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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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  • Visited this park on Mothers Day with my adult son and I must say it was not only beautiful but relaxing as well  more »
  • This is one of the most interesting places I have found in the Cleveland area. If you are lucky enough to get a tour by some one that works there it is fabulous. Lots of famous people have been buried...  more »
  • Lake View Cemetery is what brought so many master Italian stoneworkers to "Little Italy" on Cleveland's east side. Their work can be seen on the many gravesites as you drive through this massive cemet...  more »
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  • I would suggest stopping and picking up a map at the entrance or taking a guided tour. The cemetery is pretty spread out and so much history to see. The architecture is amazing.
  • Defin something you need to visit in Cleveland. Yeah, the mausoleum is dedicated to President Garfield, and yes, he has been president for just 3 months. Check out his story though, he was a very interesting man. Oh, you can walk into the cemetery and even read a book, its not creepy, except for the Halloween, don't do that. Seriously.
  • What beautiful architecture and history! I went on a guided tour which was so informative. It was nice to get the history behind some of the most famous Clevelanders buried there.
  • Lake View Cemetery is one of my all-time favorite locations in NE Ohio. The cemetery is the epitome of peaceful and contains numerous works of artistic wonder. The statues are breath-taking! For nature lovers, you won't be disappointed! The flowers and trees are all one could hope for. Also, watch your step! With every step along the graves tiny chipmunks scatter.
  • Absolutely gorgeous here. President Garfield's monument is stunning. A true gem in the city. Little Italy is a block away with great food.