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Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis

4.6
#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Minneapolis
Lakewood Cemetery is a special place. It's a haven of beauty, art and history, but its most important role is to serve families by providing a place of remembrance for loved ones.

Lakewood’s park-like grounds have preserved the history of our community’s people, cultures and events since 1871. We have captured some of this history, as well as information about funerary art and architecture found at Lakewood, and we share it with the community in a variety of ways, including events and tours.

Memorial property and cremation choices

With more than 250 acres, Lakewood will continue to provide memorial property and cremation choices for many years to come. As a nonprofit organization, all funds generated from sales at Lakewood are contributed to a trust fund that is used for the continual care of the cemetery.
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  • We are in town to visit relatives, and to visit some who are buried here. A gorgeous place. However, if you don't want to drive around aimlessly, please stop at the office at the entrance and ask them...  more »
  • Four of us visited the Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN on Sunday 30 June 2019. The highlight is visiting the Lakewood Memorial Chapel with spectacular mosaics covering its domed ceiling and walls...  more »
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  • Beautiful spacious grounds with many large old trees. There are tombstones that go as far back as the mid-1800s. The chapel is incredibly beautiful, a little known gem. The mosaics inside were created by the last generation of old school mosaic master craftspeople in Europe, and are on par with the stunning mosaics in the chapels of the old world. The inside of the chapel is a must-see for art lovers and artisans, as well as anyone who appreciates creations of tremendous beauty
  • I just moved back to Uptown Mpls, and needed someplace to walk a couple of miles without plowing thru the summer mobs around Bde Maka Ska. I have extended family buried here so I figured I could justify my presence if necessary. It turned out to be a wonderful place to walk for under an hour. Saw wild turkeys, a fishing osprey on the pond, and some stones/monuments that are true artworks. Highly recommended if you need some peace. Just avoid weekends, don't act invasive, and you should be fine. 👍

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