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Bronson Caves

West side of Griffith Park, end of Canyon Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Central L.A)
Ranger Station: +1 213 913 4688
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Ranked #122 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Waterdown, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was one of the many Doors/Morrison pilgrimage stops we made during our vacation, and are we ever glad we found it! There is a small parking lot at the end of the street. From there, go back and take the trail to the left (it is not labelled as Bronson Caves). That trail will lead you there. It is... More

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Lawndale, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Perfect hike/walk if your going with small children. The kids loved going in & out of the cave and the trail wasn't crowded at all in the morning so they were able to run around with no problem. It's an easy up hill walk to the cave and you really do get the perfect view of the Hollywood sign when... More

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Portland, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

For us the main feature here was the lovely hike up broad gently climbing pathway that gave wonderful views over the city and hills landscape and also offered some very pleasant birding. We then got to go on the short path (it comes off the higher car park, with a bit of paved road for 40 yds with a red... More

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New Mexico, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is a nice, short hike up to the little caves that have been used as film locations for many movies and television shows, besides its claim to fame as the Bat Cave from the Batman movies and series. It was a warm day and the caves were delightfully cool. An added feature is out the far side of the... More

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Bristol, pennsylvania
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153 reviews 153 reviews
77 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

If you are in Hollywood this is worth checking out. Not only will you see some movie history but you'll get a nice hike out of it. From Franklin Ave go up Bronson (Gelson's market on corner). Bronson Ave leads to a park. Park in the first lot and take the trail to your right (hard right). If you miss... More

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Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

A great short hike to the original Bat Cave and a location were a lot of TV shows and movies have been filmed, walk thru the caves and take a look around and see if you can't figure out which of your favorite TV shows have filmed around or in the caves and sometimes you might be lucky and see... More

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Los Angeles, California
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58 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

short hike (more like walk) and short tunnel. it was about a ten minute walk and the caves were pretty cool. it was a very short tunnel... but i tend to enjoy everything i see because i like to make the best of everything. you can see the hollywood sign very well from here as well. this place closes at... More

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Boston, MA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Yes, any time a scene was filmed that needed a cave in TV or movies before the 1970s, you could be sure it was in the Bronson Caves. The Batman tv show used it for the Batman cave, and it was in countless other shows. Easy to get to - drive up Bronson Ave north and go left at the... More

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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went up there on good friday. There was a shoot going on, which absorbed most of the parking area, which was a bit of a pain. The hike up to the tunnel was nice and short. The tunnel was quite short and quite roughly hued. I'm not quite sure how they were using it, since it wasnt really a... More

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Southeast
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The Bronson Caves are a very popular filming location that has been used in coutless movies and television shows. Why? It is very close to the major studios in Hollywood and Culver City. It is a great backdrop for a mountainous scene and a perfect cave for filming. Actually it is a tunnel that has been left behind from the... More

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