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“What a great trolley tour”
Review of Forest Lawn

Forest Lawn
Ranked #2 of 159 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 4 weeks ago

Was not sure what to expect. The docent was excellent. Most of the "guests/ghosts" were fun and informative. Learned alot about cemeatries, words and Buffalo. Only downside was the seats were a little uncomfortable.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

On Easter Sunday of this year, some friends and I decided to walk around the historic cemetery after our meal. Not only was the weather gorgeous, it was nice to spend time in so peaceful a location and see the historic monuments.

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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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