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Lake View Cemetery is a peaceful refuge within Cleveland, Ohio

After enjoying Lawnfield and catching up over lunch in Mentor, Cindy and I drove separately to rendezvous at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, not quite twenty miles away.  This is an exceptional destination, reinforcing the benefits of reaching out when you travel.  Cindy had been living in Cleveland over twenty years knowing nothing about Lawnfield, President Garfield’s home.  When I contacted her about touring this destination, she responded that we needed to venture to Lake View, where a splendid Garfield Memorial resided, and I was clueless about that.

Lake View is enormous, with over 110,000 souls at rest across its three hundred acres.

Statue of Garfield within his lovely Memorial at Lake View Cemetery
  Beyond the litany of famous individuals interred here, this is a remarkable refuge from the big city.  You trade bricks and concrete for a blanket of comforting greenery immediately by passing through the entrance gate, and quite shortly thereafter traffic noises evaporate, replaced by chirping birds.  This magnificence caused a dilemma.  I have added a review of the cemetery, below, but ultimately decided to append separate reviews for the Garfield Memorial and Wade Chapel, both of which are sites on the cemetery grounds.  These begged to be called out as attractions in their own right, and at the end of the day it seemed a sin to bundle everything together.

Almost everything at Lake View is free of charge (although groups of twelve or more are asked to register and pay $5 per person, as well as a $5 charge to enter the Garfield Memorial) and I strongly recommend a visit.  I believe the review of the cemetery will be motivation enough, but please keep in mind both the Garfield Memorial and Wade Chapel are part of this package deal.

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