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“An interesting place to visit.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Central L.A)
323-469-1181
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Ranked #47 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other luminaries.
New York
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“An interesting place to visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

A lot of Old Hollywood and Silent films stars are buried here along with memorials of other stars. Among those buried here are Rudolph Valentino, Fay Wray, Jayne Mansfield, Cecil B. Demille, Alfalfa (Little Rascals), and Estelle Getty. The mausoleum closes at 4pm. They also show movies at night here. This is a picturesque cemetery. A must do if you are in the Hollywood area.

Visited April 2013
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“Different but worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Although cemeteries are usually not your typical points of interest when visiting a new city, it does actually provide a nice stroll in the past, they are historically interesting and...quiet. This one I think is a must see in the city of L.A. You find yourself in a big and lovely park, beautifully landscaped. You can get a map at the gift shop and go visit the resting places of the legends of Hollywood. We missed the guided tour which I am sure would have provided us with so much more information but strolling around was worth it! It was so relaxing to leave the traffic of L.A. ,To find ourselves in this beautiful place, people come here to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Visited March 2013
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“Most beautiful graveyard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Surely I was there for Dee Dee and Johnny Ramone's graves. The place is just amazing, tranquil and nicely landscaped. I HATE that american's have be able to drive cars inside graveyard and the larger roads are really sized based on this fact. Instructions how to find these two graves. From the gate, walk left along the building and wall. When you see pond at your forward right, turn to road going aside of it. The Dee Dee's grave is immediately at cross road. Continue walk the road at other end of the pond, where you can see the statue of Johnny Ramone.

Visited March 2013
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“Just beautiful...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This cemetery is very beautiful. Looks like a park and you will find lots and lots of graves of famous people like Jayne Mansfield, Tyrone Power, Estelle Getty, Johnny Ramone and many more... Impressive is the silent film star Rudolph Valentino memorial on and artificial island in the center of the graveyard. Lots of different film productions use it as a location. I spent a relaxing afternoon at that cemetery walking silently through rows of grave imagine all the lifes and stories behind....

Visited May 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“If you can't see them alive, you can see them dead.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The Hollywood Walk of Fame just has terrazzo stars embedded in the side walks, here you get the head stone and corpse too. Seriously, this place is great for old Hollywood Movie fans and it is very much alive with special events. Definitely visit for the summer movie screenings. 1000s attend with wine and picnic dinners and movies are projected on the back of a crypt. Great vibe, Los Angeles rarely gets friendlier than this. Hollywood Forever is also famous for it Dia de Los Muertos (Halloween) festival.

Visited May 2012
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