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Forest Lawn, Buffalo

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  • I would never go again! We started out to leave well before dusk and as we drove around the perimeter of the cemetery, every gate had been locked and it was still daylight! We ended up at the office w...  more »
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York was founded in 1849 by Charles E. Clarke. It covers over 269 acres and over 152,000 are buried there, including U.S. President Millard Fillmore, singer Rick J...  more »
  • My husband, a couple of friends and I enjoyed the History Walking Tour last weekend. We enjoyed learning about famous people buried at Forest Lawn and seeing ornate and beautiful monuments, gravestone...  more »
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  • Beautiful, quiet place. Great place to walk, bike, and even drive through (maybe even go on a date! ;). I was a little surprised about that last bit, but I quickly realized how big the cemetary was and almost got lost! Fortunately, someone's marked the road so you can find your way out of the labyrinth!
  • The famous Big Bopper one of my favorite rock n roll singers is buried there and nice too walk around there and take a look back at the amazing history.
  • One of the prettiest cemeteries in the country, Forest Lawn has an unusually high number of famous "residents". Two of the more well-known sites are Frank Lloyd Wright's Blue Sky Mausoleum and the gravesite of President Millard Fillmore.
  • “Eerie, humbling, historic, amazing!” First off, walking around a cemetery isn't for everyone, regardless of how amazing it may be. HOWEVER, if you find the enormous "wealth" in the history of 200+yr old cemeteries and you are in Buffalo, you have to stop by! Most of the founders of Buffalo and the surrounding area's are buried there, not to mention Chiefs from Seneca Nation and a US President! Not knowing much of Buffalo's history prior to my first visit, I learned so much in the 3 hrs that I was there (get a map, the place is HUGE!!).
  • Breathtaking scenery, great wealth of knowledge buried here. Good for a bike rides.

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