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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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Address: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038-1864
Phone Number: +1 323-469-1181
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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The great Ramones

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... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I was expecting something more spectacular, with known people. This place was just a local cemetery with one or two exceptions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is fascinating insight into Hollywood glamour. An oasis of the bizarre. We saw Johhny Ramone's and Toto's tomb. A celebration of death. Worth visiting on way or instead of grot of walk of fame. We're not in Kansas now.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

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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