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Capitol Records Building

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Even though this famous recording studio is not open to the public, it is worth a visit to gaze at its unique circular design, which looks like a stack of old 45s.
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1750 Vine St, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028-5209
+1 323-462-6252
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Historic, architectural, lireical, and a marvel! What is unseen are the recording studios where major music has been created. Often demolished in films, such as Earthquake, and is visually an important iconic building in Los Angeles. Easily viewed from Hollywood Boulevard.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed June 10, 2018

This was just a short walk from our Kimpton hotel... not too far from the Metro and from Hollywood Boulevard... there are stars here on the walkway too... It is just a building not much more to say really but worth a walk out to...More

Thank travellerm68
Reviewed May 27, 2018

I had the pleasure of taking a tour here a few years ago when the Walk of Fame was celebrating an anniversary. It was AWESOME!

Thank JohnRyan724
Reviewed November 24, 2017

Capitol Records is iconic. It would be really cool if they had tours, but it is an open business. The shape of the old 45 record and the needle up on top, when you point it out you will get ooohs and aahs. Photos are...More

1  Thank saw55
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

This place does not disappoint. I had seen it from the freeway many times but never up close. It was worth a peek. Wish I could have seen the inside. But very cool.

Thank siropderable
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Swung by as a part of my day-long tour. The building is a site to behold. It's circular structure is a first of its kind and represents a stack of records on a record player.

Thank Leaving_Samsara
Reviewed August 12, 2017

....and deep down, isn't that all of us? I'm 61 but my tastes in music is much older than that due to influences from my mother and my babysitter. So if you are a music history buff. Or if you like American popular jazz like...More

3  Thank JerryPPhoenix
Reviewed June 24, 2017

A must do photo opportunity when you're in Hollywood, especially for a Beatles fan like myself. It's not hard to find as the Walk Of Fame stars go past, with the solo Beatles stars being right outside. Make the effort

1  Thank newspapertaxi
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This iconic Round building was nice to see, and snap a couple pics. I don't believe tours of the building are offered, but it was cool to see a piece of history.

1  Thank Mike O
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Stopped by this building on a tour. It was fun to see but that is really all you can do is see it from the outside. The tour guide told some interesting history and stories about it.

Thank OnTheRoadAgain1056
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Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie
stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day,
tourists flock here from around the world to see the
iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to
catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close.
Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas
the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and
hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night
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