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Lake View Cemetery

12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4393
+1 216-421-2665
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Great place for a picnic.

Beautiful old cemetery. Cool place for a picnic or to just drive through. Best time to visit is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Westlake, Ohio, United States
Beauty Through Nature

Yes, this spot is a burial ground, but is is also one of the most spectacular spots in Ohio. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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As a tourist destination, The Lake View Cemetery offers a variety of walking, bus, and self-guided tours. Among the tour topics are geology, architecture, horticulture, nature, animals, and history. In addition, there are picnic sites and hiking trails. Some of the well-known points of interest include: The Garfield Monument Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours. Dedicated in 1890 to honor James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States 180' tall, 154 steps Architect — George Keller Caskets of the President and his wife, Lucretia, are displayed for viewing Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Wade Chapel Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours. Built in honor of Jeptha Wade, founder of the Western Union Telegraph Company and first president of The Lake View Cemetery Association Made of granite from Barre, VT with an interior and window by Louis Comfort Tiffany studios Architect — Hubbell & Benes Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Rockefeller Monument Erected to honor the family of John Davison Rockefeller, financier and philanthropist, founder of Standard Oil Company 65' tall; 357,680 lbs. Made of one piece of granite, the largest piece ever quarried for memorialization purposes in Barre, Vermont Community Mausoleum Dedicated in April, 1990 1148 crypts, 928 niches Contemporary architecture Architects — Harley Ellington Pierce Yee Associates, Inc., Southfield, Michigan Builders — Carbone Construction Lake View Cemetery Dam (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Project) Dedicated in 1978 The largest concrete-poured dam east of the Mississippi at the time 500' across, 60' above grade, 30' below grade Holds 80M gallons storm water
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12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4393
+1 216-421-2665
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful old cemetery. Cool place for a picnic or to just drive through. Best time to visit is in the spring when all the daffodils are in bloom.

Thank BevVerly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, this spot is a burial ground, but is is also one of the most spectacular spots in Ohio. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking with water features, a dam (hidden) in a valley, "Daffodil Hill in the Springtime", and a Chapel that will take your...More

1  Thank JohnKare
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see the President James A Garfield Memorial, however I was not aware that it is closed mid November thru April 1...so beware. I did find the Rockefeller Family plot which is under a large white obelisk to the left of the Garfield's memorial....More

2  Thank SheriffBTJustice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly it was a funeral but lea need it was the oldest with massive stones and famous people buried there like a past president. Also learned they have concerts in the summer.

Thank Elsie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Purchased two ninches for my mother and step father went to check on encryption on the stones also purchase the ninch above my mother for myself

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We were told to visit by one of the staff members of museum of fine arts. We got to see The Rockefeller family plot and Elliot Ness plot. We were unable to go into President Garfield Memorial because it was closed for the season.

Thank NEWanders
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I have some family buried here so I visit once in a while. It is a huge and beautiful old cemetery with large monuments and gardens. If you visit go to the top of the Garfield memorial to see one of the most amazing veiws...More

Thank Martinkfromcleveland
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Who would think that a cemetery would offer tours and that hundreds of people would be walking around the graves on any given day. Famous people such as Eliot Ness are buried here. Dont miss the daffodils on the hill in the spring. Garfield and...More

Thank 37gailj
Reviewed 23 December 2017

A rare warm & sunny day in Nov had us looking for an outdoor experience and WOW, did Lake View deliver! Whether you are fond of exploring graveyards or not, you will find "persons of interest" here to make a walkabout worthwhile: assassinated President Garfield's...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The largest monument in the cemetery commemorates James A. Garfield and offers a great view of the Cleveland skyline, but there are a number of impressive and unusual gravestones throughout the grounds. The setting is very peaceful and park like with a variety of plantings,...More

Thank jano102015
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Mary Jo K
10 August 2017|
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Response from Tarebear6464 | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the Garfield Bldg and office
7 June 2017|
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Response from bjsmusic | Reviewed this property |
There is an Entrance on Mayfield Road just before Coventry Road.Little Italy is just down Mayfield Road about 3 Minitues away. There is another Entrance near Kenilworth Rd ,a left at the Entrance will take you to the... More
Kathleen V
31 August 2016|
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Response from rich20years | Reviewed this property |
Wade and Garfield memorial are open daylight hours. Stop at the office at 123rd and Euclid gate for map, guidance and full info. All is free. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the cemetery. Nice locations are near the... More