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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. With our custom trip planner, Cleveland attractions like Lake View Cemetery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is a truly gorgeous cemetery. The fact that the outstanding Garfield Monument and the Wade Memorial Chapel are here adds to the charm and beauty of this place. Do visit both above and get a tour ...  more »
  • Beautiful landscaped grounds. Many famous (and more not-so-famous) Clevelanders and former Clevelanders rest here. Visiting the Garfield tomb is a must, as is the Wade tomb.  more »
  • Beautiful cemetery. Don't miss Wade Chapel! The tour of the chapel was informative. The Garfield monument has a vice view of the city from the top.  more »
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  • Very beautiful and peaceful place with so much history. We explored for hours and cannot wait to go back. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful.
  • This cemetery is an important piece of Cleveland's heritage that is worth a visit. Appreciate the location's beauty and history. Check the website and a tourist guide book before visiting. The cemetery has also hosted cultural events in the past including art exhibits.
  • Annie Ferro did an excellent job with my mother arrangement. Now I am back in town to put stone on her grave and Annie Ferro help me with everything.
  • The staff was very helpful in finding my relatives gravestones. You have to get a layout diagram of each section from the main office in order to find gravestones. So if you're looking to locate gravestones you have to go during office hours.
  • If you're coming here, make it a priority to visit Wade Chapel. I happened to stumble upon it while it was open and was awestruck. Absolutely worth a visit just for that.