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“A Very Interesting Place to Walk”
Review of Riverside Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery
Ranked #43 of 194 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This beautiful garden style cemetery encompasses 87 acres near downtown Asheville, NC overlooking the French Broad River. Among the rolling hills and gardens you can find the graves of prominent writers such as Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry, Civil War heroes, and politicians that shaped North Carolina's history. Self-guided walking tours are available at the cemetery office Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Reviewed 15 June 2013

This was found to be a very worthwhile place to experience. On a nice day, it yields a great walk and you can have some very nice views. Yes, there are some famous types buried here, but the upkeep done on this is a nod to the city. You won't be wasting your time.

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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Lovely cemetery with a lot of history. Staff was very helpful in helping us locate relatives. Great walking tour!

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Reviewed 6 June 2013

The rolling hills and winding roads of this cemetery make it an interesting and peaceful place to visit. We saw Tom Wolfe's tombstone and visited those of the veterans too. It was a good place to reflect and remember those who have gone before--and this cemetery is particularly beautiful.

Thank FloridaGirl12
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

This is a historic cemetery in Asheville, with the graves of O. Henry and Thomas Wolfe along with other historic figures. It is quiet, peaceful, and nicely maintained. Riverside is a lovely place for a walk with some hills to make it more challenging. There are several lovely gravestones and statues and one stunning entryway into a mausoleum.

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

I love cemeteries in general. This one is in a beautiful location with the famous graves being well marked.

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