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Hollywood Bowl Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
San Dimas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“It could be so much more...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

With the VERY significant acts that have been there over the decades, I felt that I should have been made to feel a part of that history. But, the exhibits are something one might enjoy when standing in a long line or for the hardcore knowledge seekers. Peace.

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Music Royalty Played Here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

You can't live in or visit L.A. and not go to at least one performance at the Hollywood Bowl. This place is not just a venue, it is a history lesson of every major musical act for the last fifty years, plus much more (like Monty Python & John Williams). Be sure to come early, bring a picnic lunch (or make a reservation at the restaurant), and allow enough time to visit the museum. We attended a concert with Carol King and James Taylor...wonderful...acoustics are terrific in the Bowl. If you are in the cheap seats, it is a long & winding road (yes, the Beatles appeared here for $7 in 1964 & 1965), but there are vendors along the way to distract you from the climb, and sell you more food/drink, if still hungry/thirsty, along with concert memorability,

Once you finally get to the Bowl (there are benches to rest along the way and the climb is on a wide paved ramp) the seating is a wood bench and not very comfortable, so bring your stadium seats with the back. We were not at the very top, about the high middle, yet the stage is tiny from up there. Bring binoculars to augment the the big screens. One final note, unless you go in the middle of the summer, the Bowl is outside and it gets cold at night, bring coats, sweaters, stadium blanket, etc.

Not the greatest place to comfortably see a performer, unless you can afford the hundreds of dollars to sit in the boxes near the stage, but definitely an experience you won't want to miss.


Visited October 2012
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Huntington Beach, California
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“This is a one-of-a-kind experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

No questions asked! If you're in the area....GO! ENJOY!
Listen to the music in an incredible place!
You definitely WON'T regret it!
I never do!!!

Visited March 2013
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Ellicottville, New York
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“Probably the best outdoor concert venue in the country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

I never miss a chance to see a show at the Bowl when traveling to LA. It's got great acoustics, very comfortable feel. It's very iconic and really rounds out a great trip to Hollywood.

Visited October 2012
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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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“See a show ..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

or be in a show .. enjoy a quiet walk inside on a non concert day ..
walk to the top of the seating area ..can you see the HOLLYWOOD sign ?? ..going to a concert take a picnic ..

Visited April 2012
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