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Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland

Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Known locally as "Cleveland's Outdoor Museum," Lake View Cemetery houses a memorial dedicated to president James Garfield and an ornate Neoclassical chapel, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A quiet place for a picnic or a stroll, the garden is located in the "Heights" area of Cleveland, notable for offering unobstructed views of Lake Erie. Founded in 1869 and modeled after renowned English and French graveyards of the Victorian era, the cemetery offers a variety of walking, bus, and self-guided tours of its grounds and two notable structures. As you walk through the cemetery, look for the Rockefeller family obelisk, made of the largest piece of granite ever cut for memorialization purposes. Add Lake View Cemetery and other attractions to your Cleveland trip itinerary using our Cleveland road trip website.
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  • I had a few cemeteries to visit in Cleveland and Lake View was amazing. By far one of the best cemeteries I've ever seen. Huge with a lot of statues and large monuments. The area of the cemetery I...  more »
  • I had no idea both these prominent men were buried here when we entered the cemetery. Very well kept place. Wish hours to the Garfield Monument were longer. Also, the founder of rock & roll is buried....  more »
  • Wrote a bunch under the Garfield Monument page. We spent about an hour there. Interesting place to visit.  more »
  • Surprisingly, Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio is not only a cemetery, but a tourist destination as well!After having lunch in Little Italy, my daughter suggested we visit Lake View Cemetery. Living just 45 minutes away, I had never even heard of this much visited cemetery.Lake View Cemetery was founded in 1869 by a group of Cleveland businessmen and is the resting place for many significant people including James A. Garfield, our 20th President of the United States.Visitors come from near and far to view the spectacular architecture and park-like grounds. Visitors can take a self-guided tour or take a tour by trolley.
  • I’m a John D. Rockefeller fan and wanted to see his resting place. The cemetery is an excellent place to wander.
  • I've loved this quiet place since I was young. Peaceful. A place to enjoy thought. The gravestones and mosuliums have wonderful details. I plan on my ashes to be buried here hopefully not far from my father in the veteran's area.
  • We took our kids here for a stroll while in Cleveland this weekend. It's strange to say but this is a truly beautiful cemetary. I enjoyed seeing locals and tourists enjoying the beauty and peacefulness of the grounds. The Haserot Angel is a must see. She is beautiful and there are tons of very old creepy beautiful mausoleums to see. Definitely worth the stop.
  • Always a beautiful place to be. You can learn so much history and see much beauty. The grounds are well taken care of and staff is always friendly and helpful.

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