Add Forest Lawn Cemetery to your summer “to do” list right now. These 269 acres are full of beauty and stories. The history is rich of course, and the grounds are beyond beautiful. But, did you know…
1. There are plenty of touring options.
These tours are award-winning for a reason. You can choose to tour this historic gem by trolley or by foot. From exploring the city’s art and architecture to hearing the stories of the Pan-American Exposition, you have lots of chances to learn something new at Forest Lawn.
2. Many famous residents rest here.
Okay, you might have heard something about this, but still… From former president Millard Fillmore to music legend Rick James, you’ll find a lot of very recognizable names buried here. There’s also a trolley tour dedicated to the famous women, including writers, social organizers, suffragettes, and early entrepreneurs.
3. There is an all-day tour dedicated to one of the area’s best architects.
Are you Frank Lloyd Wright obsessed? We sure are. You can learn more about his historic and newly constructed designs during an all-inclusive, day-long tour. But really, gift this package to the architecture lover in your life and thank us later.
4. Becoming a member has its perks.
First of all, did you even know you could become a member of Forest Lawn? You’ll be supporting one of Buffalo’s cultural gems. And if you love touring, scoring free tickets to these award-winning tours is worth every dollar spent. Plus, you get exclusive discounts and preferred access to reservations. There are different membership levels, so you can find just the right fit.
5. They have a free mobile app.
You can take a self-guided virtual tour of Forest Lawn’s 269 acres from the palm of your hand. There are more than 80 virtual stops, including the most popular and frequently visited locations. At each one, get a 360 degree view and hear the backstory. The mobile app is totally free and available on both Apple and Android devices.
6. This place is seriously so picture-perfect.
This one might seem obvious, but it deserves its own special shoutout. The hills, valleys, lakes, streams, and sculptural masterpieces are absolutely stunning. This scenery is as Insta-worthy as it gets. These views alone are an excuse for a visit.
1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo