Lake View Cemetery is a private cemetery located in Seattle, Washington, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, just north of Volunteer Park. Known as "Seattle's Pioneer Cemetery," it is run by an independent, non-profit association. It was founded in 1872 as the Seattle Masonic Cemetery and later renamed for its view of Lake Washington to the east.
Lake View includes the Nisei War Memorial Monument, a 21-foot column erected in 1949, listing the names of 47 Japanese American soldiers from Seattle who were killed during World War II. The Nisei Veterans Committee, in response to the US Army's plans in late 1947 to return Washington's Nisei war dead, began a door-to-door fundraising campaign in the Puget Sound region, collecting donations of $1 to $5, and raising over $10,000 to construct the memorial. Later, 9 more names of Seattle area service members of Japanese ancestry killed in Korea, Vietnam and Granada were added to names on the memorial.
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Peter Pixie | Feb 15, 2018
Many people stop by these grave sites. But be aware, you need to be out of the graveyard by 415pm. While there, be sure to take the time to see other graves as the past of Seattle can be found here.
Mohd Irteza | Jan 16, 2018
It was a surreal feeling visiting Bruce Lee's gravesite. I have watched him in so many great movies growing up. If you've been a fan of Bruce, you owe a visit to yourself and him.
Daniel Jarrard | Jan 5, 2018
best marial arts master in the world ill never forget him and his son bruce lee inspired me by saying be like water water can take the shape of anything be like water my frenids
Jason Agbunag | Feb 15, 2018
Cool experience for you true Bruce Lee fans. Not to crowded when I was there.
Yu De Lim | Feb 10, 2018
The serenity was great here, and the quote written here really stuck with me long after my trip.
llxll_fox_llxll Legion | Mar 29, 2018
Absolutely beautiful and you just feel the energy. Something everyone should see one of the most iconic places for one Bruce Lee was way past his time and what he did and Brandon set the bar for the film industry hands down one if the most peaceful places
Amanda Grabruck | Mar 18, 2018
It was awesome to see this but there’s a grave right next to Bruce’s that belongs to someone that was covered with a shrub and right next to the bench. There were so many people there.
M Karv | Mar 28, 2018
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”
Joshua Mathias | May 1, 2018
Nice graves with quotes on each gravestone. Bruce Lee's stone has a picture of him. There were a few other people there. There is some street parking by playground next to it (or can take bus). Unfortunately there aren't many entrances to the cemetery itself. Overall Google Maps helped us know where exactly to go.
Arun Sudhir | Apr 27, 2018
Strictly for Bruce Lee fans! And if you want to check this item off your Seattle bucket list. The cemetery itself is pretty nice but nothing special. The grave site isn't the biggest, and Google points to it pretty accurately.
Randall Jeremiah | May 6, 2018
I have put off for years coming here. I will say I am glad I did. I hate rating a grave site so please forgive the crassness of it. It is a moving experience. It is odd to see Brandon’s grave being he is only a couple of years older than I. With that being said live life. Live it well.
Victor Winner | May 19, 2018
One of the most peaceful and inspiring burial grounds I've ever laid foot in. It opens the eyes of your inner soul to question your current place in life and the universe to take inventory and assess is that where you want to be in life currently, are you content, or would you like to change some things around and live a fuller, more content exsiatance. It's a path to self-actualization, and motivates one to make the required changes to achieve such a goal. For me it has taken about 5 trips there to come to come to this conclusion of the hallowed, sacred, blessed souls, spirits, and vessels resting there......😇
Rushay Booysen | May 10, 2018
Son and dad resting right next to each other. It can be difficult to find their graves. The gravestones are beautiful and fitting for such legends. If you in Seattle make a effort to go to the site. I traveled all the way from South Africa to pay my respect.
Daniel H. | May 15, 2018
Great view point. It can be meaningful if you feel connected to Mr. Lee, yet for the most part not worth the stop. Parking isn't all that great and you can get a better experience of the neighborhood a few blocks away.
Leonard Edwards | May 19, 2018
I went to Master Lee's gravesite a little over a year ago, I found this place to be extremely peaceful and tranquil.... A great place to go and collect your thoughts. Any martial artist (I am) or fan owes it to themselves to visit Master Lee and pay their respects
Arun Sudhir | Jun 30, 2018
Strictly for Bruce Lee fans! And if you want to check this item off your Seattle bucket list. The cemetery itself is pretty nice but nothing special. The grave site isn't the biggest, and Google points to it pretty accurately. Some points to note: 1. There is no special parking here. However, if you are going to do a quick visit to the grave, you can drive right in ( the road is narrow) and park right by the grave site on the road for a couple of minutes. 2. This neighborhood isn't the part of town with a lot of good food, so don't plan to eat around here.
Сергей Опешко | Jun 26, 2018
were on a weekday, there was absolutely no queue, very crocheted cemetery, beautiful monuments and magnificent oastenia. at the entrance there is a beautiful panorama to the north-west side, you can see the mountains and the beautiful blue sky. Bruce's grave and Brandon Lee are well groomed, there is a shop near the tombstone, my friend and I have eaten the sandwiches brought with us on the bench. Also there are money of different denominations, what for them there put, to us and did not become clear, strange people, what for to put money ?! what do they want to show this? better buy flowers on them, will be more correct and beautiful. definitely recommend to visit, pay attention to the Opening Hours, you will not be able to meet the sunset there. Bruce Lee is a great actor who deserves a tribute of memory from all who are now alive, and how either he met his creativity and art and sport.
Nikhil Ranka | Jun 23, 2018
It's a nice touristattraction. It has a good view at the back. Also it has other parks and the water tower around. It's nothing crazy but however, if you have time one can visit for a pleasant evening in the around area. Bruce Lee's grave is the main tourist attraction to this place.
Paisha Shedd | Jun 25, 2018
I had no idea this was a tourist attraction or even in Seattle until I saw it on Google maps. Easy to find and well kept. Although it is roped off for busy times, you are still able to get close enough to the headstones. People pay respect by leaving money, flowers and other tokens.
Tom Han | Aug 17, 2018
I figured these pictures alone are worth a thousand words. I did say if I ever was going to Seattle, I wanted to visit Bruce Lee's grave site. Both Bruce and Brandon Lee are buried at the Lake View Cemetery. I'm just glad that I didn't visit this cemetery at night time. That would be pretty scary. LOL. But in all seriousness, just to see Bruce Lee's grave site is worth the trip alone. I'm very glad to see all of this with own eyes.
Earl Chiong | Jul 30, 2018
Bringing flowers to the man, the myth, the legend of my childhood was a solemn one. I grew up with Bruce Lee as I studied the arts. I was born much later to have seen his death but not to know the impact of his life. As far as celebrities go, this was an important one for me to visit and say thank you. Rest well
John Cogburn | Aug 17, 2018
This is a pretty cemetery in a pretty part of Seattle. Volunteer Park is a nice big park, and it's nice to see so many people out enjoying the park. Yes, on any given day, you will see groups of Asians (and others!) coming to this particular grave to pay respects, take photos, etc.The cemetery holds the long history of the area: you will see a lot of Scandinavians, there is a Chinese section, and there is also a Japanese section that includes impressive monuments to 2nd and 3rd generation Japanese immigrants who served and died to protect this nation in WW2, Korea, and Vietnam. You can also see the small marker for the founders of the Nordstrom's retail empire (from northern Sweden).
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