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Review of Forest Lawn

Forest Lawn
Ranked #3 of 163 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 7 September 2017

There are many famous people buried here, including Rick James, whose black headstone features an etching of his likeness and a poem. Many of the monuments, stone markers and mausoleums are positively breathtaking in scope. Definitely worth a visit if you are into touring historic cemeteries!

Thank nyackgirl47
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It may seem unusual to rate a walk through a cemetery, however, Buffalo's Forest Lawn cemetary is so beautiful and well maintained that it is perfect for a walk near the Elmwood strip without the hussle and bustle of the city. There are walking tours on Sundays during the summer. A few famous people who are buried here include Millard Fillmore, Rick James and Lawrence Dale Bell. There are so many gorgeous statues and mausoleums to see. I highly recommended checking it out!

Thank Elizabeth F
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sstarks, Manager at Forest Lawn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for posting this review. We are happy you enjoy our beautiful grounds.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We walk in Forest Lawn regularly. It is especially gorgeous in the fall. The variety of trees in these Olmstead-designed grounds and the Frank Lloyd Wright designed tomb make this place always worth the visit. A great place to stroll and picnic, it is a prime example of the rural cemetery movement. If you are a resident, go often. If you are a visitor, don't miss it.

Thank Kerry R
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Went to see Rick James from buffalo and there were lipstick stains on his mermorial, very nice man talked to us who buried his wife near him, also great for history with Millard Fillmore and a beautiful monument ,

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

A weekend morning tour last 1 1/2 hours very pleasantly delivered by an informed tour guide.
Covers the history of the cemetery from the 1800's until today. A short walk through some historical areas - various wars' casualties - local famous citizens - was quite informative.
Not to forget the resident family of deer spotted grazing peacefully.
High recommend !

Thank Jlu2903
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