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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 #54 of 391 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Houston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is huge!! We had about 45 minutes to spare so we stopped by. I wish I had spent time searching some maps of the place on line because I felt a little overwhelmed. I really wanted to find Toto but never did. We meandered around for a while but could have spent a few hours here. The peacocks... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Easy to get lost in. Cemetery map was expensive and hard to follow. There are some extravagant markers in that cemetery.

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Santa Monica, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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