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Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland

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Known locally as "Cleveland's Outdoor Museum," Lake View Cemetery houses a memorial dedicated to president James Garfield and an ornate Neoclassical chapel, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A quiet place for a picnic or a stroll, the garden is located in the "Heights" area of Cleveland, notable for offering unobstructed views of Lake Erie. Founded in 1869 and modeled after renowned English and French graveyards of the Victorian era, the cemetery offers a variety of walking, bus, and self-guided tours of its grounds and two notable structures. As you walk through the cemetery, look for the Rockefeller family obelisk, made of the largest piece of granite ever cut for memorialization purposes. Add Lake View Cemetery and other attractions to your Cleveland trip itinerary using our Cleveland road trip website.
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  • What a lovely destination to walk off all the food consumed in Little Italy and all the pastries gobbled from the West Side Market. Additionally, a lovely spot for walking off the stress of the day... 
    What a lovely destination to walk off all the food consumed in Little Italy and all the pastries gobbled from the West Side Market. Additionally, a lovely spot for walking off the stress of the day...  more »
  • Be sure to go when there are docents at the major tombs. The Wade mausoleum was a Tiffany gem, including the mosaic walls. 
    Be sure to go when there are docents at the major tombs. The Wade mausoleum was a Tiffany gem, including the mosaic walls.  more »
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  • Lakeview Cemetery is a quite interesting sight to visit in Cleveland. Despite being a cemetery, if you think there aren't any graveyards there, the place really feels like a park or a hiking trail and is calming too. One thing to note though is that no biking allowed inside the cemetery. Driving is.
  • This is a very beautiful and historic cemetery. We walked around a bit before heading to the daffodil hill area. Highly recommend viewing the flowers when they are at peak, around mid-April.

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