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“We came for the Colonel and left with a lot more - including sore feet!”
Review of Cave Hill Cemetery

Cave Hill Cemetery
Ranked #7 of 191 things to do in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We found out about Colonol Sanders resting place on www.roadsideamerica.com and even though I had the web page printed we should have followed their instructions to go straight there .... "Enter the cemetery from the Grinstead Drive entrance. Turn right immediately after you enter, and follow the weathered yellow line. It ends at the grave, on the right. " ... a road trip is not a road trip in our book without a bit of cemetery mooching!

Well for cemetery mooching this is the place to do it! Place is massive -- and we came through the main entrance on Baxter Drive and left the car near the gates - never sure how far you should drive into these places... well we walked and walked and walked .... and mooched and mooched - and no sign of the King of KFC ... we did see some fantastic stonework, monuments, statues, and other memorials --- some grandiose - some simple. Lovely landscapes and trees and a lake.

We finally found an office - an air -conditioned haven in the humid 90+F and asked the nice lady at the desk the way to the Colonel - and she gave us a map and highlighted the route. Only half way there .... and then we would have to walk all the way back to the car!! Pfft!!! It was advised we walk back to the car and drive back through - in our air-conditioned SUV .... what a smart plan!! So we did ..... all because we did not follow the instructions I had printed off - lesson learned. But with this lesson came the opportunity to see such a splendid cemetery - well looked after - vast in size and history.

We did make it to Harland Sanders' final resting place - and I am pleased to say not a Bargain Bucket was in site. My husband said a little prayer of thanks- to the food gods I think - for creating a man that made fried chicken so finger lickin' good!

Thank Charleygirl76
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I spent over 2 hours taking pictures of all the wonderful grave art here. Of course one of the reasons why I came here was for KFC Gen Sanders but I found so much more.
Be warned though, this place is HUGE. You really do need a map of the place. the office is somewhat in the middle of the cemetery. also this place closes early! Like at 445pm

4  Thank kschatterbox
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stopped at the Cemetary as part of our City Taste Tours. This is a beautiful Cemetary with history, beautiful grounds, as well as well known people (Colonel Sanders). The history of the Cemetary and the sections for Northern and Southern soldiers is very touching.

Thank mixaconsulting
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

When I lived here, I used to visit Cave Hill a lot; place flowers on a certain grave, enjoy the beauty of Cave Hill, no matter what the season.

So, of course when I returned for a very brief visit, stopping by Cave Hill was a must. It always feels uplifting, not depressing at all.

1  Thank gypsybaker
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

One of the most beautiful cemeteries I've ever seen.there are a number of tranquility spots on this gently rolling grounds. A couple of lakes, gorgeous landscaping makes it a peaceful retreat during any season. Many fabulous monuments, bring a camera & some bread crumbs to feed the ducks, geese & swans. Oh yeah & pay your respects to the founder of KFC while you're there.

Thank Munc2004
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