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Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland

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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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  • This place is simply amazing. We visited in the spring and the flowers were beautiful. Make sure to get out and really explore the James Garfield memorial and the Wade Chapel. We enjoyed this so much ...  more »
  • One of my favorite places to walk in Cleveland. The entire cemetery is very well kept and gorgeous in the summer when all the flowers are blooming and the trees are green. Also very unique monuments a...  more »
  • Love the free concerts and other activities. The Easter sunrise service is lovely too. Gone on several guided tours and own prowl very beautiful area. A must see in CLE  more »
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  • A truly magnificent outdoor space. Such a pleasure to walk through.
  • One of my favorite places to walk in Cleveland. The entire cemetery is very well kept and gorgeous in the summer when all the flowers are blooming and the trees are green. Also very unique monuments and statues. I discover something new every time I go.
  • The landscape is AMAZING thank God for Davey Tree!!!
  • Absolutely beautiful Cemetery. Full of history.
  • This may sound strange to some people, but if you visit Cleveland you MUST visit Lakeview. This is a treasure! First of all the grounds are spectacular especially when everything is in bloom. Second the monuments and chapels are beautiful! Be sure to check out the Garfield monument, President Garfield is interred here.
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