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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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Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone

I am a huge Ramones fan so visiting the Hollywood Forever Cemetery was definitely on our agenda. It was our first stop as soon as we left the airport. Johnny And Dee Dee Ramone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robin G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a huge Ramones fan so visiting the Hollywood Forever Cemetery was definitely on our agenda. It was our first stop as soon as we left the airport. Johnny And Dee Dee Ramone are buried here. It's a fantastic tribute to these legends of punk music. A must for anyone who loves the Ramones. It's easy to find and... More 

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San Diego
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jonny Ramone, Rudolph Valentino, Mel Brooks and Douglas Fairbanks are a few of the famous buried here. The cemetery itself is not very attractive and the plots are very crowded together. It is an ok detour if you are into seeing where people are buried otherwise, don't bother.

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Riverside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

#TheyreHere... my grandbaby and my granddaughter. Poltergeist at night at the Cemetary. How cool!!!! #Cinespia #Poltergeist #ThisHouseIsClean #HollywoodForeverCemetary #MovieNight #TobeHooper #StevenSpielberg #BurialGround #TheFreelingFamily #CarolAnne #deharo70

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Thank Christina D
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 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 July 24, 2016 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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Tumwater, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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 July 23, 2016

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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