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Address: 19975 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203-1095
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+1 313-368-0010
09:00 - 17:00
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Cool graves, very sketchy neighborhood

Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit has some well-known folks lying around in the ground, or on top of it. Being so close to Motor City, it's no wonder to see the burial places of the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit has some well-known folks lying around in the ground, or on top of it. Being so close to Motor City, it's no wonder to see the burial places of the Fords and Chryslers. You'd expect their graves to be opulent, but they're surprisingly subdued. The same can't be said for the Dodge clan, with their giant... More 

2 Thank LairdCamster
Sandusky, Michigan
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127 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

It's a cemetery, it's peaceful, there are cool headstones and mausoleums and it's huge. But it's not Arlington or anything, this isn't a "tourist stop". If you're into cemeteries and you're in the area, it's certainly worth a few minutes of your time to drive through.

1 Thank xcheck28
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

My mother passed away in late July, My Grandmother and AUntie are Buried at Woodlawn and my mother wishes was to be buried bedside her Mother. This was a NIGHTMARE for my WHOLE FAMILY!!!! Not Only where they Unprofessional, as well as Inconsiderate and WE SPENT 3 HOURS FILLING OUT PAPER WORK 4 DAYS PRIOR TO THIS BECAUSE THEY DID... More 

2 Thank Kam A
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

I wanted to pay my respects and visit Rosa Parks' grave when in Detroit. NO WHERE on their website does Woodlawn indicate where she is buried except to say she is in a mausoleum. There's also no sign or marker telling you a thing when you enter the gates. After checking other websites, I go to the main mausoleum which... More 

2 Thank Helen W
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013

My grandmother is laid to rest in this cemetery. The gravestones reflect a lot of history. It is truly a tribute to those who have passed away so many years old.

Thank ShirleyMichigan
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013

This cemetery is beautiful, especially when trees are flowering in the spring, or leaves are in color in the fall. The older sections have beautiful monuments. Ask for a map at the office, as you enter, especially if you are interested in some of the historically important people buried there.

4 Thank travelbug50000_10
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

Good place to ghost hunt. Lots of places to look for spooky things.

Thank spambear
Detroit, Michigan
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2012

A beautiful spot by Woodward and 8 Mile that has the mausoleum of Rosa Parks as well as many famous Detroiters.

3 Thank jdetroit13
Port Huron, Michigan
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2012

This is the resting place of hundreds of Detroit notables. Political and artistic personages of the past. The Dodge Brother Mausoleum is amazing.

1 Thank Janeatriver

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