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Lake View Cemetery

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Address: 12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-4393
Phone Number:
+1 216-421-2665
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07:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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As a tourist destination, The Lake View Cemetery offers a variety of...

As a tourist destination, The Lake View Cemetery offers a variety of walking, bus, and self-guided tours. Among the tour topics are geology, architecture, horticulture, nature, animals, and history. In addition, there are picnic sites and hiking trails. Some of the well-known points of interest include:

The Garfield Monument

Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours.

Dedicated in 1890 to honor James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States

180' tall, 154 steps

Architect — George Keller

Caskets of the President and his wife, Lucretia, are displayed for viewing

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Wade Chapel

Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours.

Built in honor of Jeptha Wade, founder of the Western Union Telegraph Company and first president of The Lake View Cemetery Association

Made of granite from Barre, VT with an interior and window by Louis Comfort Tiffany studios

Architect — Hubbell & Benes

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Rockefeller Monument

Erected to honor the family of John Davison Rockefeller, financier and philanthropist, founder of Standard Oil Company

65' tall; 357,680 lbs.

Made of one piece of granite, the largest piece ever quarried for memorialization purposes in Barre, Vermont

Community Mausoleum

Dedicated in April, 1990

1148 crypts, 928 niches

Contemporary architecture

Architects — Harley Ellington Pierce Yee Associates, Inc., Southfield, Michigan

Builders — Carbone Construction

Lake View Cemetery Dam (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Project)

Dedicated in 1978

The largest concrete-poured dam east of the Mississippi at the time

500' across, 60' above grade, 30' below grade

Holds 80M gallons storm water

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Famous People, Founder of Cleveland, and Presidential resting place

Beautifully manicured gardens, friendly people with free water, tea and cookies to purchase during their attractive Daffodil Blooming days. The time we spent there as a family was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautifully manicured gardens, friendly people with free water, tea and cookies to purchase during their attractive Daffodil Blooming days. The time we spent there as a family was tranquil, and meditative. After all, we're going to either be 6 feet under or in a vase!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best done with a docent, but there lies some of the most prominent Clevelanders of the 20th century. Highlight was the President Garfield tomb and exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A step into Clevelands past, See Elliot Ness's final resting place, and many other Cleveland Notables. Visit the Tume of President James Garfield. In the spring time a must see is Daffadil Hill .During our visit, The Garfeild family was celebrating the Presidents birthday, My Grandaugther and I got to meet his Grandson , a special moment. To inhance your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have frequently visited Lakeview cemetery to walk, and not only is it a beautiful and well maintained cemetery, it had a wealth of local and national history within.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's more of an architectural museum and a sculpture garden than a cemetery. It's beautiful. Check it out

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cemetery worth a stroll through....just stunning! The richness in culture, dates and scenery draws you in and you forget where you are. Just walking through the areas you lose yourself in the history of the place. We went to visit a loved one and found ourselves there hours later and fair from our original destination. Amazed at the stones from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok crazy going to a cemetery for fun but it was. The cemetery is beautiful, peaceful and spooky all in one. You can stop in the visitor center for a map to find the famous stones and memorials. The weeping angel is cool and of course President James Garfield memorial. We enjoyed our cold sunny day walking through the grounds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was on a motor coach tour of the area. This site was included by the guide on the bus. Very informative on who was buried there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a number of hours just walking around through the snow and enjoying the peace and amazing work put into the monuments here

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

James A. Garfield Monument is beautiful and has a nice view over the city and lake. Only open in the summer though.my kids love the place because there are so many Pokémon here :)

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