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Forest Lawn

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Monuments of History

A walk through the cemetary along with narration by two docents was very, very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Buffalo, New York
Walk in the past

It is a well maintained cemetery with a interesting history and a pleasant well shaded place to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ralph d
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“rick james”(41 reviews)
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...more
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1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 4, 2015

There’s a reason tickets used to be required to get in the gates to have a picnic here and you still can find people having lunch these days in this park setting. Personally I think it’s a bit odd a cemetery is considered a top...More

5  Thank avenn
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We visited here just briefly as part of a Frank Lloyd Wright day long coach tour offered by Buffalo Tours. The Blue Sky Mausoleum was interesting to see and hear about (how expensive this place is is really quite astounding). It is a sleek, minimalist...More

2  Thank JamesII
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk through the cemetary along with narration by two docents was very, very interesting and informative. It begins with a visit to the main reception building. Bottled water is provided, which was very thoughtful. The monuments visited varied in years and the background of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a well maintained cemetery with a interesting history and a pleasant well shaded place to walk.

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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Went on a guided walking tour at Forest Lawn. I had been hearing for a while that it was a good place to experience. I recommend it. There is a lot of Buffalo history you can learn, and the stories and artistry of what you...More

Thank mail4rv2
Reviewed October 7, 2018

My siblings and I conducted our own tour of this cemetery. The grounds are beautiful and include over 250 acres. President Millard Fillmore is buried here as well as many other famous people. There is a wonderful creek running through the grounds and there are...More

Thank bravefilius
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We wanted to see where President Millard Fillmore was buried. What a stunning and most interesting cemetery. We explored it on our own, but next time will take a bus tour. There's a section for the firefighters that has a unique design that shows great...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed October 2, 2018

My Aunt was buried here. The Chapel had pews that were donated by her. Her second Husband was buried there before her.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

There were four of us that went on the Forest Lawn bus tour. What fun! Not only did we see how beautiful this cemetery actually we learned some history of Buffalo. It was an all around wonderful two hours spent learning all about our ancestors...More

Thank jmbdnb
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We went on a 2 hour walking tour of Forest Lawn with a docent. It did turn out to be a little longer, but we appreciated the time. There were people dressed in character at some of the famous sites and they spoke of their...More

Thank may1062016
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Some of our 50th reunion people took this tour as part of our weekend get together. It was absolutely packed with information on the cemetery's "residents". We had a wonderful day weather wise......If you have problems with heat stay near the front. The AC did...More

Thank kathy b
Reviewed September 8, 2018

I'm a hug fan of strolling through a good cemetery and this one doesn't disappoint. Take a drive through, pull over and park on the road wherever you wish. Walk about and take in all the interesting mausoleums and gravestones. A must see when in...More

Thank Joyce B
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September 27, 2018|
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Response from Andrea M | Reviewed this property |
You are free to see the beauty of Forest Lawn at your own pace.maps are available & office staff are helpful if needed.
June 25, 2017|
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Response from sstarks | Property representative |
Yes allow at least two hours for the trolley tour
August 18, 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