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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #50 of 308 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other luminaries.

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Dublin, Ireland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a brief visit here on our trip to Los Angeles. The office was very helpful when I enquired about how to find a grave - was it a relative or a famous person? I was given a map and found my relatives with no problem. Beautifully kept grounds with tall palm trees. We were able to drive right... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We loved visiting here so much we could plan another trip. I was so touched to see the Hattie McDaniel and Toto memorials, just steps away from the Johnny Ramone memorial. It's a great location, just a few blocks from Paramount Studios.

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95 reviews 95 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a fascinating cemetery. There are plenty of famous people there, but equalling interesting are the headstones of the non-famous people, or the people who clearly wanted to be famous. This place is a reminder of when cemeteries were beautiful parks, not just a place for the dead. It is good for at least an hour's visit.

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new jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

If you are interested in the history or familiar with the golden glamour days of Hollywood and some of the great actors, directors, etc., this place is worth a visit for a few hours. Two fascinating and scandalous women - Hearst's mistress - actress Marian Davis and Lady Sylvia Ashley; Virginia Rappe (Fatty Arbuckle scandal); Douglas Fairbanks (Sr. & Jr.),... More

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Deerfield Beach, FL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I was so excited to visit this place having gone to many cemeteries in the past including Pere' LaChaise in Paris. Although I did my research online for sections, plots and grave numbers, I went to the flower shop and invested $5 for their map. Well, we looked everywhere and only stumbled upon a couple of graves listed on the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have been to LA several times and done some of the typical Hollywood stuff, but nothing like this. My friend & I attended a party/concert/movie at Hollywood Forever and while I was originally pretty skeptical - it turned out to be one of the coolest things I've done when visiting. The cemetery itself was pretty 'eh' to me -... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Nice grounds, well kept. Absolutely nothing of interest to see though. Don't bother visiting - if you think of how you'd react if someone told you they were going to walk around a cemetery without visiting a grave of someone you knew, well, that's exactly like it is. Do not waste your time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The staff was friendly, helpful and kind. If you are interested in Hollywood history this is a fascinating place to explore. The only drawback is the map for sale: the print is awfully tiny. Look up your favorite star and leave some flowers from the florist on site.

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Simi Valley, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

The cemetery holds a great view of the hollywood sign while exiting. It is nice to walk around especially in the northeast corner. There are many famous musicians and actors like Johnny Ramone and Rudolfo Valentino buried as well as Bugsy Siegel, very rich with history. However I walked into a mausoleum on the west side I believe and I... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited the Hollywood Forever cemetary as it was near the vacation home we were renting. What a great experience! it is like a whole other world once you enter the gates from the somewhat sketchy/commercial surroundlings of the neighborhood. Beautiful grounds, peacocks, swans and incredibly grandious grave markers and monuments will capture your attemtion. We found that one end... More

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