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“Peaceful, lovely setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills

Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA
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Ranked #67 of 330 Activities in Los Angeles
Type: Cemeteries, Parks, Sightseeing Tours
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Portland, Maine
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17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Peaceful, lovely setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This huge, beautifully kept area in Griffith Park is the final resting place for many important people, as well as ordinary folk who choose to be buried there.. There are several churches, including a replica of the Old North Church on site. We drove through the park, stopping to visit the memorials, but not the individual graves. The park is dedicated to the history of North America. Particularly impressive is the huge wall of mosaic scenes depicting the "Birth of Liberty" from the voyage of the Mayflower to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktowne. Also meaningful is the huge bronze September 11th memorial plaque, and the Plaza of Meso-American Heritage, dealing with the early civilizations of Mexico. The Hall of Liberty was closed to the public the day we visited, as a function was going on inside, but use of the restrooms was permitted.

A serene setting with beautiful views of the area, it is a welcome break from the hustle & bustle of the city.

Visited March 2013
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Stan Laurel's Grave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

It's worth a trip to Forest Lawn to see the grave of one of the world's greatest comedians. It is a humble setting, in keeping with the modesty of the man himself.

Visited February 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Quiet but nice place to talk a walk or drive and see graves for famous people”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

A big cemetery for soldiers, rich people, famous people. The cemetery is really huge and you will need a car for visiting this place. Interesting attraction but it is difficult to locate the grave for a particular person without a map as the cemetery is very large. We went there for a drive and used the car to see the different areas of the cemetery. Worth a visit if you need a break from the busy streets of LA.

Visited October 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Serene, green and wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Accompanied a friend to visit lost loved one entombed here. It was a lovely day. The area was quiet and very clean. We placed flowers and then took a strolle. There are churches and a museum on the property. Events are hold regularly. You can buy flowers next door to the information office.

Visited September 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A very nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This cemetery is beautiful. There are large mosaics of American history which are extremely amazing. The entire place is so relaxing and scenic. They even have an Aztec garden where someone has buried their family...the Gwen is very cool with a totem/tiki statue and a large Aztec calendar wheel.

Visited May 2012
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