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“Beautiful Historical Cemetery”

Bohemian National Cemetery
Ranked #280 of 647 things to do in Chicago
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Espanola
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Historical Cemetery”
Reviewed 3 December 2012

The cemetery is gorgeous. One of the staff at the cemetery should be avoided at all costs. Quite frankly, she is the meanest person I have ever run across at a cemetery. If you have to go to the cemetery office, head for the far left hand side of the counter and the office staff there.

Visited November 2012
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English first
Chicago,Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Peaceful and tranquil setting”
Reviewed 18 November 2011

I have relatives buried here so have been visiting this cemetery since I was a little girl. I was always fascinated by the beautiful green house and conservatory though that is no longer available. Since visiting the Czech Republic I am reminded of the castles there when I enter in through the gate here. It is interesting to read the old tombstones and see how far back many of them go.

Visited March 2011
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
322 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 450 helpful votes
“Beautiful Historic Cemtery”
Reviewed 12 November 2008

This cemetery was supposedly founded back in the 1870's because an Irish priest refused to bury some Czechs. It is beautiful and unusual, with a gate resembling a Bohemian castle. Highlight are the mausoleum of Chicago mayor Anton Cermak, killed by a bullet intended for Roosevelt; the lovely "Mother" statue and the eerie "Pilgrim"; the large chapel (used in an action film); and a selection of very sculptural monuments. The cemetery was jusr recognized with a corporate grant to renovate its century old water tower.

Also visit the lovely Gompers Park if in the area.

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