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Paramount Studios

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Address: 5555 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 323-956-1777
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/day tour
Description: The only remaining "big name" studio located in Hollywood and the only...
The only remaining "big name" studio located in Hollywood and the only continually operating studio in Tinseltown. Offers behind-the-scenes tours to visitors.
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Great way to spend 2 1/2 hours some morning or afternoon in Hollywood

We had a very knowledgeable tour guide/tram driver. We stopped into a prop room and several sets including Dr. Phil and some homes/shops used in movie/TV shows. We had just 8... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Domino1969
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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Livonia, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We took the VIP tour and had an absolute blast in doing so. Neither my wife nor I are movie freaks (and it probably would be an even more enjoyable experience for you if you are) but we've still seen plenty of movies and TV through the years. Walking through the lot, so filled with places and sets that you've... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had a very knowledgeable tour guide/tram driver. We stopped into a prop room and several sets including Dr. Phil and some homes/shops used in movie/TV shows. We had just 8 people on the tour so there was time for personal questions. Headsets were included so you heard a running commentary from the tourguide even as she was driving. Weather... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I have done the Warner Bros tour in 2000 and 2012 and fancied doing another this time with family. Picked this as being something different in the same theme. The guide, Jake, was excellent, bubbling with enthusiasm and witty. Much like a great chef given less than thrilling ingredients, he did what he could. Too much of this 2 hr... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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142 reviews 142 reviews
44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We paid extra for the VIP tour and it was well worth it as we saw backlots, how movies and TV shows are shot and things we have never seen on other tours. We even saw Angie Harmon as she was moving from her set of Rissoli & Ilses and were served an outstanding lunch. Our guide took us to... More 

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Florida, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We took the VIP tour and it was well worth the expense. There were only 6 people on our tour. A small intimate group always works well. Our guide Adam was excellent. His knowlege of the studio and of the production process was superb. He was open to all questions and comments and seemed to enjoy guiding us through the... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Small groups, relaxed atmosphere and lots to see. A very good overview of the process. You walk through backlot areas and see sound stages.

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Lone Tree, CO
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143 reviews 143 reviews
30 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It's well known that everybody in Hollywood--waiters, parking valets, shop clerks--are all aspiring actors just waiting for their big break. Our tour guide on this visit, Caitlin, told us she wants to run NBC. She could probably do it, too, based on her enthusiasm for her job. We've been on four studio tours and this one was the most fun.... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The tour of Paramount Studios is the opposite of a visit to Universal. Where as Universal is more theme park than studio, Paramount is 100% studio. They conduct small intimate tours of about eight people at a time. Your guide takes you around the working studio and explains in some detail how shows and films are produced. There's also quite... More 

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London
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We decided to take a last minute tour of Paramount Studios while we were in LA and we were not disappointed. The staff were friendly with the booking process and accommodated our last minute request. We had a lovely tour guide called Simone whose effervescent and bubbly personality really made the tour very enjoyable. She was enthusiastic about her role... More 

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South Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had a very knowledgeable guide. We toured in an electric open cart. We took the normal tour not the VIP. You will not see any live shows. You do get to see where the history of Paramount exited and still resides. The buildings where the writers wrote, the directors directed and so forth. We also saw where and how... More 

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