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Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles

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#7 of 44 in Historic Sites in Los Angeles
Cemetery · Tourist Spot
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Walk through one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the final resting place of many actors, directors, writers, and musicians. Founded in 1899, the cemetery appears in multiple cinematic productions and is also on the National Register of Historic Sites. Pay respects to Johnny Ramone, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, and many other celebrated figures. Go with a tour guide who can direct you to each star's grave and relate stories about the celebrity. See Hollywood Forever Cemetery and all Los Angeles has to offer by arranging your trip with our Los Angeles trip planning site.
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  • We went on a very hot day and did not wonder around as much as we would ordinarily. I enjoyed the statues that people added to the graves. I don't know "Mama Irene" personally but I love her. I'm... 
    We went on a very hot day and did not wonder around as much as we would ordinarily. I enjoyed the statues that people added to the graves. I don't know "Mama Irene" personally but I love her. I'm...  more »
  • The cemetery is fascinating with lots of interesting things to see. Beautifully kept grounds and elaborate headstones and memorials. The guest shop isn’t very clearly marked. Definitely worth buying....  more
    The cemetery is fascinating with lots of interesting things to see. Beautifully kept grounds and elaborate headstones and memorials. The guest shop isn’t very clearly marked. Definitely worth buying....  more »
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  • Fantastic destination for tourists to see some Hollywood history and even better for locals to hang out and catch one of the many events held here. It is a nice walk with plenty to look at besides the uniquely creative gravesites and tombs and headstones. This cemetery has no restrictions when it comes to decorating your plot-so there are quite a few... conversation starters, shall we say. The park is well-maintained, both by staff and the families who care for their loved ones' place of eternal rest. The whole experience is breathtaking from entrance to exit. Make sure to look out as you leave the grounds and you can see the Hollywood sign ahead of you. I have plans to catch a movie here, and I simply must find the concrete couch surrounded by weenie dogs for a fabulous picture 📸
  • Really love this beautiful cemetery. They take great care of it. Security at the front was super helpful & kind when we asked questions. It’s free to walk the grounds, but they do charge for a tour. The only thing I didn’t care to witness were the workers who drive around on the grounds, driving right over the flat headstones. This seemed super disrespectful to me as they could easily navigate around them.

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