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“Be Cautious”

Bellefontaine Cemetery
Ranked #33 of 266 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Bellefontaine is a historic, active cemetery & arboretum, with renowned architecture, a rich cultural history- and we're open everyday! Come visit us!
Reviewed 19 April 2006

We visited the Bellefontaine Cemetery in the summer of '05. The directions in the vacation book we had were poor and we got lost in a questionable part of town. We came upon the cemetery's back side, and were leary of the gated entry into the cemetery. The signs on the gate warned that the gates would be closed and locked promptly on time "for your safety". We went into the office and requested a map to see the famous Lewis/Clark monument, along with Anheuser/Busch. The people were not that friendly and said "this is the third request for a map today." Why put this in the travel books if they don't want people to visit?

The cemtery itself was great. Lots of famous people and gorgeous monuments. Very peaceful. My daughter had to use the restroom on the way out, and we had to go back in the office and request a key for a separate building that had warning signs posted also.

Although we are glad we went, we probably wouldn't go back. If you're really in to cemetaries, by all means visit. Otherwise, if you have a passing interest, I'd let this one attraction go and find something else.

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