Minneapolis, Minnesota: Showmen's Rest Cemetery

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

Lakewood Cemetery

3600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
Lakewood Cemetery. In South Minneapolis, at Hennepin Ave. at 36th St., between Lakes Calhoun and Harriet. Free map at the mausoleum.
Summer 8-8, Winter 8-5. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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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