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Forest Lawn Memorial Park

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Address: 1712 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205
Phone Number: 800-204-3131
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This famous cemetery has dozens of fancy Hollywood tributes and exhibits,...

This famous cemetery has dozens of fancy Hollywood tributes and exhibits, and it attracts over one million annual visitors.

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It's not just a cemetery, there's lots of art to see

I went for the presentation of the largest painting I've ever seen. It was so interesting to see the art work. Who knew all of this existed in a memorial park. Glad I discovered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
laura m
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for the presentation of the largest painting I've ever seen. It was so interesting to see the art work. Who knew all of this existed in a memorial park. Glad I discovered it. Beautiful, peaceful, free and nice views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park is a beautiful setting. If you are looking for a favorite movie star or famous person, good luck, they will not tell you where they are as the families have restricted access in that way so you would just have to look and hope you find them, when you see how large this place is you will see... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately you can't visit the stars because family members have restricted sharing their burial site. Some have memorials but most will be "by chance" finds, which if you are visiting the city is a waste of valuable time. The one I totally disagree with is the burial site of our beloved King of Pop, Michael Jackson. I mean seriously they... More 

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1 Thank Simon G
Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Rolling peaceful hills have a very peaceful feel to my life. The artistic thoughts that come out to rest me and takes the frustrations from my mind and allows me allow there is more to life. Visiting the Cathedral's, churches, museums and graves of people we've observed through our lives and then sit and talk with them about their influences... More 

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Burbank
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Always solemn, peaceful and feel secured. My parents also were buried at forest lawn and always have a nice visits revert week despite of some deer around the ground especially at dawn.

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encinitas, CA
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265 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We unfortunately we're here to bury our friend. Huge grounds and difficult to find our chapel. Be sure to allow enough time for a long drive around the Park.

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Rosemead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Thanks to the staff that made our difficult time less stressful. The crematory is also where I last saw my sister. The place also reminds me of other memorial services held at other times at this park. The park is conveniently located close to downtown Los Angeles. The park is also safe and quite during other times I visit this... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Since 1906 this first of several Forest Lawn Memorial Parks in the L.A. area. The presentation of the crucifixion painting is worth staying to see - it is enormous and has a fascinating history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

As a theatre/film enthusiast this has been on my wish list for years. Researched my trip lots using seeing-stars.com I was very cautious re the notoriously guarded staff. I made no mention of celebrity and ensured I had no reference material with me. (All my downloaded homework remained in the car!) Although reserved/avoiding eye contact initially the lady at the... More 

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Glendale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My husband is a fan of Gene Autry, we always pay our respects. There is a replica of the Olde North Church there as well. Many celebrities laid to rest here

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