Sightseeing: Set high above the city, Lakeview Cemetery affords incomparable views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Range. It's also where some of Seattle's most famous citizens have been laid to rest. Among the well-known are Bruce and Brandon Lee, father and son martial arts experts and film stars. Their gravesites, and others in the cemetery, attract thousands of tourists annually. Other notable grave sites include Princess Angeline, the founder of Nordstrom, John W. Nordstrom, members of the Denny Party like Carson Boren, Arthur A. Denny, David Swinson "Doc" Maynard and Thomas Mercer. The cemetery is adjacent to the north side of Volunteer Park, another popular area to wander in Capitol Hill.
Local Expert Corinne Whiting Says:
Sightseeing: "Look for an array of unique sections, like a Buddhist area and a segment devoted to former prisoners of internment camps."
Best for Sightseeing Because: Lakeview Cemetery is the resting place of famous Seattle citizens like Bruce and Brandon Lee. The space offers amazing views of Puget Sound.