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Lakeview Cemetery

Seattle, WA, United States
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  • Lakeview Cemetery
    Marc Rodriguez
    5 Jun 10, 2013

    You are probably wondering why i would ever recommend a cemetery for a trip to Seattle but this is no ordinary cemetery. The Greatest Martial Artist of all time is buried here!!! Bruce Lee and his son Brandon Lee are both buried side by side with red and black marble headstones. Every day people from the area walk through the cemetery to lay flowers at his grave and tourists from all over go to visit. On the day i visited i met a man who traveled all the way from Belgium to see him and take pictures. If at first you cant locate his plot, ask a local walking by, they know who and what you are there to see and would gladly walk you to the Dragon's grave.

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    4 Apr 01, 2014

    I came here just to see Jimi Hendrix's tomb memorial, and it's massive. Wow, the legend lives!

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    Frances Nguyen
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    3 Oct 21, 2013

    Lakeview Cemetery is known for the grave sites of Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee, marked by two large monument graves and surrounding hedges. The cemetery is in the Capitol Hill section north of Volunteer Park. The cemetery also offers an excellent view of Lake Union.

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    Nina H.
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    5 Jul 08, 2014

    Bruce Lee and his son are buried at this cemetery so it's very well-visited, especially during the summer. The name is self-explanatory, there are views of the lake by the cemetery and it's a really well-kept and clean area in a luxurious neighborhood.

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    Sharon "Bubz" Z
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    5 Sep 08, 2013

    A visit to Seattle is not complete without paying tribute to Bruce Lee, the martial art legend who has brought together the east and west and is largely responsible for globalization of the eastern martial arts. I was expecting a gigantic tribute to the Kungfu legend and his son Brandon in the cemetery, but their grave is actually very subtle and insignificant we would have missed it if not for other visitors, which in many ways increased my respect for him.

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  • Lakeview Cemetery
    Kim Culver-Yadon
    4 Oct 16, 2012

    The final resting place of so many famous Seattle pioneers like the Nordstroms, Denny's, and Bruce & Brandon Lee. if you like cemeteries you will love this one. So full of Seattle history.

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    Laura S
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Came here to see Bruce Lee. I love Bruce Lee and the fiance and I paid our respects TWICE during our time in Seattle.

    Bruce/Brandon Lee are located up the hill near the flag pole. If you're looking for them - then go towards the flag pole.

    They have a beautiful grave site and a seat for you to look at them and reflect your life.

    There are two other people buried near them and it's sad that they don't get the attention too.

    Clean place. Very eerie but all cemeteries are like that.

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    5 Jun 13, 2014

    This year I finally visited and I loved it!

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4.5 out of 5
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You don't have to be oriented to the macabre to find this cemetery fascinating to explore. The graveyard, called Lakeview because of its stunning panorama of Lake Washington to the east, holds the remains of many of Seattles pioneers, notables and celebrities, including Princess Angeline (daughter of Chief Seattle), three Denny Party members (Seattle pioneers), William Grose (the second black ... read more
resident of Seattle), and Bruce Lee and his son Brandon Lee (actors of the kung-fu variety). But even if you haven't come to pay your respects to Seattle's legends, the graveyard is a quiet and beautiful place for a pensive stroll.

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