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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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Address: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038-1864
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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I'm a big fan of the Ramones so as so this was top of the list of things to do in LA for me. We looked up the location of Johnny and Dee Dee's graves online beforehand, and they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Hollywood Forever every time I am in Hollywood. It is a beautiful memorial park which helps transport you back into the Golden Age of Hollywood. One of the only cemetaries in the area where you really are welcome to pay your respects to your favourite entertainers. The resident cats and peacocks also add to the experience (watch the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a true LA cultural experience that you need to pair with a day of activity in Hollywood. So interesting, historic and fun

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I'm a big fan of the Ramones so as so this was top of the list of things to do in LA for me. We looked up the location of Johnny and Dee Dee's graves online beforehand, and they were very easy to find. Really cool place, and not too far a walk from Hollywood blvd either.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

...but I found it fascinating! This cemetery gives an interesting insight into early Hollywood residents. It also tells a story of how those, with far to much money, desire to be remembered. Micky Rourke, Johnny Ramone, Don Adams, Toto - if you're looking to see a famous grave, this cemetery is full of them. To avoid wandering the huge site... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Whenever I've been in LA on a work trip I've always wanted to pay my respects this time finally did The graves to the ramone brothers are awesome as well as moving Gorgeous place but I've never seen so many ducks lol

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Hollywood Forever is a welcome respite from the LA tours circuit .Calm and peaceful you can enjoy the day and go at your own pace or take their awesome tour. I have taken the tour before and do recommend it for first time visit. Thereafter no matter what purchase the cemetery map as it's just to easy to get turned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I visited the cemetery as part of a guided tour and the commentary was amazing. If you visit on your own, do some prior research. For instance, there is a dog on Alfalfa's grave and I read that it was supposed to be Petey, the dog. But it doesn't look like Petey at all. Our guide told us a reason... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery Dia de Los Muertos Celebration is but yet another appropriation of Mexican-Indigenous Culture complete with a total disregard of what this holy day signifies for the real veneration of ancestors. Their three stage (ring circus) is yet another example of how clueless people become when their main motivation is dollars. Sad.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We love visiting old cemeteries so we knew we had to visit this one. The view of the Hollywood sign from here is pretty amazing. The grounds are well maintained and tall palm trees are beautiful. It is very peaceful with water fountains all around. It is free to drive into the cemetery and park. You can go into the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A little planning makes this a much better experience. It's a big place with a lot of different areas to explore. I appreciate the fact that the families of the departed are willing to allow us tourists to roam around the cemetery freely. It's beautiful and peaceful.

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