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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.
Eugene, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best experience in L.A.”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

After a few days visiting the LA area, the Cinespia movie screening at the Hollywood forever cemetery was like a breath of fresh air. Great atmosphere outside in the cemetery at night and fabulous vibes from the crowd seeing the movie. The audience engaged with the movie without being distracting and the eating and drinking was a definite plus without getting out of control. Worth it to pay for the parking pass so you don't have to stand in line forever, just make sure to try and show up just before they open the gates because spots fill up quickly on the lawn.

Visited July 2014
Thank Paige S
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Monee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 530 helpful votes
“Great for Cemetery Buffs”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Lots of celebrities and musicians are buried here in Forever Cemetery.Everyone from Mel Blanc to Don Adams to Carl Switzer, aka Alfalfa from the Little Rascals. Easy to get to and there's a great view of the Hollywood sign as you exit the cemetery. The cemetery is huge but you can go to the small gift shop like we did and buy a map of where all the famous celebrities are buried for $5.00 . Beautiful peacocks roam the park. There's also a Buddhist burial area that's interesting too near the front entrance and public bathrooms. Plan on spending about two hours here.If your into cemeteries or just want to do something different in L.A then come check this place out.

Visited May 2014
5 Thank Aerowing
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Movie Experience!”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

You must be asking, great movie experience? On Saturday evenings during the summer months they show a movie agains one of the mausoleum and it's a great experience. You can bring your own food and drinks and that includes alcohol. The movies that are shown are older movies...the night we went they showed Jaws. Haven't seen that movie in years and it was a nice evening and I couldn't believe how many people showed up. Would recommend buying tickets in advance and if you do any research you will hear a lot of negative comments about paying to park on the crowds but we came later (before the movie started) and we didn't have any problems getting out after the movie ended. If you arrive early you will stand in line (up to 2 hours) and with so much to do in Hollywood I would rather sit further back and not waste 2 hours in line and see other things in the area. Recommend taking a blanket to sit on and a blanket to cover up. Definitely take your own food and alcohol beverages. If you go you won't be disappointed that you went.

Visited May 2014
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San Jose, California
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“It's The Dead Center Of Hollywood!”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is an oasis of calm and tranquility in noisy, miserable, overcrowded, pretentious Hollywood, Southern California. Not only that, but you'll get some walking exercise and a be on a treasure hunt of graves, markers, and statuary.

But first you'll need to engage with the "Flower Shop Lady" to buy the treasure map, because without it you'll spend hours wandering aimlessly.

Now you have to plan your route. Indian section? Jewish Section? Mausoleums? Lawns? Make time to visit the Peacocks, too! Well worth a side trip, to the only things alive around here (the Flower Shop Lady gets a PASS - pulse or no pulse she's part of the tour).

Enjoy! Miss this BODY of work, and you'll leave DEAD wrong, so prepare to have the time of your LIFE! Don't worry, the ones you came to visit won't be leaving early.

Visited July 2013
4 Thank Peter S
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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
Thank milotian
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