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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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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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 Unique Spot for a Cinematic Experience

My first time here was for a screening of Blade Runner at night. It was an amazing experience walking through this historic spot to view one of my favorite pieces of cinema... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Scottsdale, Arizona

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My first time here was for a screening of Blade Runner at night. It was an amazing experience walking through this historic spot to view one of my favorite pieces of cinema. Seeing these magnificent tombs and tombstone, the lush landscape and beauty of the grounds is quite breathtaking. Considering this is a resting place for the dead, I wouldn't... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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268 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 646 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many famous stars and other film dignitaries are interred here and we were intrigued by some of the unique headstones and epitaphs. But the grounds were unkept and in need of a maintenance overhaul. Still worth a look but don't expect Forest Lawn.

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Anaheim, California
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you wear some good walking shoes and be prepared to be amazed! To walk in the place where famous people have been laid to rest is quite the experience, and to be able to see all the unique headstones of "not so famous" people is just as exciting! Walking through the cemetery and seeing the of the headstones... More 

1 Thank Charlotte S L
London, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have always wanted to visit the celebrity cemeteries of LA. Prior to our weeks trip to the city I did all the research, downloaded the guides from the seeing-stars website (invaluable) We were however somewhat shocked and disappointed by the neglected grounds. Most of the graves are semi covered with grass. -Forest lawn with it's acres of grounds ensure that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last movie I saw at the cemetery was Willy Wonka back in July but every time I've been here it's been a great experience. Giving it 4 stars instead of 5 just because parking is always a little tricky if you’re going to a Cinespia screening even though it’s probably not an issue if you go during the day when... More 

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Pasadena, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lady in the flower shop was very informative and helpful. The grounds needed some TLC. Didn't feel very safe. Not a very safe area of town.

Thank Carolyn P
Depew NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A cemetery isn't really a place you would think of as an "attraction", but Forever Hollywood Cemetery is not only beautiful, peaceful, but you can visit the graves of your favorite Hollywood stars. You can spend hours walking around and seeing all the beautiful tributes to the stars. A highlight for me, being a Wizard of Oz fan, was the... More 

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Surf City USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Very interesting cemetery, with a lot of celebrities buried here. It is just adjacent (along its rear boundary) to the old Paramount Pictures studio lot. An interesting grave to visit is that of Nelson Riddle, the musical legend who wrote (among other tunes) the old "Route 66" theme. The theme plays continuously at the grave. Ironically, Santa Monica Blvd (the... More 

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Indio, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is not something that sounds fun but my friend and I had a good time, looking for the legends and finding them. The grave site for the Fairbanks was huge. Loved the Mickey Rooney plaque. The peacocks are gorgeous. There are also several cats roaming around. Had fun talking to other people about the stars. It is a very... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We walked from Hollywood and it was an easy half and hour. On entering the peace and serenity was wonderful. We spent time wandering around the different areas of the cemetery. It is a clean and well cared for resting place. Very impressive.

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