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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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Address: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038-1864
Phone Number: 323-469-1181
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other...

Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other luminaries.

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Most Fascinating Cemetary

A friend took us there , an unexpected stop. Its a free entry and you just park your car and walk around. With the amount of celebrity's buried there you could take hours and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
gol1ca
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend took us there , an unexpected stop. Its a free entry and you just park your car and walk around. With the amount of celebrity's buried there you could take hours and hours to walk around. However I used my phone to navigate to various people I wanted to find. Find a grave website gives you geographic info,... More 

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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149 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cemetery visit is free, but I bought a $5 map because the cemetery is very large, and it's easy to get lost. Most of the graves and crypts of the stars are in the back left corner. It's sad that some of the most notable stars, especially of early Hollywood, have very small markers and bushes grown up around... More 

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Thank Lori P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well it's a huge cemetery and I went because I had done the dearly departed tour to the Westwood village. Well it's a $5 charge for a map of the stars final resting place. I only knew a few of the famous names. I paid my respects and left. My suggestion is if you're going to go to the cemetery... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just parked on the street right across the cementary, free parking. Then we walked around, it's a nice cementary. We went to Johnny Ramone's grave. Another famous grave is Mickey Rooney.

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Thank Thornrosa
Tumwater, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here because I had relatives buried here. Otherwise, it's just a cemetery. If you don't want to visit a grave, don't bother.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History that is Hollywood Forever... it was the first Cemetery in LA ...there is quite unbelievably a monument to Confederate soldiers of the civil war right as you enter on your left. It sits directly behind Paramount Studios in fact the western wall is actually studio buildings. I go to visit my old friend Dee Dee Ramone who is at... More 

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Middleton, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We came here to see celebrity graves and although they do have many, finding them can be difficult at times, even with the $5 map you can buy at the flower shop at the main entrance. Toto, Valentino, Mel Blanc, Mickey Rooney, Fay Wray, Jayne Mansfield, Cecil DeMille, and several others -- mostly older stars. The Hollywood Westwood Village Cemetery... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Many biggies in a small area. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield stone, Valentino, silent film stars. And they have special outdoor film nights (check website). In LA proper. Worth the visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

A friend of mine and I visited the cemetery back in March and were very excited to explore. We were taking some photos of the area and were approached by a security guard who asked us to only take photos of the celebrity graves as to not disrespect the privacy of the families. It was kind of an odd request... More 

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Thank Emily K
Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This place is fascinating. Beautifully maintained & an incredibly diverse collection of people laid to rest here. Some famous from yesteryear. Get a map at gift shop to help guide you but equally fun to just wander around.

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