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Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville

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As the largest of its kind in the city and home to a multitude of Victorian-era graves, Cave Hill Cemetery is included on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally begun in the late 1840s, the cemetery features an array of decorations and tombs constructed in the grand Corinthian style. You can visit the cemetery and wander its plots, replete with local legends and ordinary citizens alike, including a number of tombs dedicated to both Union and Confederate soldiers from the Civil War. Admire the intricate designs of many of the statues and obelisks that dot the area and mark the entrances to the cemetery. This is the final resting place for former mayors, civil servants, soldiers, and even Colonel Sanders of "KFC" fame. Put Cave Hill Cemetery and other Louisville attractions into our Louisville trip builder tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We spend a great day walking around looking at the interesting graves. Look online for names and locations. Easily drivable, but we chose to walk. If you stop at the entrance gate the caretaker will g...  more »
  • Call me strange, but we walk around cemeteries. It's clean (usually), cheap, interesting fare for any lazy afternoon or post-breakfast walk. With that said, I've walked through many cemeteries, but al...  more »
  • Hills and trees , lakes and sunsets . I have always liked to spend time there , whether by myself or with family . My first wife's grandfather built the walls around this beautiful scene ... Castleman...  more »
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  • Muhammad Ali is buried here. Ive been coming here to feed the geese at the pond near the main office for years. This place isnt only a cemetery but its also a great place to see historic grave sites, run or walk, relax and enjoy the array of tree and flower species, or explore different memorials to the dearly departed. Get a map from one of the guards when you get there, bc this place is huge.
  • It was our first time visiting any cemetery and, with a little amusement, it was great. It's a beautiful place with thousands of graves - some of them of famous personalities like Muhammad Ali. Quite an art involved when it comes to graves and you realize it when you visit this place. Very peaceful - for obvious reasons - and you get to see the messages and memories people leave behind when they are buried under the ground. It is quite interesting to read them. We went to see Muhammad Ali's grave - great experience. There is parking inside the cemetery near the office but, if for few minutes, you can stop by anywhere and then carry on.
  • Love going here and seeing all the tombstones. Very pretty here .
  • Cave Hill Cemetery is a very pleasant place, as cemeteries go. The grounds are very well manicured. Staff can provide you with a map indicating where notable individuals, or your loved ones, are buried.
  • Love this cemetery every time I visit I see something new. They have maps of where famous people are buried. Rows of our soldiers both known and unknown. It's an awing sight to see all the soldiers that have sacrificed their lives for our country!
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