Once a year on Memorial Day, the most beautiful and historic cemetery in Minnesota flings open its iron gates and hosts an open house. There are Veteran's Day ceremonies, tours of historic gravesites, and horse and buggy rides. The glorious Byzantine-styled Lakewood Chapel and the stately new Mausoleum are open for tours. Technically, you can visit this gorgeous place any time through the front gate, but only on Memorial Day weekend is the back gate opened up and bikers allowed to ride the pathways. I go pretty much every year, kind of a rite of spring for me.