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Forest Lawn

1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
+1 716-885-1600
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One of the most beautiful cemeteries

Rolling hills, trees, stately monuments, and historical sites - all can be found on the expansive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jonathan F
Buffalo, New York
Worth the time

While my wife was working I walked out to see Forest Lawn. I was not disappointed. I did the self... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tampa, Florida
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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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1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189
+1 716-885-1600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rolling hills, trees, stately monuments, and historical sites - all can be found on the expansive grounds of Forest Lawn. A great place to tour, or just to go for a run.

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While my wife was working I walked out to see Forest Lawn. I was not disappointed. I did the self guided tour. Lots of history.

Thank Florida_Bill813
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a good place to spend an afternoon in the summer. There are many interesting monuments and tombs. the landscape is beautiful. Mirror lake is a is a great place to sit and relax. There is also a good number of birds and animals...More

Thank Jim1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went to forestlawn to purchase a military plot for my brother-in-law who, by the way ,is still alive...the sprawling grounds are well manicured and professionally maintained. tours are available for visiting the 250 plus acres and the graves sites of millard fillmore as well...More

Thank dwdj52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expected much more from prior highly rated Tripadvisor reviews. Meh. Didn't look too different from other cemeteries I've been in except for scale and special spots for Veterans and their families.

Thank Gloria G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, interesting stories in on the headstones and memorials, great landscaping. wonderful way to spend a few hours on a pretty fall day.

Thank Brendastarshine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an incredibly beautiful and peaceful place. There are many themed sections throughout the cemetery. If you are into military history or are a veteran, there are sections for the Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII and Korea. The headstones are extremely informative and...More

Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large well landscaped grounds, this is a great place for a run or walk. Have had picnics there by the pond. Can see all the historic Buffalo surnames and interesting monuments.

Thank 3ess
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have lived in Buffalo 49 years but never realized the extensive history resting in Forest Lawn. Each tour is so informative with great tour guides and some special guests. Make it a forced family fun day and your family will thank you,for the experience!

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy history, biography, art? All in one place? Take a 2-hr. ride in an air-conditioned . that can be found at Forest Lawn. If it's a history tour....look for me! Kim...I might just be your guide!

Thank showingmydog
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anyone take the trolley tour? how long was it
25 June 2017|
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Response from carole a | Reviewed this property |
ride was nearly two hours
friday, 8/26 anything going on in the afternoon for out of town visitors?
19 August 2016|
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Response from unitedstates2015 | Reviewed this property |
They do have tours of the grounds, however not sure of times or dates. Google Forest Lawn Cemetery located in Buffalo NY. It should have all the info. The tours are very informative and interesting. There is a lot of... More