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Lake View Cemetery

12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4393
+1 216-421-2665
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My mum and I went here last year specifically to see the angel on Elliot Ness's grave, it was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ashley S
Columbus, Georgia
Green and Serene

A quiet green park with history and architecture....take a drive through the quiet side roads and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Boulder, Colorado
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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

My mum and I went here last year specifically to see the angel on Elliot Ness's grave, it was somber and felt like I was visiting the tomb of a hero. Leaving there, you can go to the Garfield memorial and climb to the top...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 6 days ago

A quiet green park with history and architecture....take a drive through the quiet side roads and get a glimpse of the history of the city.

Thank LuanaRubin
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful setting with lovely landscaping and very interesting monuments. In addition to the Garfield monument where President Garfield is buried, there is a considerable number of very large, ornate, or unique monuments. There are some very old trees and many beautiful flowers. I expected...More

Thank CSI-Reviewer
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best cemetery on our trip! So much history and so many famous people. Beautiful tributes to loved ones as well. A must visit!!

Thank maggiebmary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly gorgeous cemetery. The fact that the outstanding Garfield Monument and the Wade Memorial Chapel are here adds to the charm and beauty of this place. Do visit both above and get a tour by the friendly and informative docents there. Remember...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful landscaped grounds. Many famous (and more not-so-famous) Clevelanders and former Clevelanders rest here. Visiting the Garfield tomb is a must, as is the Wade tomb.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful cemetery. Don't miss Wade Chapel! The tour of the chapel was informative. The Garfield monument has a vice view of the city from the top.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't imagine a cemetery being any more perfect. From the beautiful landscaping, to the otherworldly statues, to the Garfield monument, this place is just stunning. Go in the fall, the beauty will astound you! My 3 favorite spots are: #1 Elliot Ness grave. Very...More

1  Thank stevensE4063NG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful and serene final resting place for so many. The grounds are covered in age-old trees, flowers and foliage.

Thank naturelover1111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much history here. From the final resting places of famous folks, to the fantastic creativity of some of the old monuments, to daffodil hill, this is a really nice place to visit for a couple hours. Plenty of things to photograph, and the place...More

1  Thank Morbid916
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Planning on visiting after a meal in Little Italy this weekend. Is there a closer gate near Little Italy? Last time I used my GPS that took me to the main entrance which seemed a long way out of the way.
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
Hello, we will be visiting Cleveland on Labor Day, 9/5/2016 and would love to visit. Are all entrances open? Is the center where we can get a map open? Is their a charge? Will Garfield's monument and Wade Chapel be open for viewing? People have mentioned picnicking, is their a preferred location? Thank you
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
Jeff E
My wife and I plan on visiting this cemetery the first part of July. We were interested in seeing John D. Rockfeller's and Elliot Ness. Are maps available at the cemetery so we can find these graves? We wanted to go on our own and not have to join a tour.
2 June 2015|
Response from LakeViewCemetery | Property representative |
Dear Jeff, Thanks for reaching out! Yes, we do have maps available, which highlight not only the names you mentioned, but other popular sites within the cemetery. You are welcome to stop at Lake View Cemetery's offices... More