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Cave Hill Cemetery

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Address: 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204
Phone Number:
+1 502-451-5630
08:00 - 16:45
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:45

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Truly a beautiful cemetery.

This is the final resting place of the legendary Muhammad Ali and Colonel Harlan Sanders of KFC fame. There are a number of Civil War dead buried here also including the governor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Louisville, KY
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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the final resting place of the legendary Muhammad Ali and Colonel Harlan Sanders of KFC fame. There are a number of Civil War dead buried here also including the governor of Kentucky who was in office during the Civil War. This is truly one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the United States. I believe this was open... More 

Thank jgbtravels
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery is one of the largest in the area with graves dating back to the 1800s. We have come here with the kids to explore and read the many historical headstones. This place is so large you can easily spend several hours wandering the many paths. We got lost at one point on our first trip.

Thank Mark W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we visit Louisville we're always trying to see all the sights. We decided on a warm January day to go see Colonel Sanders grave. We went in the entrance on Baxter Avenue and we walked at least 2 or 3 miles. If you're in a car it is not so bad the grave is humble and nothing really special.... More 

1 Thank Cheryl Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful, peaceful and historical site. Lots of ducks, geese, squirrels. Even an occasional peacock. Very relaxing and calming walk.

1 Thank Lois S
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Cemeteries are usually high on the list of places to visit on vacation. But Cave Hill is one of those rare resting places that's worth seeing. It's not as grand as Père Lachaise in Paris, or La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires. But for a mid-size city, its rolling hills and truly one-of-a-kind cemetery "art" -- memorial sculptures and tombstones... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This was a amazing place to visit ...it's like going back in time. Also seeing the civil war soldiers buried here was humbling ... there are lots of famous people buried here and you can go to the office and get a map to find them .

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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211 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Came here to visit some of the more notable graves like Muhammad Ali and Col.Sanders. Beautiful grounds and arboretum. Definitely worth the visit, would like to go back when we have more time to explore.

Thank cincyfoodsnob
Felton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Very nice historic Cemetery. Very large and spread out. We did locate Col Sanders and Ali's resting places. Roads are well laid out with turnouts. Worth a visit.

Thank simon s
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The age and scope of this gorgeous cemetery are mind blowing. A number of tours, historical, celebrity, etc, are offered, including a hay ride. Can't wait to go back in the spring and explore more thoroughly.

Thank Anniebonnie
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We came here to visit the gravesite of Colonel Sanders and pay our respects to the Fried Chicken King. The grounds are well kept and gravesites are easy to find.

Thank happyd829

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