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Beach Boys Monument

Address: 3701 W. 119th St, Hawthorne, CA
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Hawthorne
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: Monument on the former location of the Wilson home commemorating the Beach Boys

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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
31 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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
110 helpful votes 110 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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New Kensington, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Hey, we're talking the Beach Boys here. Worth a side trip to see a bit of history. Easy to find and not a crowd in sight.

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Los Angeles
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

It looks like an overgrown brick bbq from the 50's with a plaque commemorating where a house associated with the beachboys once stood. I think it was torn down for the freeway. You can find something better to do with your time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

As a life long Beach Boys fan and visitor from England i was determined to visit this landmark. It was not the easiest place to find and i had to ask a number of times for directions. The images of the group members are not as realistic as i had hoped for but i was impressed by the brick work... More

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Hawthorne, California
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

This unassuming blue-collar town is where the Beach Boys grew up, picked up their guitars and changed the world. Their family home is gone but a small memorial has been built to honor the contribution the boys made to music and California's image. A few minutes from LAX, its a great place to spend some extra time.

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