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“Impressive and iconic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Sign
3204 Canyon Lake Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #50 of 382 attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Owner description: Perched atop Mount Lee, this global symbol of Hollywood glamour measures 450 feet in length with mammoth white letters, each standing 45 feet high, spelling out the name of the city.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Impressive and iconic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Iconic and amazing. Must be seen whilst in LA. Best viewed from the balcony in the centre of the Chinese theatres.

Visited July 2012
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“Long way to reach for a must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

If you are a first timer, it is better to use navigator.
Exact address for view point is: 3121 Canyon Lake Drive, Los Angeles, United States
On the way, you see many narrow and returning roads with good houses around.
Parking your car on a ramp, you will come up with many people came for the same reason.
10 minutes is more than enough if it is not very crowded and you can take pictures only you and Hollywood sign without anybody around.

Visited December 2012
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Mortlake, Victoria, Australia
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“Tick this one off the list!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

This is a great way to see the sign.
Go to the end of Mullholland Drive. Park the car and walk the short trail in the Hollywood Hills.
You don't get real close but you get some great photos. No need to pay one of the tour operators.
Also you'll get a brilliant view over the city and its free!

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Northampton, England
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“Go to LA. See the Hollywood sign. Tick the box”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Despite what you might have seen in the movies, you can't get up close and personal with it, nor is it illuminated at night, so don't expect too much.

That said, it's hard not to see the sign when you're in LA, and not too difficult to get reasonably close for that all-important photo. Definitely one of the must-do items on a trip to LA.

Visited December 2012
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Milwaukee
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“Bring your hiking boots”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Unless this is something that your really need to see, I would say skip this and pick something else. The views of the city are really nice, but its hard to get very close to the sign. Plus the hike is very step, no railings on some pretty good size drop offs and its slippery. I think the drive through the neighborhoods were more exciting then the hike.

Visited January 2013
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