Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

#2 in Best Things To Do in Cincinnati
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Key Info

4521 Spring Grove Avenue

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Free, Parks and Gardens, Churches/Religious Sites Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum was chartered back in 1845, and today exists as one of the pioneers of landscape design for cemeteries. The grounds are idyllic, with gravestones punctuated by ponds, sculptures, footbridges and lots and lots of trees. "It may sound strange to visit a cemetery, but this one is unlike any I have seen before," said one TripAdvisor user. "It is a beautiful and tranquil place to visit and take a walk in the fall."

You can visit the cemetery and arboretum every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended hours May 1 through August 31. During the warmer months (April through October), you can participate in public and private tours. Public tram tours run at different times, so you can refer to the cemetery's calendar for further details. Tours cost $5 per person, with discounts for kids and seniors. To book a private tram tour, you can call 513-853-6877 or email tcoordinator@springgrove.org. These run $75 per person.

Alternatively, you can visit and tour the grounds on your own. You'll find the cemetery and arboretum north of downtown Cincinnati, just off Highway 75. For more information, visit the website.

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