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Glenwood Cemetery

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Neighbourhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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Address: 2525 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-6020
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+1 713-864-7886
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Includes the grave of Howard Hughes

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Not you typical cemetery

I've visited numerous acclaimed cemeteries around the country and this one stands out for the elaborate family plots with meticulous manicured spaces and terraces. We spent about... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Charles B
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New York
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New York
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I've visited numerous acclaimed cemeteries around the country and this one stands out for the elaborate family plots with meticulous manicured spaces and terraces. We spent about 90 minutes looking around. It's a microcosm of landscape and monument architecture.

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

When my daughter died many years ago of course we didn't have plots or any advance arrangements. I wanted to have her buried there, but at the time did not know much about its rich history. They maintain it so beautifully, and it is such a sacred, quiet place in the big city. Please enjoy it and think about all... More 

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Thank DebLuck
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1,314 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely drive amongst the trees and statues. Winding roads make it challenging to really know where you. Lots of famous folks buried here significant to Houston and Texas. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank TAMAN1951
Houston
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Really lovely. Very peaceful, obviously. Lots of arts students spend time here drawing etc. Really a beautiful piece of landscape and great historical treasure.

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Thank Laura B
Houston, Texas
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

It's. well known cemetery that's old and beautiful. It's fun to just drive through. Also fun to look st lots of famous houston family names. Plan on an hour or so visit. No large by today's cemetery standards.

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Thank Brochstein
Houston, TX USA
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

A gorgeous cemetery with the most beautiful statuary you have ever een anywhere in the world. Many famous Houstonians, and just regular people are buried here. photographers often go around the cemetery jut for photographing the beautiful statues.

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1 Thank mkrobgyn
Houston, Texas
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I read up on it before I toured the grounds and was able to find Howard Hughes grave. There are a lot of big names buried here, and the families span generations. Truly well kept grounds and very memorable with the huge trees and landscaping. I have returned three times, the place is really incredible.

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1 Thank Keyrat04
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The trees are literally so beautiful, there could not possibly be a more idyllic and peaceful place in central houston.

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1 Thank sjg730
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Glenwood Cemetery is a beautifully and cared for resting place of many important people such as Houston mayor Judge Roy Hofeinze and General Sam Houston's daughter Maggie Houston, my grandmother's mother. The carefully landscaped and tended ground make for a peaceful and scenic drive. It is well worth the time.

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Thank imtuppence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is a really nice cemetery. If you are around you should visit this place. You can either walk around or drive. Take some time to enjoy many sculptures. It's just beautiful and peaceful place.

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