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Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Cemetery
Lakewood Cemetery is a large private, non-sectarian cemetery located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. It is located at 3600 Hennepin Avenue at the southern end of the Uptown area. It is noted for its chapel which is on the National Register of Historic Places and was modeled after the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.
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  • It happens I have family buried here on at least 3 parts of my family, which is why I originally visited over the years, with my Mama, but it is so beautiful there are always gorgeous memorials of...  more »
  • We were there for a funeral. The domed chapel there is exquisite with gorgeous mosaics, it is a nice size, comfortable for a gathering for weddings or funerals. The relatively new mausoleum is...  more »
  • 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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