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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, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Monument on the former location of the Wilson home commemorating the Beach Boys
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Monument on the former location of the Wilson home commemorating the Beach Boys

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Tucson, Arizona
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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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13 attraction reviews
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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31 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
116 helpful votes 116 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
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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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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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