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Graceland Cemetery

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Address: 4001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613-1992
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+1 773-525-1105
09:00 - 16:00
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Beautiful Cemetery

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever visited. Lots of curious tombs and important people buried here. Lots of folklore and legends also, including the girl... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever visited. Lots of curious tombs and important people buried here. Lots of folklore and legends also, including the girl in the glass case who, allegedly, moves. It is a very tranquil place, peaceful and fulfilling. A must see if you're a lover of cemeteries.

Thank charyn989
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Chicago and want to see more than skyscrapers and baseball, come over to the Uptown area and experience this gorgeous cemetery. This Victorian cemetery has some of the greatest architectural tombs found in the city. Famous and notable Chicagoans are buried here, including Luis Sullivan, Honore, Pullman and Marshall Field. In fact, many of our streets are... More 

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Oak Lawn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Graceland has a large collection of the whos who in Chicago history with graves and mausoleums to match. its peaceful with well manicured grounds and vibrant city life just out side the walls with plenty of dinning options near by

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you want to see where the who's who of old Chicago is buried this is the place. I highly recommend taking a guided tour to get the most out of going there and it's a sizable place so it's easy to get lost.

Thank bkegel
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Anybody, who was anybody, in 19th century Chicago was buried here. Spectacular mortuary; truly an outdoor museum. A very solid multi-mile walk. But if you are completely unguided, it will be confusing. So make sure to stop at cemetery office, by entrance, for a free map. These are very friendly people who want to help you. You can also drive... More 

Thank Pietro S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The founders, movers, and shakers of Chicago are all buried here. Louis Sullivan designed at least two of the mausoleums, and he's buried here, too. So are Potter Palmer and his wife, Bertha. George Pullman. Marshall Field. Ruth Page. Mies van der Rohe. Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks, is buried here. The list goes on and on. Grab a walking... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Graceland is Chicago's finest examples of what are known as "Rural" cemeteries (cemeteries created from roughly the 1830s to the 1870s in places away from city cores -- hence the term "rural' -- and featuring beautiful landscapes and magnificent funerary architecture). Generally, these are safe places to visit as they are well maintained and heavily visited, and Graceland is no... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

As Pere Lachaise is to Paris, Graceland is to Chicago. The resting place for the movers and shakers and entrepreneurs of their day. Most amazing monumental work and statues and buildings. Of course this is also THE place to see Squirrels at play. Do some research before you go and make sure you pick up a map.

Thank artroomali
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The cemetery contains the most impressive monuments and mausoleums as well as burial sites for some famous people like Ernie Banks.

Thank Aline D
Fox River Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Graceland is a peaceful oasis in the city, but even more importantly, it is the burial place of many of the people who helped make Chicago great, such as Parker Palmer and Marshall Field, plus architects like Mies Van Der Rohe and others. The Chicago Architecture Foundation tour of Graceland is very informative.

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