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1411 Delaware Avenue

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Free

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Free, Parks and Gardens, Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Although Buffalo's Forest Lawn is a cemetery, it's such a beautiful one that many people visit for contemplative walks, peaceful picnics or even jogs. Many famous people — including former United States President Millard Fillmore and "Super Freak" singer Rick James — have been laid to rest here. For this reason, many visitors recommend you book a tour so that you can make sure to hit the cemetery's highlights.

Visitors to the cemetery especially enjoy its park-like setting. One TripAdvisor user says: "The lawns, roads, ponds, are immaculate. We felt like we were in a park not a cemetery."

You'll find Forest Lawn north of central Buffalo near Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex. Tours are held on Sundays several times a day from June through October. A two-hour walking tour costs $15, while a 1.5- to two-hour trolley tour costs $25. However, you can also visit on your own for free. The main gate is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the spring and summer (April through October) and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the fall and winter (November through March). For more information, visit the cemetery's website.

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