Lake Lawn Metairie
Lake Lawn Metairie
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
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Neighbourhood: Lakeview
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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LolaDelaney
Las Vegas, NV61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We went with a tour guide and had a wonderful experience learning about the history and the various types of resting places. I would not go on my own simply because I did not know who/where well known people were resting. Be mindful to stay hydrated and prepared for the sun. The history of this cemetary and the beauty was incredible.
Written 18 June 2023
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Julie S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is where the very rich are laid to rest and it shows. The grounds are very beautiful, even in November was still able to spot a few squirrels. I went there to pay my respects to Anne Rice, and after a few wrong turns I was able to do so, once I let the cars pass the road in front of me, (cars really do ruin the peace and tranquility, haven't people ever heard of parking their cars and walking?!) The Cemetery is set out beautifully and if you do happen to catch the streetcar from Canal Street, you also pass Greenwood Cemetery getting here, if that is of interest) For fans of Anne Rice, just like seeing her old homes, this is also worth a visit when you come to New Orleans.
Written 24 November 2022
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Ashley
Belleville, IL210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
Metairie / Lake Lawn cemetery is very big and can get confusing with how sections are labeled. If you are going in to this cemetery on your own to explore, I highly suggest a map. If you are only looking for specific tombs, look up where they are located beforehand!
Written 20 March 2022
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Sherri Frei
Wernersville, PA112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We like to tour cemeteries when we visit new places & this one is open during Covid times. It’s also the most gorgeous where the wealthy are buried. Go to YouTube ahead of time & do a free virtual tour so it makes more sense. We took an Uber there. It’s next to a highway and very difficult to walk out of!! It was a harrowing experience. Bring a water bottle! We got super thirsty walking in the heat & sun.
Written 22 May 2021
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Leland C
28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I had no intentions of doing a cemetery tour before we arrived. Never say never. Our bus tour driver got our attention with so many cool facts we did not know. I was one of the first off of the bus when we arrived. I took pictures, walked around, and respectfully observed a culture I knew nothing about. They can't bury their deceased loved ones. The beauty of the mausoleums, and the number of those buried in each one was not something I could have expected. I couldn't wait to read up on it when we got back to our room. Needless to say we both learned a lot.
Written 30 June 2021
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Kitty
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Sooo beautiful, we wandered around a bit but then I downloaded voice map as a hint from another reviewer and got the Metairie walking tour! Was well worth the 5.00 courts start and stop as you like. Great history information, DO NOT miss the Angel of Grief- go in the old main entrance and in the first row of crypts on the right, past the Tomb for Tennessee soldiers. Is breathtaking and moving.
Written 19 April 2021
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Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
Los Angeles, CA8,793 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Spent a morning wandering around this serene place. So much history and so much beauty. It's a busy destination, several funeral services were taking place. Also stopped by the tiny, exquisite pet memorial grounds.
Written 4 February 2020
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Jason M
Tulsa, OK405 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
You’re able to drive inside and then around this cemetery. We eventually parked and explored on foot. Plenty of impressive mausoleums in various stages of crumble. Be sure to peek inside and find the weeping angel (hint: it’s located in the southeast corner of the cemetery).
Written 17 March 2021
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Tammy H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A truly awe-inspiring place. Maybe the most beautiful cemetery in the City of the Dead. We drove around in comfort and at our leisure so we could inspect the tombs as we wished. Absolutely breathtaking. Truly a unique spot to visit.
Written 25 July 2022
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Kaela
Seattle, WA1,181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
Absolutely loved visiting these beautiful cemetery grounds. The place is huge and magnificent with tons to look at and walk through. We spent a few hours just walking through perusing and paying respects. Very quiet with few other visitors. With all the cemeteries in New Orleans we chose to come to this one as we were traveling with a dog, and it’s dog friendly. We encountered no issues walking around with him but obviously were also respectful when admiring the graves and plots. It was very beautiful and a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
Written 6 November 2020
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