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Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Known locally as "Cleveland's Outdoor Museum," Lakeview 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 Lakeview 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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  • It's odd to think that you'd have fun at a cemetery, but you really would here. There is so much history here. Everyone from the guy who started Sherwin Williams to Elliot Ness. There are beautiful gr...  read more »
  • This is a cemetery that was landscaped by Italians years ago arriving from Italy. It is beautiful! Buried within this cemetery is President Garfield. His home in Mentor, Ohio is nearby! Famous folks l...  read more »
  • Don't let the cemetery title fool you, this place rivals the best parks and arboretums. From daffodil hill in the spring to beautiful fall foliage the range of natural beauty will keep you coming back...  read more »
  • Although it's a cemetery it's a really cool place to visit!! Garfields monument is spectacular, and definitely a must see! The Wade chapel is beautiful, and sont forget to scout out John D. Rockefellers tomb as well as Elliot Ness and so many more!
  • Absolutely stunning! We first visited Lake View in the winter, and although the monuments were closed for the season, we still enjoyed walking around and seeing the diversity of old and new markers. If you stop into the main office, or the Garfield Monument or Wade Memorial Chapel (when they're open), you can pick up maps for self-guided tours. Alas, the maps don't include biographies of the notable people, so you might want to have Wikipedia queued up on your smartphone (unless you already know who Charles F. Brush and Jeptha Wade were). If you can though, visit the cemetery during the summer season, when the monuments are open. You can easily spend an hour taking in the Tiffany mosaics and stained glass in Wade Memorial Chapel and an equal amount of time experiencing the grandeur of the Garfield Monument (not only is the view of the city from the top amazing, you can actually see President Garfield's casket in the crypt). As you walk and/or drive around, also be sure to visit John D. Rockefeller's obelisk, the Haserot Angel, and the graves of Elliot Ness and Harvey Pekar (conveniently located next to each other).
  • Absolutely gorgeous here. President Garfield's monument is stunning. A true gem in the city. Little Italy is a block away with great food.
  • 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.
  • This is a lovely place to take a walk and see a lot of interesting things. The tour guides in the Wade Chapel and the Garfield Monument are very informative. The grounds are well taken care of as well.
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