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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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Address: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone Number: 323-469-1181
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other...
Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other luminaries.
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A must do walk through Hollywood's past!

If you love Hollywood and the stars that make it shine this is a must visit. From the cemetery you can look up and see the huge Hollywood sign in the hills, it is no wonder that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Pledger, Texas
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Pledger, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you love Hollywood and the stars that make it shine this is a must visit. From the cemetery you can look up and see the huge Hollywood sign in the hills, it is no wonder that stars want to be buried here! For $5.00 you can get a map of the grave sites from the little lady right next... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Large cemetery in Hollywood where some famous people are buried. We wandered the grounds respectfully. Saw Mel Blanc's grave (the voices of many characters in Looney Tunes cartoons) and Estelle Getty ("Golden Girls). You can see the Hollywood sign in the distance.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I had seen this advertised in quite a few guide books as well as featured in some TV programmes and films so we decided why not. My partner and I parked up on Hollywood Boulevard just behind the Dolby Theatre and browsed round their sometime before making our way down. From here its just under 2 miles walk and takes... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

As the first cemetery in Hollywood, Hollywood Forever is both a historic landmark with many of Hollywood’s famous former stars and industry leaders, a tourist destination with roaming peacocks and ducks, beautifully maintained, and a location for outdoor films and musical entertainment in the evenings. It’s located on Santa Monica Boulevard and has free parking. The experience is both interesting... More 

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iowa city, ia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I visited the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on the afternoon of Easter Sunday 2015. I was doing a driving tour of the area during my last day in the Los Angeles area. I was mostly interested in seeing the Toto memorial. I drove in the entrance and parked on the side of the road shortly after I entered. I did not... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Drove thru and loved the beautiful scenery and foliage. Peacocks roamed around and didn't seem scared of people at all. We didn't pay for a map because you can look up the information online.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit for a respectful walk and escape from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. Obviously it is a cemetery, not a tourist attraction, and you cannot expect it to be full of celebrity graves as the vast amount are not, but I was still able to spot a few even with no map. Stop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited from Missouri. I love cemeteries, as I used to work at one, so I thought we would stop by. This is a beautiful cemetery with lots of West coast foliage. Photos only allowed of celebs' graves. You need a map to find the deceased celebrities which you can buy for a whopping $5 in the... More 

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Considering where it is and the Hollywood mystique, I liked it! I didn't know about the Toto memorial. Mikey Rooney tomb was moving. Lots of Jewish plots and HUGE memorials! !!!!!! Peacocks all around. Free entrance.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This place was suggested after the Paramount Studios Tour. It’s situated just behind Paramount. It’s not too big, but big enough, with peacocks roaming the grounds ! There is a memorial to Hattie McDaniel and one for Toto ! Celeb graves include Art Pepper, Jayne Mansfield, Mel Blanc, Mickey Rooney & Cecile B De Mille. They have maps available to... More 

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