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Please use our cemetery search to look up burials at the City of Des Moines Municipal Cemeteries. Maps are available on this page.

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Use our Cemetery Search to search for interments within the City of Des Moines' cemeteries.
We established the first municipal cemetery in 1884 and now manage seven cemeteries that include: Elm Grove, Glendale, Laurel Hill, Oak Grove, St. Ambrose, Sims, and Woodland.  

You can find location information for each cemetery in our Parks Directory.

The cemeteries are constantly maintained.  They are tranquil, peaceful, and beautiful.  Throughout the cemeteries there are more than 170,000 burials. 

We provide services for traditional burials and unique options for cremated remains. If you need a monument, we partner with local monument companies.  If you are planning for future burial needs or tasked with the challenge of arranging a loved one’s burial, we are here to guide you through the process. 

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