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Forest Lawn Memorial Park

1712 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Glendale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Description: This famous cemetery has dozens of fancy Hollywood tributes and exhibits, and it attracts over one million annual visitors.
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736 reviews 736 reviews
534 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I've only been here to attend actual graveside services, but do not think there is anything dark or macabre about visiting. It's peaceful and quiet, beautifully maintained, and has beautiful things to see.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Arrived later in the day and did not get to see what we wanted to see. We wanted to see the paintings, but the last show was at 4:00 and we walked up the steps at 4:01 to watch them shut the door and not let us in. The attendant at the gate gave us directions to the paintings, the... More

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Wylie, Texas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It's weird to visit a cemetery, it's a cemetery. Yes, there are some interesting things to see, but if you're iffy about cemeteries, you might not like going to Forest Lawn. There is so much to see actually. Just ask for a map and explore. The stillness of the vast cemetery can be so incredibly calming.

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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a huge property. It combines the feel of a grand cathedral, majestic castle, and mountainside park (also add an art museum) rolled into one. I understand there are over 250,000 interments here including celebrities, dignitaries and the religious. This place is nothing I have ever visited or seen before. You can easily spend a whole afternoon exploring all... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Mediocre rating due to the misinformation provided by the uninformed or uncaring staff. Be sure you have arrived at the correct Forest Lawn since there are many in Southern California. AND arrive early to see the interior exhibits because the buildings CLOSE AT 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, although the Park is open until 6:00 p.m. The information given by the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I think this is the only place where one can see the largest paintings of Jesus' crucifixion and the last supper in a well guided presentation. In addition, an exhibition of classic motor bikes and serene gardens. Highly recommended.

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Proctorville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We drove up on the Hill to look out over the mountains and the city, beautiful view. The stain glass window of The Last Supper is very nice to see at Forest Lawn and the Museum is nice. They also have a small gift shop. I enjoyed seeing the Song of the Angels painting and the many statues. This is... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Museum and the Last Supper exhibit are sites that are very unique to any cemetery. The views of the valley between Glendale and Los Angeles are worth the visit in and of themselves.

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North Hills
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37 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We departed from Alameda Naval Supply Depot in 1964 aboard the USS Zelima AF-49. I came back in 1966, he didn't. I often wondered to Jack. I recently discovered that he was killed in Vietnam in 1966. His parents buried him here, at Forest Lawn, Glendale. His grave is just down the slope from the statue of David. Having never... More

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La Canada Flintridge, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

visited our son for his birthday and added purple and gold flowers to his vase. We will never forget. Visitors can see the many sites that display historical places in US history. Nice and peaceful day.

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