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Forest Lawn Memorial Park

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Address: 1712 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205-3320
Phone Number: 800-204-3131
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This famous cemetery has dozens of fancy Hollywood tributes and exhibits,...

This famous cemetery has dozens of fancy Hollywood tributes and exhibits, and it attracts over one million annual visitors.

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Lovely staff and location -- wonderful views of Glendale and beyond.

We attended a service at the Church of the Recessional and were greatly impressed by the staff and facilities. The museum was lovely as well as the Esplanade - - offering... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
HOBY_1986
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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a service at the Church of the Recessional and were greatly impressed by the staff and facilities. The museum was lovely as well as the Esplanade - - offering wonderful views and environment for an outdoor reception. There are celebrity grave sites throughout which may be of interest. Allow time for the museum, visiting the various church sites... More 

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Shanghai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the original version of what became a larger Forest Lawn chain. Founded in 1906, Forest Lawn pioneered a novel approach to the time immemorial practice of burying the dead. The new approach would not be mournful, funereal, spooky and sad but beautiful, inspiring and hopefully even uplifting. The idea was that people like yourself reader would come here... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply beautiful and serene. A very popular place for the stars to be buried. A beautiful and tranquil resting spot. Very well maintained and kept up.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautifully laid out cemetery with several mausoleums. One that can be visited has a copy in stained glass of The Last Supper. Ask the lady at the front office to play the tape that explains how the window came about. The window is stunning. There are some beautiful statues in this mausoleum, too. This is the last resting place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting a cemetery is probably not something you do often, especially if you are doing it for entertainment... but Forest Lawn and its free museum is something you should plan to do. We visited the Eyvind Earle art exhibit that is currently (2016) being held at the museum and it was fantastic. Whenever you are in the area you should... More 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay, remember you're in Hollywood so expect some over the top and totally tasteless displays. That said, I enjoyed it very much. It is a lovely park and well maintained. Besides paying respect to my great aunt, we had great fun star hunting. It is quite clear that showmanship did not stop for these Hollywood greats when the curtain came... More 

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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Visiting family relatives on my fathers side. Family plot established early 1900 in early Forest Lawn from father to great grandparents Lovely site and well maintained by staff. Peaceful with interesting views. Will be back, many other things to see and do here. Great place to see

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Like others it seems odd to rate a resting place for those who have departed the Earth ... Look instead as a celebration of life. Our kids were so amazed and interested in the architecture, number of graves, and the stars that are resting behind the massive iron gates. Utilize online sources to follow the way to many sites and... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

My wife and I attended a funeral for a family member recently. The place was very close to the 134 highway but it was very quiet and peaceful. It looks more like a family park than a cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My mother in law is buried there and every time I go and pay a visit to her grave, i cant help it but since this is such a quite and beautiful place, i star reading a book or if I have a business decision to make and need to mediate a little bit more, then this is the perfect... More 

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