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Fan of "The Beach Boys" or just love the music? Worth a quick stop!

The Beach Boys Monument in Hawthorne, California, commemorates the site of the childhood home of... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2018
Akisato S
Clearfield, Utah
Interesting Plaque

I visited the Beach Boys plaque located where their house once stood in Hawthorne, CA. It is along... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2017
Torrance, California
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Monument on the former location of the Wilson home commemorating the Beach Boys
3701 W 119th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250-3217
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Every Summer we visit California from England and one of the highlights of our holiday is to visit this monument. My granddaughters love coming here to see their names inscribed on the bricks.I have loved the Beach Boys and their wonderful music since 1962 and...More

2  Thank Steve M
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Great little side trip to see the homre where Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardin started The Beach Boys

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed June 20, 2018

If you're a fan of them, this is a must stop. I found it out of curiosity driving from LAX to my hotel nearby in July 2017. it is located in a residential neighborhood with bars on the nearby homes so I didn't stay long...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

The Beach Boys Monument in Hawthorne, California, commemorates the site of the childhood home of brothers Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, who formed the band "The Beach Boys" with their cousin Mike Love and their friend Al Jardine. The monument marks the former location of...More

2  Thank Akisato S
Reviewed October 26, 2017

I visited the Beach Boys plaque located where their house once stood in Hawthorne, CA. It is along side a freeway wall. The plaque is interesting, but parts of it are starting to detoriate due to age and neglect. The location is very difficult to...More

1  Thank Metrotorrance
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

If you love Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, search this out and stand where music was made that changed the world! Urban renewal and a freeway took down the Wilson home but nothing can destroy the music history that began here!

1  Thank El_Gringo_Hombre
Reviewed September 6, 2017

A must for a die hard beach boys fan! So cool! You can easily spend as much time there as you want. It's just a cool roadside monument!

Thank Chris D
Reviewed July 16, 2017

I think the monument is long overdue, a nice stop along your trip. It is located near where they lived growing up, by the Hawthorne Airport. Your visit wouldn't take more then a few minutes, as it is a small brick wall with a carving...More

Thank Suezleque7
Reviewed April 7, 2017

We drove over to Hawthorne to visit the Beach Boys Monument before boarding a cruise ship. It's located close to where the house where they grew up. The house was demolished to make room for the freeway. It has a relief of the "famous" picture...More

Thank VailAZTraveler
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt the Beach Boys are loved by millions! I live in the area and see many a fan visiting the memorial!! Now, I know we are in a drought... however, in my opinion the City of Hawthorne could give the Beach Boys more...More

1  Thank BillyWilly2014
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July 5, 2018|
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Response from mfreeze1958 | Reviewed this property |
Anywhere legal. The monument is in a residential neighborhood.
April 5, 2016|
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Response from Steve M | Reviewed this property |
Yes perfectly safe.Enoy!