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Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA 70124-1031
+1 504-486-6331
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This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“weeping angel” (73 reviews)
“above ground” (96 reviews)
“buried here” (31 reviews)
5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA 70124-1031
+1 504-486-6331
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Every single grave at this cemetery is absolutely gorgeous. My friend and I had a blast just driving through and looking at all of them. Would highly recommend visiting this cemetery!

Thank gracengoats
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Viewing the old graves tells a story dating back to slavery. Good place to spend time away from Bourbon ST for family's wanting history

Thank judithw886
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Above ground burial is fairly unique. The crypts display significant cultural heritage. Take the time to walk around and read the inscriptions and marvel at the statues. Please be respectful and try to appreciate the culture and history of the era and not bring today's...More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Bus tour to the cemetary and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. We took pictures and saw amazing stones.

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We found out about this cemetery from the tour guide of a previous cemetery. She was right, seeing is believing. The tombstones looked like houses, it was so fascinating. We drove through the cemetery, it was too large and vast to walk through and just...More

Thank c0untrygirli
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I might be bias having worked in a cemetery in the past but even riding through this magnificent work of art in the pouring rain still had me in awe. To think that every monument there was designed with a person's life behind it and...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We have visited many cemeteries in New Orleans and around the world, this is by far the most spectacular, no expense spared, well maintained and grand cemetery ..ever. There are maps available from the funeral home to the north which will be useful to locate...More

Thank Grommet22
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I came by on a day when heat and humidity was off the charts! I didn't manage to meander through the entire cemetery, but what I did see what quite serene and calming. Well, except for the fire ant bite to the foot, that wasn't...More

Thank MissKris555
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This cemetery is fantastic. Lots of marble mausoleums. Some are new and some are historic older ones. I wanted to see the weeping angel and didn't think she would be too hard to find. I did not realize she is on the inside of a...More

Thank avshockey
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I took a tour of Lafayette #3. While old, the tombstones were run down. If you want to see a spectacular cemetery with beautiful statues, stained glass, and tombs, this is the place. You can drive through the cemetery. You can get maps and CD's...More

Thank KuffMUp
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
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19 March 2017|
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Response from Antonio R | Reviewed this property |
walk through...
7 February 2017|
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Response from Jerry T | Reviewed this property |
It's open to the public. You can get a map at the office that shows important graves. It is something to see
Amy M
4 January 2017|
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Response from skaszab2016 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. May I suggest you do a web search. I am sure your answers will be there.