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“A movie/Hollywood fan's must see.”

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other luminaries.
Sacramento, California
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A movie/Hollywood fan's must see.”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

You won't be creeped out! Honest. You won't. If you are a fan of movies, particular older one's this is the place to "see" some of your favorite stars. Well, at least where they rest. A map is available but my wife and I explored on our own. We were somewhat on a minro time limit but we did spend a good 2 to 3 hours here and will go back. It is old, yes, very old and some areas do look it but it has a charm all it's own.

Visited May 2014
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Longview, Texas
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80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fascinating memorial park”
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.

Visited May 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Charming free attraction away from the tourists”
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.

Visited April 2014
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Sioux City, Iowa
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Has seen better days”
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.

Visited April 2014
Thank Tim B
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Brooklyn, New York
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169 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Take a break”
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.

Visited March 2014
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