Art & Architecture
Bellefontaine Cemetery Grounds
Set on 314 acres with 14 miles of winding roads, thousands of plant species – including a Missouri State Champion Tree – and hundreds of works of art, Bellefontaine Cemetery grounds offer scenic vistas in all seasons of the year.
The architecture of the buildings, mausoleums, and larger monuments at Bellefontaine display influences from Classical, Romanesque, Gothic, Egyptian, and even some forms of modern architecture, making it a wonderful site to study Western architecture.
Until the mid-twentieth century, BC was home to a greater variety of plants and trees than the Missouri Botanical Garden. Today, our 4,181 plants and 4,173 trees represent 155 species.