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Forest Lawn

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Address: 1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
Phone Number: +1 716-885-1600
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As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn –...

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.

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Lovely, peaceful

This is a Buffalo must see. I live in Buffalo and go to Forest Lawn regularly to walk. It is an arboretum, a beautifully designed rural cemetery, and in the fall, it is especially... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Buffalo must see. I live in Buffalo and go to Forest Lawn regularly to walk. It is an arboretum, a beautifully designed rural cemetery, and in the fall, it is especially stunning. If you are interested in cemeteries you cannot miss this one, or if you just like a serene place of natural beauty, go!

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Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes I did see his memorial and those of people like the first black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, plus President Millard Fillmore and his son, Explorer Dr. Cook, Inventors Larry Bell, Willis Carrier and George Pierce., musicians Rick James and Shep Shepherd. The famous magician who trained Houdini the Fakir of Ava...This is a great way to spend a peaceful afternoon... More 

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WNY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An historical and fabulously interesting urban cemetery with many fascinating back stories to several of its "residents". Don't miss Frank Lloyd Wright's Blue Sky Mausoleum.

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Thank MariMac72
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by after my father in law suggested I visit the Indian monument at the entrance. Very tranquil and beautiful .

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on Sunday morning on our route home from our road trip. Glad we did, it was a sight and we enjoyed wandering around looking at everything.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

There is so much history in this cemetery and if you take the trolley tour which I would greatly recommend you will have a great time. The docents are so knowledgeable and if you want to come back to visit again, you will be able to know which area holds the most interest for you. Even though we come to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Listen... the grounds are beautiful... the monuments and buildings well worth seeing... and it's all free! (The even give you a driving/walking map so you can self-tour in an organized way!)

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

What a beautiful place for a quiet walk. There's so much to see, so much to think about, so much ground to cover - 269 acres. Lots of interesting statues, tombs, famous names, just a fascinating place. Check out their website for tour information.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Was really looking forward to the tour. And it wasn't a disappointment at all Beautiful fall Sunday morning, Only thing missing were the fall colors. Tour guide Jonathan, was so good and informative. Loved the historical notes that I was not aware of. And the monuments were so interesting.

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Back when my husband and I were dating, we would always pass by the massive gates of Forest Lawn. Some days we'd wander through, marveling at all of the different stones, memorials, history plaques and mausoleums. Some days we'd take picnics, and sit and watch the fountain and the geese in Mirror Lake. We mused that one day it would... More 

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