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Graceland Cemetery

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Address: 4001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613-1992
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+1 773-525-1105
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00

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Outdoor Museum: One of Chicago's Best Attractions

Anybody, who was anybody, in 19th century Chicago was buried here. Spectacular mortuary; truly an outdoor museum. A very solid multi-mile walk. But if you are completely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Pietro S
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anybody, who was anybody, in 19th century Chicago was buried here. Spectacular mortuary; truly an outdoor museum. A very solid multi-mile walk. But if you are completely unguided, it will be confusing. So make sure to stop at cemetery office, by entrance, for a free map. These are very friendly people who want to help you. You can also drive... More 

Thank Pietro S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The founders, movers, and shakers of Chicago are all buried here. Louis Sullivan designed at least two of the mausoleums, and he's buried here, too. So are Potter Palmer and his wife, Bertha. George Pullman. Marshall Field. Ruth Page. Mies van der Rohe. Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks, is buried here. The list goes on and on. Grab a walking... More 

Thank TheaterBug
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Graceland is Chicago's finest examples of what are known as "Rural" cemeteries (cemeteries created from roughly the 1830s to the 1870s in places away from city cores -- hence the term "rural' -- and featuring beautiful landscapes and magnificent funerary architecture). Generally, these are safe places to visit as they are well maintained and heavily visited, and Graceland is no... More 

Thank markers
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

As Pere Lachaise is to Paris, Graceland is to Chicago. The resting place for the movers and shakers and entrepreneurs of their day. Most amazing monumental work and statues and buildings. Of course this is also THE place to see Squirrels at play. Do some research before you go and make sure you pick up a map.

Thank artroomali
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The cemetery contains the most impressive monuments and mausoleums as well as burial sites for some famous people like Ernie Banks.

Thank Aline D
Fox River Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Graceland is a peaceful oasis in the city, but even more importantly, it is the burial place of many of the people who helped make Chicago great, such as Parker Palmer and Marshall Field, plus architects like Mies Van Der Rohe and others. The Chicago Architecture Foundation tour of Graceland is very informative.

Thank Karen W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Great way to spend a couple hours a nice walk beautiful scenery. The aged on the stones are unbelievable. Plan on a couple hours at least. Right near wrigleyville Close to red line I highly recommend

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Franklin Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I was in the city for 9 days on my own while my husband worked .. my husband and mom were super concerned of me exploring on my own in a big city ..by myself for the first time. the crime in the news ect were a concern but I'm a cemetery nerd and noting in the reviews sounded dangerous... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The creativity and beauty of this cemetery is really one of a kind. Again we had Silvie from the Architectural Foundation of Chicago giving the tour. She is so knowledgeable about the historic value of the cemetery and the inhabitants. It is beautiful and has become an arborists dream. The surroundings are so peaceful, this would be a wonderful final... More 

Thank Swisscss
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Graceland Cemetery is not a typical sightseeing choice, but is truly worthwhile for those looking for something off of the beaten path. The lush landscaping, stunning grave markers, and private mausoleums are breathtaking. Some of the mausoleums and grave markers are the work of the Victorian era's best sculptors and architects. In fact, the cemetery's Architect's Corner contains the remains... More 

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