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Beautiful and Interesting

Took a group of teens and found more than we could see in an afternoon. Some great stories here... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve B
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Shelbyville, Indiana
Highest point in the city!

When in Indy, visit Crown Hill. It is the highest point of our city and James Whitcome Riley has... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Brian W
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Crown Hill is the nation's 3rd largest non-government cemetery with 555 acres of beautiful rolling hills. Located across the street from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, thousands visit this urban oasis to enjoy its peaceful beauty; study the...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a group of teens and found more than we could see in an afternoon. Some great stories here and they loved it. Educational and free!

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

When in Indy, visit Crown Hill. It is the highest point of our city and James Whitcome Riley has his gravesite and memorial at the highest point of the Hill. This is a beautiful resting place for many, including the infamous bank robber James Basket....More

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Marty D, Public Relations Manager at Crown Hill Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thanks for the great review Brian! I wanted to correct some of your info though; James Baskett was the actor who played Uncle Remus in the Disney movie, "Song of the South." He did not rob any banks. The infamous bank robber you're referring to...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018

Getting to the cemetery goes through a not so nice area, but the entrance looks really nice. Our main reason coming here was for Benjamin Harrison's grave site. His grave is located at: 39.818880, -86.175647

1  Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Was scared this morning. I wanted to take a relaxing walk through the cemetery and I sat down on the bench behind this statue, to relax for a moment before walking again. As I started to read a few Whitcomb poems before I see his...More

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Marty D, Public Relations Manager at Crown Hill Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Thomas - we're very sorry this happened to you. Our management staff has been made aware of this rare incident and is seeking to make our visitor experience free from any threats. Crown Hill has always been known as a peaceful and safe place...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018

You can gain a lot of historical knowledge from this cemetery. They have maps and information available to help guide you to historical gravesites of many of Indianas famous and infamous residents

1  Thank Robina614
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Some folks find the idea of driving among the burials grounds of a cemetery to be sad or ghoulish. Neither could be further from reality in Crown Hill Cemetery. This highest point of ground in Indianapolis is here. The poet James Whitcomb Riley is among...More

1  Thank Dave L
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We enjoy visiting old cemeteries when we travel. I had no idea the cemetery was as large as it was. The sculptures, memorials, landscape were impressive. We literally spent hours here exploring the graves of notable people, looking at the sculptures, etc. A herd of...More

1  Thank charlesc285
Marty D, Public Relations Manager at Crown Hill Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for the great review Charles! There are two entrances into Crown Hill as you noted. Here's some info so hopefully others won't get confused: The 34th St. gate at 3400 Boulevard Place closes daily at 5 pm, year round. This entrance on the...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018

I was not prepared for the size and the number of overwhelming monuments in the is cemetery. Every direction you look is more stunning than the last. I love to wander cemeteries and a person could wander for days.

1  Thank snookguy
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I actually have family members buried there and it is a place that allows me to visit and feel close to them. The grounds are truly something special.

1  Thank Debe R
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My 17 year old grandson and I were going to visit the two War museums downtown. Unfortunately they were closed for Good Friday. Rather than throw away a good afternoon I decided to take him to see Crown Hill. The view from the top is...More

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LyleandTerry
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Response from Marty D | Property representative |
He was buried in 1990 in the Cicero Cemetery. You can find more info on Google.
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To name just a few: President Benjamin Harrison Vice President Thomas Marshall Vice President Thomas Hendricks Vice President Charles Fairbanks Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley Col. Eli Lilly May Wright Sewell... More
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