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“One of the best in the USA” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Ranked #3 of 164 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
cincinnati
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67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of the best in the USA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

If you are not a cemetery visitor you may be surprised. In the spring, this cemetery is alive with floral display. Wonderful flowering trees, ducks and geese; numerous ponds, and calming meadows. Just the history and dates on the monuments alone justify a visit to the arboretum.

Visited April 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best place to go for all kinds of reasons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

733 acres of pure beauty and history. I have taken my kids there over the years for all sorts of reasons. The kids had to do reports on all sorts of plants and trees and this was the place to look for them. Back in 1845 the Cincinnati Horticulture created Spring Grove and it has grown from there. We used to go feed the swans and ducks after church with the kids and take long walks. Beautiful place to take the best pictures.

Visited August 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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225 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“More than a Cemetery”
5 of 5 stars 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

Visited May 2013
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beauty of Spring Grove”
5 of 5 stars 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...

Visited March 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Photo Op!”
5 of 5 stars 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.

Visited April 2013
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