On the National Register of Historic Places in recognition for its design, the cemetery as a lawn. It was one of the first, if not the first cemetery to adopt landscape design in the layout of its grounds. As I walked around I marveled at the various tombstones and memorials and thought about how much it reminded me of Père Lachaise in Paris. But that's crazy, just because I've been to Paris doesn't mean it has influenced everything, especially in the heavily German influenced Cincinnati. So imagine my surprise when I got home, opened Wikipedia and found out that Spring Grove Cemetery took their inspiration from the contemporary rural cemeteries Père Lachaise in Paris, and Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Spring Grove is the second largest cemetery in the U.S. that too is incredible.
Where Père Lachaise is dominated by large boisterous crows, Spring Grove had its robins and geese.
We get lost, but we never mind, getting lost and walking in a circle lead us to Christian Moerlein who's grave site we never would have seen. Greg Hardman, beer baron extraordinaire told me "I bring him a beer on his birthday every year...no kidding..."
There is some Cincinnati trivia for you.