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Graceland Cemetery, Chicago

#8 of 34 in Historic Sites in Chicago
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Graceland Cemetery is a large historic garden cemetery located in the north side community area of Uptown, in the city of Chicago, Illinois, USA. Established in 1860, its main entrance is at the intersection of Clark Street and Irving Park Road. Among the cemetery's 121 acres are the burial sites of several well-known Chicagoans.
Graceland includes a naturalistic reflecting lake, surrounded by winding pathways, and its pastoral plantings have led it to become a certified arboretum of more than 2000 trees. The cemetery's wide variety of burial monuments include several designed by famous architects, some of whom are also buried there.
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  • I went here for a leaf-peeping experience. It was a peaceful walk and while we didn't stay long, the cemetery is a noted burial place of famous people and we were free to roam. There is parking...  more »
  • On a weekend getaway to Chicago, we stopped for our second visit to this cemetery where so many great Chicago architects and businessmen and cultural patrons were laid to rest. We came specifically.....  more »
  • A Beautiful cemetery and a great place to take a walk, jog or bike. It is well maintained and a peaceful beauty that holds a lot of history.
  • It would have been cool if it were open the hours Google said. I suggested an edit and posted a picture of the posted hours, but Google rejected my edit as can't be verified.

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