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Lake View Cemetery

12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4393
+1 216-421-2665
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Odd to recommend a cemetery, but I do!

This cemetery is just gorgeous, filled with beautiful plants and memorials . We walked around for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kathy K
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Whitehall, Michigan
Great old cemetery

Resting place of John D Rockefeller, The Glidden Family, and President Garfield. Beautiful chapel... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kathryn R
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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As a tourist destination, The Lake View Cemetery offers a variety of walking, bus, and self-guided tours. Among the tour topics are geology, architecture, horticulture, nature, animals, and history. In addition, there are picnic sites and hiking trails. Some of the well-known points of interest include: The Garfield Monument Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours. Dedicated in 1890 to honor James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States 180' tall, 154 steps Architect — George Keller Caskets of the President and his wife, Lucretia, are displayed for viewing Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Wade Chapel Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours. Built in honor of Jeptha Wade, founder of the Western Union Telegraph Company and first president of The Lake View Cemetery Association Made of granite from Barre, VT with an interior and window by Louis Comfort Tiffany studios Architect — Hubbell & Benes Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Rockefeller Monument Erected to honor the family of John Davison Rockefeller, financier and philanthropist, founder of Standard Oil Company 65' tall; 357,680 lbs. Made of one piece of granite, the largest piece ever quarried for memorialization purposes in Barre, Vermont Community Mausoleum Dedicated in April, 1990 1148 crypts, 928 niches Contemporary architecture Architects — Harley Ellington Pierce Yee Associates, Inc., Southfield, Michigan Builders — Carbone Construction Lake View Cemetery Dam (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Project) Dedicated in 1978 The largest concrete-poured dam east of the Mississippi at the time 500' across, 60' above grade, 30' below grade Holds 80M gallons storm water
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4393
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+1 216-421-2665
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Reviewed yesterday

This cemetery is just gorgeous, filled with beautiful plants and memorials . We walked around for more than 2 hours and could have spent more time. Gorgeous mosaics and stained glass in the chapel, and the docent was very knowledgable.

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Resting place of John D Rockefeller, The Glidden Family, and President Garfield. Beautiful chapel with a Tiffany stained glass. Garfield lays in state in a large, grand memorial. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Get off the main road to visit some of the lonely...More

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My parents were visiting me in the Cleveland area and I was trying to find something that they would enjoy that wasn't overly strenuous. My dad is in his 70s and had to take it a little slower on some of the hilly areas. We...More

1  Thank CarmenH2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lake View Cemetery is one of my favorite places in all of Cleveland to visit. It looks. Ack at a time when such places were viewed as places to walk about in and so has beautiful scenery. There's the Garfield monument to visit and chapels...More

Thank Miranda H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This cemetery is just beautiful, not to mention full of history, interesting people and stories. The Garfield Memorial is wonderful and don't miss taking the 60 plus steps up to see 40 miles of Lake Erie and the downtown skyline if the day is clear....More

Thank Barb H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driven through the cemetery by a guide who told the story behind some of the interesting gravesites here. Once outside the city, it is now easily reached on a city tour.

Thank 220cherylc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as many famous people here, but some interesting grave sites and headstones. My husband especially liked Roy Chapman's baseball themed headstone. The Wade Chapel is beautiful. Worth an hour or so while seeing President Garfield's memorial/mausoleum.

Thank gdowiak1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best views of the city is atop the Garfield Memorial. You can see for miles. The cemetery itself is so big it goes through three cites. Not only are billionaires buried there, but they're buried amongst presidents and lawyers like Elliot Ness....More

Thank Chelle_Therese
Reviewed 1 week ago

This rolling cemetry, locate at the top of Little Italy is a wonderful place to explore. Graves of John D Rockefeller, Elliot Ness and other notables can be found here. You can get a map from the entrance, but they are clearly marked as you...More

Thank MWK51
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is full of history with all the beautify Tiffany mausoleums. If you are lucky enough to be able to get inside Wade Chapel...it will not disappoint! The history alone is worth the trip.

Thank Debra S
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jgbtravels
6 June 2017|
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Response from bjsmusic | Reviewed this property |
There is an Entrance on Mayfield Road just before Coventry Road.Little Italy is just down Mayfield Road about 3 Minitues away. There is another Entrance near Kenilworth Rd ,a left at the Entrance will take you to the... More
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Kathleen V
30 August 2016|
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Response from rich20years | Reviewed this property |
Wade and Garfield memorial are open daylight hours. Stop at the office at 123rd and Euclid gate for map, guidance and full info. All is free. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the cemetery. Nice locations are near the... More
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Jeff E
1 June 2015|
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Response from LakeViewCemetery | Property representative |
Dear Jeff, Thanks for reaching out! Yes, we do have maps available, which highlight not only the names you mentioned, but other popular sites within the cemetery. You are welcome to stop at Lake View Cemetery's offices... More
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