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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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In Depth Tour of a Historic Working Studio

We chose Paramount because of the history and the VIP tour because it promised an in depth look at the workings of a studio. We were not disappointed on either count. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We chose Paramount because of the history and the VIP tour because it promised an in depth look at the workings of a studio. We were not disappointed on either count. Our guide, Megan, was very knowledgeable and attentive. Our group was small, five people, and we were able to handle props, walk through the back lot sets and see... More 

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Massachusetts
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102 reviews 102 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Our guide was Delanie (spelling?) and she made the 2-hour tour fun and interesting. She was glad to receive our questions, to take our photos, and to explain movie sets and some history. We had the opportunity to see a prop storage room, to walk up and down sets that looked like real streets, and to learn a little about... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you are into movies and especially the history you feel here, Paramount is a worthwhile visit. We took the basic couple of hour tour. Nice that they do small groups (there were 5 in ours) making for an attentive experience. Rated average because a there were times I felt we were just trying to kill some time (i.e., a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the visit. I was very much looking forward to it and what clinched it for me was the tradition associated with Paramount, the fact that it was not an amusement park (rides etc) and the cost. Saying that the cost was not unsubstantial. The visit was fine but the guide kept saying awesome and cool about every single... More 

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montreal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

They charge 50$/pers to visit nothing more that backstreet and a parking lot. The guide was confused, didn't know were to go, what really to show us. A couple of fun facts and props from movies that played 50 years ago. I am 47 and I don't really know who's Lucille Ball. Not worth it.

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Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Overall, we felt a little underwhelmed. Yes, seeing the "Forrest Gump bench" was cool, but then, it's just a bench. Other than that seeing the actual Oscars that were won by the studio was pretty interesting. Everything in between would fall into the 'meh' category. Thus, if you consider the $53 price tag per person, I cannot really recommend this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have been to Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros and I felt that Paramount is the only studio that really shows you how much work goes into the production of film. Our tour was an intimate group of 4 and our guide was India. Before our tour started India asked us if we wanted any hot drinks and got us... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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132 reviews 132 reviews
60 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Had a good guide with lots of information...studio mostly does tv now...back in the day movies were entirely shot there...you get a feel for how movies and tv are shot...and it is a working studio so lots of people working everywhere...most interesting thing to me is how they do water scenes either in sound stage or the blue parking lot...havent... More 

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Philadelphia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
82 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is the only studio tour I have been on and cannot compare it to anything else. That said, I enjoyed the tour. It was not absolutely fantastic, but it was pretty good. We used a golf-cart-type open trolley to get around (this worked out well for younger and older folks). Our tour guide was friendly and informative. The headsets... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We toured Paramount on a recent trip to California. Both my wife and I enjoyed our tour and guide. She was informative and had lots of info about the place and its history. The beginning of our tour got off to a bit of a rocky start as the report gate did not have any of our names on a... More 

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