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Forest Lawn

1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
+1 716-885-1600
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Interesting and historic--VERY GOOD docent

This was included as part of our FLW tour (his Blue Sky Mausoleum). I enjoyed the docent's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kurt_in_CLE
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Cleveland, Ohio
Great Tour

Took the walking tour, grounds are beautiful. Tour was very informative and full of history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robert C
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Buffalo, 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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was included as part of our FLW tour (his Blue Sky Mausoleum). I enjoyed the docent's commentary as we drove through the cemetery and her ability to like history to their "permanent residents."

Thank Kurt_in_CLE
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the walking tour, grounds are beautiful. Tour was very informative and full of history, especially enjoyed the reenactors we meet during the tour. A well spent afternoon.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Forest Lawn primarily for the experience and walked the grounds. It was beautiful and peaceful. We also came across deer, turkey, and even a couote on a quiet Sunday morning. The smount of history that exists there is amazing. From US presidents to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds of Forest Lawn Cemetery are stunning. The Trolly tour is very well done and extremely informative. This tour gives a glimpse into Buffalo's historical past especially about the movers and shakers who once lived here. The artistic nature of many of the monuments...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn’t know what to expect since I never did a cemetery tour. It’s not the kind of thing I would choose to do but my wife was interested in doing this so I went. Wow! This was probably in the top ten of tours...More

Thank Kpuccia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a beautiful cemetery. Lot's of famous people are buried here. There's even a building where you can trace records back to find ancestors. The grounds are well kept. It's a good stop for a little history on your journey.

Thank Shaun L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good maps and also tours are available. The grounds are lovely, and there are some marvelous monuments including a glass one with full size figures inside. Drive through and stop at any sites that interest you.

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We attended the walking tour that focused on the original 80 acres. The tour started on time , was well presented by Art ( our guide ), and filled the time with interesting and informative information. The grounds were peaceful and well maintained. Plan on...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

A great place of history combined with beautiful and peaceful spots to reflect at.Famous people are buried here. Many of the markers are interesting to read and look at. The trees are older and mature which gives the place a special feel.

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

My husband and I drove around the cemetery because we heard it was beautiful. Just a quick drive through. I recommend getting the map of graves at the cemetery opening. I wish we had more time. BE CAREFUL...YOU MAY MISS THE GATE, ITS AT AN...More

Thank Brenda E
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dacranjel
June 25, 2017|
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Response from sstarks | Property representative |
Yes allow at least two hours for the trolley tour
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17lindy
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
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