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Cave Hill Cemetery

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Address: 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204
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This cemetery is one of the largest in the area with graves dating back to the 1800s. We have come here with the kids to explore and read the many historical headstones. This... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery is one of the largest in the area with graves dating back to the 1800s. We have come here with the kids to explore and read the many historical headstones. This place is so large you can easily spend several hours wandering the many paths. We got lost at one point on our first trip.

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Frederick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we visit Louisville we're always trying to see all the sights. We decided on a warm January day to go see Colonel Sanders grave. We went in the entrance on Baxter Avenue and we walked at least 2 or 3 miles. If you're in a car it is not so bad the grave is humble and nothing really special.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful, peaceful and historical site. Lots of ducks, geese, squirrels. Even an occasional peacock. Very relaxing and calming walk.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Cemeteries are usually high on the list of places to visit on vacation. But Cave Hill is one of those rare resting places that's worth seeing. It's not as grand as Père Lachaise in Paris, or La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires. But for a mid-size city, its rolling hills and truly one-of-a-kind cemetery "art" -- memorial sculptures and tombstones... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This was a amazing place to visit ...it's like going back in time. Also seeing the civil war soldiers buried here was humbling ... there are lots of famous people buried here and you can go to the office and get a map to find them .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Came here to visit some of the more notable graves like Muhammad Ali and Col.Sanders. Beautiful grounds and arboretum. Definitely worth the visit, would like to go back when we have more time to explore.

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Felton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Very nice historic Cemetery. Very large and spread out. We did locate Col Sanders and Ali's resting places. Roads are well laid out with turnouts. Worth a visit.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The age and scope of this gorgeous cemetery are mind blowing. A number of tours, historical, celebrity, etc, are offered, including a hay ride. Can't wait to go back in the spring and explore more thoroughly.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We came here to visit the gravesite of Colonel Sanders and pay our respects to the Fried Chicken King. The grounds are well kept and gravesites are easy to find.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

For a laid back afternoon, wander around the cemetery and try to find some favorite grave stones. We enjoyed feeding the ducks and looking for Colonel Sanders.

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