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Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA 70124-1031
+1 504-486-6331
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This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“weeping angel” (71 reviews)
“above ground” (93 reviews)
“buried here” (31 reviews)
5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA 70124-1031
+1 504-486-6331
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We don't usually visit cemeteries on vacation but on the way back from the Plantation Homes we saw this off the highway. It was closed - a bit after 5. We read on our phones that you can enter around on the right side -...More

Thank karigeo5
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful city indeed! The cemetery is well kept and has named streets. Yes, it is huge! Beautiful statuary and huge monuments built for the dead 💀 Even in death they be living it up grand. Yes, it is the cemetery for the rich and...More

Thank Evangelio A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely worth a visit to see the opulence in which the dead sleep. Our tour guide indicated that some of these mausoleums were within the 1M dollar range. Wow. It was also interesting to hear some of the stories behind the names and the history...More

Thank Robert V. M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was taken here on a city tour and was in awe of the above ground tombs. These are the tombs of the wealthy families in New Orleans. Stained glass, marble, statues, etc. Interesting to see the old versus the new. Both are beautiful in...More

Thank Debby S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nick clark with nolacivilwartours is the way to go. the most ornate exquiste cemetery you will ever vist - remember this is still an active cemetery.

Thank 266jimmiet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very swank cemetery which included folks like Copeland the owner of Popeye's Chicken. The cemetery was well kept with the most usual burials and grave site to view.

Thank pimptown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone is very kind and helpful and patient with you. All questions are answered or else they will find someone to answer them for you.

Thank COPOUT1311
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating place to enjoy the elaborate tombs of past and present! Take time to walk among the various styles and the time periods of the monuments dedicated to those who have gone before us. I found the artists' work to be beautiful and some...More

Thank Darrel K
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is one of the few cemeteries that you can actually drive through. Our Southern Style Tour took us here towards the end of our trip. The grave sites are breathtaking to behold. I had heard of the above ground tombs in New Orleans but...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 6 May 2017

You have to see the Cemeteries. This was amazing and beautiful. Nothing like it anywhere. An experience like not other.

Thank janieking2017
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake
Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for
family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans
Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel
Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush
Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and
the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix
of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond
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Is this "walk through" only? Can one drive through? Thanks!
19 March 2017|
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Response from Antonio R | Reviewed this property |
walk through...
So you don't need to have an official tour to go to this cemetery?
6 February 2017|
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Response from Jerry T | Reviewed this property |
It's open to the public. You can get a map at the office that shows important graves. It is something to see
Amy M
Does the cemetary ever open the doors for the Weeping Angel to be on display? If so, what time and when? We are here through March and I'd love to get a better view of it, unless you just have to get lucky when there isnt steam on the windows....
4 January 2017|
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Response from skaszab2016 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. May I suggest you do a web search. I am sure your answers will be there.