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Nebraska’s Most Beautiful Cemetery

Forest Lawn’s 349 acres annually ranks as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country and the largest in the Midwest.

Open since 1885, over the years, the beautiful cemetery has been maintained by the perpetual care fund, financed through the receipts of lot sales. The cemetery was developed on the park plan, which has ensured the sweep of velvety lawns and smooth, well-kept appearance. Wide, hard-surfaced roads, with rolling hills, wind through the forest providing easy access to all gravesites.

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Award Winners for 2020

Forest Lawn’s Grounds Superintendent, Randy Crawford, received the Presidential Citation for 2020.

“Randy works extremely hard at maintaining and adding trees, shrubs, flowers and so much more to Forest Lawn and it is exciting to see him being recognized for his efforts.

He is a proud member and supporter of the Arboretum.”

There are four Nebraska State Champion Trees with just about every tree that can grow in our Northeast zone within our Arboretum.

Our memorial art is some of the most impressive in the nation, and the cemetery’s Historical Chapel is a work of art with a granite exterior, roof, mosaic tiles, stained glass windows and a columbarium in the lower level.

Forest Lawn is the only cemetery in the midwest that is a Arboretum and a Bird Sanctuary. Forest Lawn has its own on site crematory.

Forest Lawn Cemetery is a Nebraska landmark, with a history intertwined with that of our proud state. As a not-for-profit institution, Forest Lawn Cemetery is dedicated to Omaha residents. Our tax status allows us to reinvest in the maintenance of our beautiful grounds and architecture for the benefit of the community we serve. It also allows us the opportunity to build the cities newest funeral home, offering features simply not available at most funeral homes with very competitive pricing.

Call today to schedule a tour of our facility. The natural beauty of our grounds is guaranteed to take your breath away.


Below you can view our map of the various cremation and burial sections at Forest Lawn. Just click on the button below to interact with the map and view each section for more details. 

Call today to schedule a tour of the grounds and see for yourself what section of our breathtaking grounds is your perfect place to remember.