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Address: 3701 W 119th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250-3217
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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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I have loved the Beach Boys for their entire history so I have always wanted to visit this monument. It's small little plaque at the site where the Wilson family once stood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
nwb
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have loved the Beach Boys for their entire history so I have always wanted to visit this monument. It's small little plaque at the site where the Wilson family once stood before being torn down for a freeway. You have to use your imagination to picture the boys practicing at their home. It is in a neighborhood and the... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to explain the past with your children. Most people don't know the Beach Boys childhood home doesn't exist anymore. Most people will be surprised what the county did with the land instead of making their house a landmark.

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Hawthorne, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house is gone and the remaining monument to the Beach Boys does recall so many songs and memories from Hawthorne High to the now run down Frosty Freeze that patterns their memory.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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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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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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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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