Metarie Cemetery in New Orleans is an amazing place to visit. Like most cemeteries in the Crescent City where the high water table requires graves be above ground, it has a unique character unlike most other cemeteries. In the case of Metarie Cemetery, there are a number of aspects which make it so fascinating: there are graves spanning over 150 years of New Orleans history, there is a wide variety of styles represented in the monuments and mausoleums, some humble, others incredibly elaborate. A number of famous/historical individuals are buried there, including Louis Prima, Charles E. Dunbar, and the Confederate Generals, John Bell Hood and P. G. T. Beauregard.