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Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA 70124-1031
+1 504-486-6331
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This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“weeping angel” (73 reviews)
“above ground” (95 reviews)
“buried here” (31 reviews)
5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA 70124-1031
+1 504-486-6331
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bus tour to the cemetary and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. We took pictures and saw amazing stones.

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We found out about this cemetery from the tour guide of a previous cemetery. She was right, seeing is believing. The tombstones looked like houses, it was so fascinating. We drove through the cemetery, it was too large and vast to walk through and just...More

Thank c0untrygirli
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I might be bias having worked in a cemetery in the past but even riding through this magnificent work of art in the pouring rain still had me in awe. To think that every monument there was designed with a person's life behind it and...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We have visited many cemeteries in New Orleans and around the world, this is by far the most spectacular, no expense spared, well maintained and grand cemetery ..ever. There are maps available from the funeral home to the north which will be useful to locate...More

Thank Grommet22
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I came by on a day when heat and humidity was off the charts! I didn't manage to meander through the entire cemetery, but what I did see what quite serene and calming. Well, except for the fire ant bite to the foot, that wasn't...More

Thank MissKris555
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This cemetery is fantastic. Lots of marble mausoleums. Some are new and some are historic older ones. I wanted to see the weeping angel and didn't think she would be too hard to find. I did not realize she is on the inside of a...More

Thank avshockey
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I took a tour of Lafayette #3. While old, the tombstones were run down. If you want to see a spectacular cemetery with beautiful statues, stained glass, and tombs, this is the place. You can drive through the cemetery. You can get maps and CD's...More

Thank KuffMUp
Reviewed 19 July 2017

My sister and I like visiting historic cemeteries. Not for the dead, but for the dates and architecture of that time. In New Orleans, all of the tombs are raised above ground because the city is below sea level. It really is a sight to...More

1  Thank erinnola
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We came to see the grieving angel, which we did, but had not expected the sheer scale and number of marble mausoleums.

Thank Marius M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Being from the North, cemeteries are different here. This cemetery is of the traditional Louisiana variety. Very picturesque, expensive and newer. It even has a Millionaire Circle. If you take a bus tour, this is the cemetery you will visit. The tombs are astonishingly ornate....More

Thank Renee T
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake
Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for
family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans
Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel
Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush
Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and
the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix
of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond
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19 March 2017|
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Response from Antonio R | Reviewed this property |
walk through...
7 February 2017|
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Response from Jerry T | Reviewed this property |
It's open to the public. You can get a map at the office that shows important graves. It is something to see
Amy M
4 January 2017|
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Response from skaszab2016 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. May I suggest you do a web search. I am sure your answers will be there.