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Address: 3701 W. 119th St, Hawthorne, CA
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Monument on the former location of the Wilson home commemorating the Beach...

Monument on the former location of the Wilson home commemorating the Beach Boys

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Snug on the City street curve, Snug to freeway-105

Found on the outside curve of two small city streets, unimposing. Saw names i knew in the memory bricks that support the medellion/reliefs. Glad i stopped and remembered walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
Anaheim_Marilyn
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Anaheim CA
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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Beach Boys Monument was on my to-do list for this trip to the L.A. area. I'm surprised I haven't gotten to it sooner. Dedicated in 2005, the monument pays tribute to America's Band, and is erected on the site of the Wilson brothers' childhood home on the corner of 119th Street and Kornblum Avenue. When the Century freeway was... More 

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Anaheim CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Found on the outside curve of two small city streets, unimposing. Saw names i knew in the memory bricks that support the medellion/reliefs. Glad i stopped and remembered walking the area as a teen before the freeway changed the section. Was glad to go to the HAWTHORNE MUSEUM in the old Police Station by the City Library... now that was... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Stayed near by in a Hotel and had seen this Landmark when I had a walk. Was quite interesting to see where some of the boys

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Manhattan Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Now that you've seen the picture..... you've seen it. Being a big beach boy fan I traveled over there to see what it was. So unimpressed. Sorry I really wanted to say something better about it.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

A stop here will only take a few minutes, but it's meaningful to have the site of their childhood home marked, considering how easy it would be for it to go unnoticed. Anyone who considers themselves a serious Beach Boys fan will want to pay their respects at this spot.

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Standish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We visited this monument again this Summer at the beginning and end of our California vacation.We have invested in several bricks on the monument and now our grand daughters can read their own names on the Monument.It is lovely to think that they in turn will show their children the Monument in years to come.....assuming of course that it isn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The homesite of the Beach Boys parents is now literally buried by the footing of the Century Freeway, but there is a Memorial Monument on the quiet residential,street where it was located. Here is how to get there. Take the I-405 to,exit 44, El Segundo Blvd. take El Segundo Blvd east to Prairie Avenue. Turn left onto Prairie and travel... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Not a fan of the music but they have an incredible story. It was very kitchy and kind of surreal. It was close to our hotel and very touching that the neighborhood fought to have this built- even though the house is gone.

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Lawndale
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This stop is not for every visitor. There is no building, no graceful setting, just a monument made of brick and concrete marking the location of the Wilson brothers house from once this legendary surf band began. Most likely only the true Beach Boys fan will appreciate the visit. The houses surrounding the structure will provide some sense of what... More 

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Fresh Meadows, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

trip down memory lane to see the maeker of where beach boys grew up and began......many dedications on the wall and fond memories of beach boys and their songs....just takes a quick stop to see it

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