The Story Behind This Seemingly Normal Place In Illinois Will Give You Nightmares
Cemeteries quite often get a bad rep for being overall creepy. However, surprisingly, a good many people find cemeteries calming and peaceful. There can be a great deal of beauty in the many headstones and statues that are lovingly placed by family members to honor the departed. And so is the case with a rather large cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois known as Woodlawn Cemetery.
Showman’s Rest at Woodlawn is still an active burial ground for circus performers. You can find this graveyard at 7750 W Cermak Rd, Forest Park, IL 60130. It’s open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Robin Jarvis began writing for OnlyInYourState.com in 2015 and quickly advanced to a Senior Editor role. She's currently the Brand Manager and has a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Journalism with a minor in Marketing. Her career history includes long running appearances on radio and television. She also has served as publisher of Shades of Green Magazine and Design Lead on several print publications. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for more than three decades and currently resides in Charleston, SC. When she's not working, she loves playing guitar, painting, traveling, and spending time with family.