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Address: 3701 W. 119th St, Hawthorne, CA
Description: Monument on the former location of the Wilson home commemorating the Beach...
Monument on the former location of the Wilson home commemorating the Beach Boys
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Not Exactly Graceland

This stop is not for every visitor. There is no building, no graceful setting, just a monument made of brick and concrete marking the location of the Wilson brothers house from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Lawndale
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This stop is not for every visitor. There is no building, no graceful setting, just a monument made of brick and concrete marking the location of the Wilson brothers house from once this legendary surf band began. Most likely only the true Beach Boys fan will appreciate the visit. The houses surrounding the structure will provide some sense of what... More 

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Queens Ny
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

trip down memory lane to see the maeker of where beach boys grew up and began......many dedications on the wall and fond memories of beach boys and their songs....just takes a quick stop to see it

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Tucson, Arizona
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152 reviews 152 reviews
63 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a quick visit that will mainly appeal to fans - just 15-30 minutes to see/read/photograph the monument. It's located on the site where The Beach Boys grew up, formed their band and got their start in the music business. It's a residential area, and the monument is right next to the 105 freeway because the house was torn... More 

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California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Skip it. When they tear down the freeway (or the expressway behind it) and build a monument worthy of the Beach Boys... then go so it. Until then, the pictures posted are much better than visiting.

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Hawthorne
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This monument is anything but. It is a waste of resident's tax money and is not on the site of anything to do with the beach boys...no house remaining, etc. It is on the end of a street, a stand alone little thing with a bunch of tiles and plaques patting all the local politicians on the back. Avoid.

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Los Angeles, California
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26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Somewhere I heard someone say that one of the most important things that one can do with his life is to create something that will outlast it. That is what the Beach Boys did with their ever popular music which they shared with the world. A fitting monument has been erected to their genius in front of where their boyhood... More 

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KIng's Lynn
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Since my last visit to see the Monument where their childhood house stood, new houses have replace the ones similar to what they would have lived in. However, just to be where they made that first tape, Surfin, is a special thing for any Beach Boys fan. Its worth reading the bricks and seeing who contributed is well worth time... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was very nice to see the monument and free. We spent about 20 minutes reading and taking pictures.

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Standish
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137 reviews 137 reviews
41 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Whenever we visit California we always visit this monument to celebrate the Home of the Wonderful Wilsons.Their boyhood home was knocked down to make way for a freeway.....Americans always value tradition!!!!! Anyway there is now a monument in its place.For a fee,fans of the Beach Boys can purchase an engraved brick for posterity. In the area you can also see... More 

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Culver City, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Do you remember when songs were nice and happy, without violence, drug references and profanity? If not, listen to the harmonious tunes of the Beach Boys. I would rather hear an upbeat song, than a song about being beat up. As a California girl, I grew up listening to the Beach Boys, in my room and everywhere else. My friends... More 

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Address: Address: 3701 W. 119th St, Hawthorne, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hawthorne

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