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James A. Garfield Monument

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Address: 12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH
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+1 216-421-2665

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Wonderful memorial in a historic cemetary

This is definitely worth a visit if you're passing through Cleveland. The architecture and landscaping are beautiful, and visiting the memorial helps to create a picture in one's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Tavia W
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is definitely worth a visit if you're passing through Cleveland. The architecture and landscaping are beautiful, and visiting the memorial helps to create a picture in one's mind of historic Cleveland. They could do with some more signage regarding information on the building and the President, however they have extremely knowledgable guides who were more than happy to speak... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took our friend from Seattle to the cemetery to see all the monuments and tombstones. We were all delighted with the amount of history contained in this famous place.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I frequently like to walk Lakeview Cemetery for the fascinating things that can be found there, but when I take someone new with me, I struggle to get them beyond this monument. It's a gorgeous tribute, and the docents are very knowledgeable and interesting. It's a gem in an already interesting part of Cleveland! I prefer to go in spring,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This momentous monument while not open during the winter months is still a sight to be seen. The exterior reliefs featuring scenes of Garfield's time in office are exquisite. We could not believe the largesse of the edifice, but suffice it to say we will definitely be returning to see the inside.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Lakeview cemetery with a stop at the Garfield Memorial. Stunning architecture and stained glass windows. Stop at Wades Memorial as well to take in the Tiffany Glass.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Having read and enjoyed the book, "Destiny of a Republic,” which is about Garfield, I have wanted to visit his tomb. This was the first time that it was open as our other trips were in the winter. Lakeview Cemetery is in the University Area and easy to find. The outside of the tomb does not begin to compare with... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lakeview Cemetery is a very special cemetery. James Garfield's monument is arguably the most impressive and I've seen about twenty-five other presidential, the Rockefeller obelisk is a mini-Washington monument and Ray Chapman;s grave (the only player killed in a game) aslways has special mementos and coins left to comemorate the children who paid for the monument. Plenty of others.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I had no idea what to expect upon visiting the Garfield Monument. The exterior pictures are not exactly welcoming. However, for a quick stop in a day of travelling around Cleveland (this is less than 5 minutes away from the Art Museum) it was a good choice. The Monument has a rotunda with a large statute of Garfield along with... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Come to the cemetery, it's lovely and this is the icing on the cake. It's a very impressive memorial and very humbling. I didn't realise yo could get up to the top somehow so missed the views, but the interiors are very well done.

Thank GLWayne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I will say President Garfield's tomb was about 40 mins away from his Library/Museum, but it was so worth the drive. It's on top of a hill and you can go inside and see where the former President and his wife lay to rest. Definitely worth the drive. The only regret I had was I later found out that John... More 

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