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“A Gem!”
Review of Forest Lawn

Forest Lawn
Ranked #2 of 152 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Fort Collins, Colorado
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636 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
“A Gem!”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

If you are into large Victorian cemetaries this is well worth the visit. The park-like setting has lots of interest with hills and dales, as well as ponds and streams. There is both lots of history to explore as well as plenty of modern wildlife too. Many of the monuments are more like statues or art instead of just headstones. A delightful drive/walk/ride "in the park" on a pretty afternoon - or there are hosted tours as well.

Visited August 2013
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edinburgh, uk
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146 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Tie Me to a Tree and Let the Birds Have Me”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

this is a great cemetery and also a nice place to walk and or bike ride. Some famous characters from yesteryear buried here. A fine burial ground in a fine setting. Not too spooky, and not too depressing. But still not a place to have a picnic.

Visited August 2013
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Hamburg, New York
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful historical grounds”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

I had the opportunity of taking a history tour of Forest Lawn. What a beautiful place - so serene and so full of Buffalo's history. Our tour guide Jane was excellent - you can feel her passion for this place. The characters that come on the trolley are "residents" of the cemetery and they come alive and tell their story. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Next I plan on taking a walking tour to read more graves and see the beauty that this place to offer. Take advantage of their tours you won't be disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A beautiful cemetery!”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The cemetery houses over 160,000 graves ranging from an Indian Chief to two Presidents. It is situated on beautiful rolling hills and lakes. The Chapel is beautiful as are hundreds of the markers and tombs. We went on a tour and then went back for another 2 hours just to wander through in our car.

Visited July 2013
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Buffalo, New York
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126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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“A beautiful, serene place with LOTS of history!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Forest lawn is a terrific place to wander through or drive through on one's own or take one of the many tours available. It's open year round and is gorgeous in every season but our favorite is fall, a photographers paradise!

Visited April 2013
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