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“Fascinating memorial park”

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
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US$20.00*
and up
Hollywood Trolley Tour
Ranked #53 of 612 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other luminaries.
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I visited Hollywood Forever Cemetery on May 14 while we were in Los Angeles. There are guided group tours available but none were scheduled the day I was there. Upon entering the grounds, there is a flower/gift shop on the right where you can get a map showing the resting places of many famous movie/television personalities---Estelle Getty (The Golden Girls), Carl Switzer (Alfalfa on Our Gang comedies), Mel Blanc, Rudolf Valentino, Fay Wray and many more.
This is a very well kept, manicured garden-style park, with free roaming peacocks. If you go on your own like I did, and walk the grounds, be sure and take bottled water to drink...it got up 100 degrees the day I visited. The park is located on Santa Monica Boulevard and the surrounding area is very busy, but inside the cemetery you hear no road noise. It is a very respectful dignified cemetery, full of history.

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

This beautiful cemetery, although not as large or grand as the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, has a similar charm. My wife and I did a quick drive into the cemetery and enjoyed the well kept grounds and landscaping. The highlights of the cemetery include Johnny Ramones headstone, Mel Blanc's "That's All Folks", gothic crypts, and the peacocks roaming the grounds.
You can purchase a map at the main entrance or go on the cemetery website for an online map. Or just ask the friendly groundskeepers as we did for directions.
Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles is just north of here if you're looking for a bite.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We didn't get a map but walked around on our own. Found a few famous folks. We think this place has seen better days.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Take a break from the madness of Hollywood to stroll through quiet grounds, well landscaped, and an escape while also having some nice flavor that you won't find elsewhere.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

In addition to being the final resting place for many celebrities, summer brings a whole other reason to visit Hollywood Forever. Movies are screened here outdoors & you're allowed to bring your own food (no BBQing allowed) and your own drinks, including beer or wine. As you'll be viewing the movie from the grass area, bring a blanket to sit on or low beach chairs as no tall chairs are allowed. Movies are shown every Saturday night thruout the summer. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and you can listen to the DJ as you eat. The movie begins at 9:00 p.m. Last year they did a tribute to the movie Saturday Night Fever and Donna Pescow made an appearance.

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