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Beach Boys Monument

3701 W 119th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250-3217
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Blast from Past

Great little side trip to see the homre where Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kevin M
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Hawthorne, California
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A must stop for Beach Boys fans

If you're a fan of them, this is a must stop. I found it out of curiosity driving from LAX to my... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
mfreeze1958
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Monument on the former location of the Wilson home commemorating the Beach Boys
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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3701 W 119th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250-3217
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank mfreeze1958
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Reviewed 18 February 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

Thank Akisato S
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Reviewed 27 October 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

Thank Metrotorrance
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Reviewed 14 October 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!

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Reviewed 7 September 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
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Reviewed 16 July 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
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Reviewed 8 April 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
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Reviewed 13 September 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

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is a dedication wall to the beach boys, blocks in the wall have their song titles. If your nearby, its worth a look. Plan on 5-10 minutes for picture taking and viewing.If your there, the Hawthorne airport is down the street, where Space X...More

Thank Albert L
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