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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 #39 of 369 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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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 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
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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279 reviews 279 reviews
146 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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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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Zierikzee, The Netherlands
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

An oasis of peace in the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. A beautifully maintained cemetery. You can drive around in your car and stop at your convenience to stroll around the grounds. Contains very fascinating monuments to deceased stars, but also graves of ordinary citizens dating back to 1895. My personal favorite was Hal Brooks grave: "That's all folks".

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UAE
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Highlight: Stumbling upon the monument to 'Toto' (the dog in Wizard of Oz) and discovering the true reason for it's placement- my daughter was fascinated! Lowlight: Tour group

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London, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

It's a nice place to walk around with a very beautiful pond, was cool to see the tombs of some of Hollywood's Legends (Cecil B Demill, Tyrone Power amoung others). Not exactly a must-see but if you have the time its worth a quick visit

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