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Forest Lawn

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Address: 1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209
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+1 716-885-1600
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08:00 - 19:00
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As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn –...

As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn – located in Buffalo, NY – is at the heart of Western New York’s cultural tourism renaissance. Its first interment took place in 1849; today there are more than 161,000 permanent residents in this 269-acre, non-denominational, non-sectarian, not-for-profit cemetery. Forest Lawn offers year-round guided tours on various themes and subjects, educational programming,special veteran programming and so much more. Forest Lawn is the only local full-service cemetery for traditional and cremation arrangements listed on the State and National Registries of Historic Places.

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Good Walk through

For someone from the other side of the world - this is a great "classic" looking American cemetery to walk through. Only downside is that was couldn't find a way to walk through... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Gosford, Australia
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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For someone from the other side of the world - this is a great "classic" looking American cemetery to walk through. Only downside is that was couldn't find a way to walk through to hoyt lake without exiting on back on Main St. peaceful place full of landscape and architecture photo ops

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family visited this cemetery to visit my grandparents. When I arrived I had a section and plot number but that's all I knew. Directions: At the front of the cemetery is a box with maps in it. I was so impressed. There are lines painted in the road, that make it EXTREMELY easy to find where you are going.... More 

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Cheektowaga, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Christmas show, with 9 famous people buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Took my husband and he was amazed. They told their life stories and sang Christmas carols. This is a must and the tours during the summer are great too which there are walking and trolley tours

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Brunswick, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice grounds with a stream and pond. Just like looking at the landscape and headstones. For the past few years we have incorporated cemeteries on our sightseeing adventures. It seems to always be a nice relaxing drive while observing some interesting forms of architecture of headstones, buildings, etc. With the song Brickhouse being my gf favorite song, we had to... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, walking around a cemetery isn't for everyone, regardless of how amazing it may be. HOWEVER, if you find the enormous "wealth" in the history of 200+yr old cemeteries and you are in Buffalo, you have to stop by! Most of the founders of Buffalo and the surrounding area's are buried there, not to mention Chiefs from Seneca Nation... More 

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Thank Prakash S
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So impressed by the ambience! Great place to bring my two small dogs! Loved how they created a safe public space!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a very interesting place to visit and explore. Many historic grave markers and mausoleums dating back many years. Large and well kept with ease of access and many enterances and exits. I prefer Delaware Ave enterance with it's beautiful arch.

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Thank Michael B
buffalo, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a BEAUTIFUL resting place. The grounds and mausoleums are very serene. I visit a friend here often and admire the beauty and serenity of the entire facility

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a Buffalo must see. I live in Buffalo and go to Forest Lawn regularly to walk. It is an arboretum, a beautifully designed rural cemetery, and in the fall, it is especially stunning. If you are interested in cemeteries you cannot miss this one, or if you just like a serene place of natural beauty, go!

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Thank K R
Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Yes I did see his memorial and those of people like the first black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, plus President Millard Fillmore and his son, Explorer Dr. Cook, Inventors Larry Bell, Willis Carrier and George Pierce., musicians Rick James and Shep Shepherd. The famous magician who trained Houdini the Fakir of Ava...This is a great way to spend a peaceful afternoon... More 

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