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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 #40 of 370 attractions in Los Angeles
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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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Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

In addition to being the final resting place for many celebrities, summer brings a whole other reason to visit Hollywood Forever. Movies are screened here outdoors & you're allowed to bring your own food (no BBQing allowed) and your own drinks, including beer or wine. As you'll be viewing the movie from the grass area, bring a blanket to sit... More

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's fun to find the graves of classic Hollywood celebs and pay tribute here. Cinespia is also fun to check out, but has become incredibly crowded.

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Rural NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The rich, famous and infamous are buried or entombed in this restful garden like cemetery. From Estelle Getty to Bugsy Seigle to a special marker for Hattie McDaniels (who was not allowed to be buried there because of her race) this is a little bit of history. Although not available on our visit - often films are shown here -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We lived near by, so we decided to visit there for a bit before we head back to Dallas. The cemetery is very well kept and clean. But it is very interesting to see in death that people are still separated by religion.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Doesn't take more than 15-20 minutes, drive slowly around and the main graves/stones you want to see are probably close to the road. Including Mel Blanc, Toto from Wizard of Oz, Joey Ramone, and Hattie McDaniel who played Mammy in Gone With the Wind. Nice leisurely visit with no charge.

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Los Angeles, California
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282 reviews 282 reviews
148 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Lots to take in here. The grounds are well kept and you can feel the age of the place as you walk through as you pass massive headstones. There is a big lake that sort of is central to everything. Lots of famous people here, try looking them up before you go.

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Venice, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

OK, my grandparents are buried here (in the Jewish section, Beth Olam), but Hollywood Forever is for everyone, resident and visitor alike. Just down the road from Paramount Studios and Astro Burger, it's a great spot for a walk and discovery of all the famous people buried here. In the summer, there's an outdoor movie series, another great event. Really... More

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