Minneapolis, Minnesota: Showmen's Rest Cemetery

Where career performers are buried. The circus came to this part of town and never left.

Lakewood Cemetery

Address:
3600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
Directions:
Lakewood Cemetery. In South Minneapolis, at Hennepin Ave. at 36th St., between Lakes Calhoun and Harriet. Free map at the mausoleum.
Hours:
Summer: 8 am - 8 pm, Winter: 8 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
612-822-2171
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Showmen's Rest Cemetery

It does exist! Pick up a cemetery map just inside the doors of the mausoleum. It has a key that directs you to site #37, Showman's Rest.

[True North, 07/21/2011]

June 2013: Photo added.

Showmen's Rest Cemetery

Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis has a Showmen's Rest section for deceased circus and other performers.

[brenda, 01/01/2006]
Showmen's Rest Cemetery - Vague Recollections

There is a Showmen's Rest in some large cemetery in Minneapolis just downstream on the Missisippi and inland a bit from downtown Minneapolis. I discovered this on a bike ride while visiting Minneapolis in 2003. However, until I stumbled across your website, I didn't realize there were oithers in cemeteries elsewhere in the country. I have no details on it's location, but it should be easy enough to figure out with a little research into cemeteries in Minneapolis....

[Allen Hahn, 01/02/2005]

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