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“Peaceful, lovely setting”

Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills
Ranked #104 of 593 things to do in Los Angeles
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

This huge, beautifully kept area in Griffith Park is the final resting place for many important people, as well as ordinary folk who choose to be buried there.. There are several churches, including a replica of the Old North Church on site. We drove through the park, stopping to visit the memorials, but not the individual graves. The park is dedicated to the history of North America. Particularly impressive is the huge wall of mosaic scenes depicting the "Birth of Liberty" from the voyage of the Mayflower to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktowne. Also meaningful is the huge bronze September 11th memorial plaque, and the Plaza of Meso-American Heritage, dealing with the early civilizations of Mexico. The Hall of Liberty was closed to the public the day we visited, as a function was going on inside, but use of the restrooms was permitted.

A serene setting with beautiful views of the area, it is a welcome break from the hustle & bustle of the city.

3  Thank Mary Ellen B
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

It's worth a trip to Forest Lawn to see the grave of one of the world's greatest comedians. It is a humble setting, in keeping with the modesty of the man himself.

4  Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

A big cemetery for soldiers, rich people, famous people. The cemetery is really huge and you will need a car for visiting this place. Interesting attraction but it is difficult to locate the grave for a particular person without a map as the cemetery is very large. We went there for a drive and used the car to see the different areas of the cemetery. Worth a visit if you need a break from the busy streets of LA.

3  Thank Runar P
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

Accompanied a friend to visit lost loved one entombed here. It was a lovely day. The area was quiet and very clean. We placed flowers and then took a strolle. There are churches and a museum on the property. Events are hold regularly. You can buy flowers next door to the information office.

4  Thank Karolpdx
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

This cemetery is beautiful. There are large mosaics of American history which are extremely amazing. The entire place is so relaxing and scenic. They even have an Aztec garden where someone has buried their family...the Gwen is very cool with a totem/tiki statue and a large Aztec calendar wheel.

1  Thank ACee1234
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