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Glenwood Cemetery

2525 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-6020
+1 713-864-7886
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Historic Cemetery

Many people go here as it's where Howard Hughes is buried (his grave site is fenced in and locked... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Houdah A
Beautiful Historic Cemetery - Great for Walking

We went the first time to see Howard Hughes' grave, and found an unbelievable maze of streets... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
B8004KTjenny
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Houston, Texas
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Includes the grave of Howard Hughes
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  • Very good22%
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  • Poor1%
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2525 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-6020
Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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"family plots"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Many people go here as it's where Howard Hughes is buried (his grave site is fenced in and locked, so you can't get super close to it). There are lots of neat markers and, being an older cemetery, it's great for walking around in and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went the first time to see Howard Hughes' grave, and found an unbelievable maze of streets & historical markers all under beautiful shade trees. It's one of the most beautiful areas of Houston. Great for a long walk on a sunny day. Lots of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited on a somewhat blustery day, but was still able to see beautiful monuments just by driving through. The variety of monuments is incredible, and the landscaping beautiful. Definitely worth a trip.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a lot of history here. I suggest going on a proper tour, rather than wandering on your own. The grave markers are fascinating, but for the best impact - there are tours through the preservation society which go into the history and give you...More

Thank ehall
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a pretty day, Glenwood is a spectacular history lesson, at once very personal and very revealing. There are the monuments, the sculptures, the setting, the flowers, and the tranquility -- all that is patently obvious. But with a guide, you get a real peek...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped here one day to drive through this very old cemetery to look around. If you are into history and seeing old tombstones and grave markers, this is a place that will fascinate you. I actually did a photo shoot here! One nice thing...More

Thank Kathy Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Howard Hughes, Ben Love and many others are interred here. Glenwood is sometimes known as the River Oaks of cemeteries. I have heard that family plots are still available, but in the $200,000 price range. There are huge trees like Cemetery Oak. There is an...More

Thank Darla G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ride a bicycle for exercise and found this place entirely by accident. The cemetery can only be accessed from a single entrance on Washington Ave but you can see parts of it from the hike/bike trail along Buffalo Bayou and from places in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really beautiful cementery, but they close very soon in the afternoon, so make sure, you do not get locked inside. If in neighbourhood, definitely worth the visit.

Thank Nika c
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Come see the historical gravesites of Texas heroes & legions and movie stars. Lavish architectural family plots that are amazing edifices to one's creative design to express their immortality.

Thank Peggy M
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