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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Central L.A.)
323-469-1181
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Ranked #47 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Cemeteries
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other luminaries.
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Santa Monica, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Hollywood Forever is a great place to get away from all people and cars and hassles of L.A. for a little while. Lots of celebrity final resting places to seek out. It makes for a good walking tour of the grounds. You might get lucky and get to buy a bacon wrapped hot dog aka the L.A. dog from a... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

After a few days visiting the LA area, the Cinespia movie screening at the Hollywood forever cemetery was like a breath of fresh air. Great atmosphere outside in the cemetery at night and fabulous vibes from the crowd seeing the movie. The audience engaged with the movie without being distracting and the eating and drinking was a definite plus without... More

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Monee, Illinois
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235 reviews 235 reviews
78 attraction reviews
349 helpful votes 349 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lots of celebrities and musicians are buried here in Forever Cemetery.Everyone from Mel Blanc to Don Adams to Carl Switzer, aka Alfalfa from the Little Rascals. Easy to get to and there's a great view of the Hollywood sign as you exit the cemetery. The cemetery is huge but you can go to the small gift shop like we did... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

You must be asking, great movie experience? On Saturday evenings during the summer months they show a movie agains one of the mausoleum and it's a great experience. You can bring your own food and drinks and that includes alcohol. The movies that are shown are older movies...the night we went they showed Jaws. Haven't seen that movie in years... More

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San Jose, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is an oasis of calm and tranquility in noisy, miserable, overcrowded, pretentious Hollywood, Southern California. Not only that, but you'll get some walking exercise and a be on a treasure hunt of graves, markers, and statuary. But first you'll need to engage with the "Flower Shop Lady" to buy the treasure map, because without it you'll spend hours wandering... More

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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You won't be creeped out! Honest. You won't. If you are a fan of movies, particular older one's this is the place to "see" some of your favorite stars. Well, at least where they rest. A map is available but my wife and I explored on our own. We were somewhat on a minro time limit but we did spend... More

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texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I visited Hollywood Forever Cemetery on May 14 while we were in Los Angeles. There are guided group tours available but none were scheduled the day I was there. Upon entering the grounds, there is a flower/gift shop on the right where you can get a map showing the resting places of many famous movie/television personalities---Estelle Getty (The Golden Girls),... More

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Toronto
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This beautiful cemetery, although not as large or grand as the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, has a similar charm. My wife and I did a quick drive into the cemetery and enjoyed the well kept grounds and landscaping. The highlights of the cemetery include Johnny Ramones headstone, Mel Blanc's "That's All Folks", gothic crypts, and the peacocks roaming the... More

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Sioux City, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We didn't get a map but walked around on our own. Found a few famous folks. We think this place has seen better days.

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Brooklyn, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Take a break from the madness of Hollywood to stroll through quiet grounds, well landscaped, and an escape while also having some nice flavor that you won't find elsewhere.

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