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Forest Lawn

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Address: 1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
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+1 716-885-1600
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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Very nicely kept cemetery. We went into the visitor center to find Rick's grave. They will give you map if you ask. But if you basically kept to the left the whole way you will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nicely kept cemetery. We went into the visitor center to find Rick's grave. They will give you map if you ask. But if you basically kept to the left the whole way you will find it. Worth a stop!

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Art Teachers' summit was held here and very informative with docent guided bus tour and many landmark achievements by Buffalo notables represented in mausoleum or other works.

Thank Mike G
Buffalo, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a lifetime Buffalonian, I found the Sunday in the park series to be fascinating. I learned so much about our city and some of the famous people buried here. The actors who portrayed some notable figures were excellent! DEFINITELY worth your while, some sunday!

Thank Christopher W
Cambridge, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forest Lawn cemetery is an interesting place to visit. You're stepping into a time machine when you explore the grounds. There are many interesting people buried there. The statues are interesting. You can drive through and view from your car. Another option is a trolley ride or you can walk the grounds.

Thank Linda147
Orchard Park, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love driving through Forest Lawn. I took out a book from the Buffalo Library that showed many of the monuments in Forest Lawn and it told the stories of the occupants of the cemetery. After reading the book I was able to better identify them when I drove through. They have walking tours and bus tours too.

Thank 2ChildrenOfTheWorld
Kenmore, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tours and stories are the business of the dead! Many famous and artistic grave stone from Buffalo's past. See the grave of Red Jacket, U.S. President Millard Fillmore, singer Rick James, and Thomas Fargo, founder of Wells-Fargo, to name just a few. The Blue Sky Mausoleum is one of three Frank Lloyd Wright memorial sculptures in the world. Tours available

Riverview, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by Forest Lawn to pay our respects to my partner's grandmother. She was interred in one of the large mausoleums. I was amazed at beautifully crafted the building was. As we drove around the cemetery (complete with two feet of snow) I was awed at the skill and craftsmanship of headstones and monuments. We attempted to walk up... More 

Thank Nicki M
Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

take the bus tour and enjoy the true stories our DAR group went very worth the price and the indoor gift shop is small but goog

Thank carole a
Buffalo,New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York is filled with many historicall gravesites. Past Indian leader Red Jacket from colonial days, President Millard Fillmore are examples. Current musical star Rick James is here plus hundreds of years of local residents. On Sundays, there is a couple hour tour taking you to the most well known gravesites. During the ride the... More 

Thank Robert Z
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

2017 bucket list, a ghost tour in October. The cemetery is adjacent to Delaware Park, the Buffalo Zoo and History Museum are in Delaware Park. Those three things combined could make for a really perfect day.

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