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Forest Lawn

1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
+1 716-885-1600
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Restful and scenic

We didn't have time for a guided tour and wandered about for half an hour or so. Cemeteries are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
Quiet and contemplative stop on a busy day

Took a walking tour and the information from the guide was extremely good. Lots of famous grave... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter L
Palm Beach, United States
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As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn – located in Buffalo, NY – is at the heart of Western New York’s cultural tourism renaissance. Its first interment took place in 1849; today there are more than 161,000 permanent residents in this 269-acre, non-denominational, non-sectarian, not-for-profit cemetery. Forest Lawn offers year-round guided tours on various themes and subjects, educational programming,special veteran programming and so much more. Forest Lawn is the only local full-service cemetery for traditional and cremation arrangements listed on the State and National Registries of Historic Places.
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1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
+1 716-885-1600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have time for a guided tour and wandered about for half an hour or so. Cemeteries are generally restful, and Forest Lawn is no exception. It is also attractive and would be a good place for a picnic.

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a walking tour and the information from the guide was extremely good. Lots of famous grave sites and the place is beautiful. It is a respite from the city and puts you in a thinking friendly mood. Not sure why, but it does.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can see some famous tombs, but it's great for a walk or jog. Beautiful big cemetery. Rick James and a couple dead presidents are buried here.

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 1 week ago

One sunday morning did a nice slow ride , the history that is in this place is unreal. everyone should take time and walk around .

Thank clm2702
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful stonework and many famous people buried here. There are streams, wildlife from geese to deer living in the center of the city on this site. They offer walking as well as tram tours of the entire cemetery.

Thank pdgriffen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting tour. Attended by a wide range of ages. Tour guide provided interesting narratve.

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been on several tours in Forest lawn and they have all been fantastic! The guides on the walking tours were informative and interesting, lots of little known historical facts that you can drop on your friends and sound like a professor of history. Really enjoyed...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An adventure you don't want to miss. The trolley takes you through the idyllic grounds that are beautifully manicured and so peaceful. The guide explains the history of the cemetery as well as the people buried there. If that is not enough, along the way...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Follow the deep and rich history of Forest Lawn. Walk thru this beautiful and well maintained place and see history unveiled.

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend a tour of this amazing place. The beauty ~~ history ~ the wonderful essence, Take a moment to enjoy the lake, the peaceful ambience to reflect. Enjoy the history and stories of the families.

Thank susanerkdo
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25 June 2017|
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Response from sstarks | Property representative |
Yes allow at least two hours for the trolley tour
18 August 2016|
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Response from unitedstates2015 | Reviewed this property |
They do have tours of the grounds, however not sure of times or dates. Google Forest Lawn Cemetery located in Buffalo NY. It should have all the info. The tours are very informative and interesting. There is a lot of... More