, you can have a difficult time, but this seems to the case with all the cemeteries we visit.

Thank paneb
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