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Bellefontaine Cemetery

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Neighbourhood: Riverfront
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Address: 4947 W Florissant Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63115-1496
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+1 314-381-0750
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08:00 - 16:30
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Bellefontaine is a historic, active cemetery & arboretum, with renowned...

Bellefontaine is a historic, active cemetery & arboretum, with renowned architecture, a rich cultural history- and we're open everyday! Come visit us!

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This has been on my bucket list for a while and it did not disappoint. There is only one way in and out. We stopped in at the office,right inside the entry,and got a cemetery... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
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Troy, Illinois
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Troy, Illinois
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This has been on my bucket list for a while and it did not disappoint. There is only one way in and out. We stopped in at the office,right inside the entry,and got a cemetery layout map,civil war map and arboretum map. Something like 200 varieties of trees with labels ,civil war history,elaborate mausoleums,obelisks,statues,etc. The William Clark site was my... More 

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Florissant, Missouri
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I have worked down the street from this cemetery for several years and finally went in to take a photography class. There is so much history in there that you need several visits to see it all. The artistry that is displayed in there is wonderful to see and it is a very peaceful and pretty place to see if... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This place is very peaceful, beautiful, and historic. The staff is very polite and helpful. All that said, the cemetery is situated in the most dangerous section of the City of St. Louis. Exit from I-70 at W. Florissant and travel west to the cemetery. Do not take the Union exit. Do not stop anywhere other than destination. When leaving,... More 

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lake wale , fl, United States
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24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

went there to visits the Lemp family graves and found other notable people also buried there. beautiful stones and other architecture, lotst of history.

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Thank Wendy J
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We have relatives buried here. It is the most gorgeous cemetery. My husbands Great great great grandparents loved their slave Patience so much she is buried with them.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

It is amazing to be able to see all of the history of St. Louis in one space. The burials here are of famous Missouri and St. Louis area businesspeople, government officials and other area leaders from all walks of life. Tour is about two hours but very comprehensive.

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1 Thank Michael K
Prairie Village
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

When the idea of touring a cemetery was first brought up I was a little hesitant, but curious. I have always been intrigued by the older graves and what or who the people might have been, whenever we visit a family site my daughter and I always gravitate to the older section. At Bellefontaine there are some amazing memorials, the... More 

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2 Thank Johnthony
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I'm going to state this right here - I love exploring old cemeteries. Bet lemme tell you that Bellefontaine is absolutely top notch. First of all, this cemetery is 100% friendly to visitors. You can get maps and handy little booklets right in the office by the main gate. But please, please buy the booklets ($5 well spent). They give... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Bellefontaine is a classic, historical cemetery in a huge rolling field with 2 lakes and dense tree cover. When it was new this was a heavily used picnic area. The people buried here read like a list of St. Louis' VIPs. That means many dramatic tombs, including the world famous Wainwright tomb, designed by Louis Sullivan. Neighborhood is sketchy but... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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115 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We made a quick stop here to visit William Clark's grave. The cenetery is large, but the staff was very helpful and made it easy for us to locate the marker.

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