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Crown Hill Cemetery

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I came to photograph the 500 in 1981 and went to Crown Hill to visit John Dillinger's grave...

I am a photographer. I now work for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and have shot more than 35 Indy... read more

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This was my first time attending a funeral here. I didn't expect it to be such a beautiful place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Crown Hill is the nation's 3rd largest non-government cemetery with 555 acres of beautiful rolling hills. Located across the street from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, thousands visit this urban oasis to enjoy its peaceful beauty; study the...more
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700 W 38th St, At the corner of 38th St. & Clarendon Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46208-4240
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Reviewed yesterday

I am a photographer. I now work for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and have shot more than 35 Indy 500 races, along with other Indycar races. My first visit was long ago...and before the raceday, I went to Crown Hill Cemetery to visit John Dillinger's...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time attending a funeral here. I didn't expect it to be such a beautiful place. It was very clean, and the staff were nice. especially our Funeral Director and the gentleman assisting her. I felt like she was family. we were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cemetery has some amazing architecture and some pretty famous people buried here. However, it is very hard to find some of the famous people. There are no signs until you get very close to the grave. The section numbers made no sense and we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Marty D, Public Relations Manager at Crown Hill Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit! We're sorry it was confusing! When the cemetery was designed over 150 years ago, they did so in phases, so the numbering of the sections doesn't make a lot of sense. I can tell you that all sections that are in...More

Reviewed 17 December 2018

Cemeteries are worth visiting for many reasons: our loved ones are there, our loved ones might be there, history, trees, landscapes are all there. Crown Hill uses the juxtaposition of the obvious morbidity of a public final resting and the beauty, reverence, and sanctity of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emily A
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I went to visit the cemetery around Halloween. They had a haunted performance and a walk through the cemetery at night. It was a lot of fun.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

It feels rather odd leaving a review of a cemetery, but here goes nothing. We decided to stop here as we were in the area and this kept showing up on lists of places to check out in Indianapolis. I must say that this it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

We went as a family on a Sunday to the James Whitcomb Riley Memorial in the cemetery. It was breathtaking. You stand on a high hill in the middle of the city and have a view like none other in the city. To add, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank josavatanhen
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We came here in October of 2018 (yesterday, in fact). They do really great history-based (and story-based) tours and we have done a few of them in the past. Cemetery visits aren't usually on most people's to-do list, but this place is so pretty and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Stay56983194171
Reviewed 1 November 2018

My womens group took a guided sunset tour of this lovely place and found it so full of history, both local and worldly.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Starboard22
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This is a stunning cemetery - the entrance alone is amazing. There are thousands of amazing headstones - real works of art - and the grounds are very nice. The historical highlight is, of course, the resting place of President Benjamin Harrison. It is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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4 August 2018|
Response from Marty D | Property representative |
He was buried in 1990 in the Cicero Cemetery. You can find more info on Google.
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Response from Marty D | Property representative |
To name just a few: President Benjamin Harrison Vice President Thomas Marshall Vice President Thomas Hendricks Vice President Charles Fairbanks Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley Col. Eli Lilly May Wright Sewell... More
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