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Forest Lawn

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Address: 1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209
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+1 716-885-1600
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As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn –...

As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn – located in Buffalo, NY – is at the heart of Western New York’s cultural tourism renaissance. Its first interment took place in 1849; today there are more than 161,000 permanent residents in this 269-acre, non-denominational, non-sectarian, not-for-profit cemetery. Forest Lawn offers year-round guided tours on various themes and subjects, educational programming,special veteran programming and so much more. Forest Lawn is the only local full-service cemetery for traditional and cremation arrangements listed on the State and National Registries of Historic Places.

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History Comes "Alive" in this Cemetary

Forest Lawn offers Christmas season performances, based on famous historical figures buried there, who tell their own stories. Also, there are summer trolley tours to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Forest Lawn offers Christmas season performances, based on famous historical figures buried there, who tell their own stories. Also, there are summer trolley tours to the gravesites of other famous Buffalonians buried there. Impersonators appear from behind the tombstones to tell their stories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked into a big circle i start at Delaware thu the park I managed to find myself still lost not outside but in my mine because I still couldn't find where he got me all funded up at ?¿

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderfully peaceful place to connect with nature and history. We preferred to amble around in this surprisingly quiet place, rather than do the lazy, cattle-truck trolley ride. There is a free information sheet available, which has the all the more prestigious people's grave and statues marked on it. There are many beautiful trees as well as cute small deer... More 

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West Seneca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful interesting day taking the trolly tour of Forest Lawn tour is infomative and interesting wonderful presentation by the staffMy Hubby and I loved it

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I learn something new every time I visit. The guided tours are wonderful. Don't miss visiting in the Buffalo area if you are interested in history.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cemetery has a lot of history to it. Many interesting and famous people have been laid to rest here. The monuments and statues are very nice. The best time of the year to see it is in the spring when the trees are in blossom but anytime is good. In the summer there are tram tours with narration for... More 

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Buffalo, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't sure about touring a cemetery when I first found out about Forest Lawn but let me say, it was wonderful. We rode on a trolley with a great guide and heard wonderful love stories, saw beautiful monuments and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Looking forward to a return visit!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a stroll on the magnificent paths over rolling hills, ponds and streams and enjoy funerary sculpture from some of the worlds best sculptors of the 19th and early 20th century.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Forest Lawn puts on a Christmas show "It Was a Wonderful Life" every year in the Memorial Chapel during the month of December. I attended for the fourth year. The stories of the individuals buried here are enacted by very talented actors. The singing is glorious. No matter how many times I have seen the play (and it changes slightly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I never knew they did tours with actors portraying famous people buried in FL! Great time and my kids enjoyed it!

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