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Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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  • In this typical American cemetery, the graves of many celebrities such as Walt Disney, Elisabeth Taylor, are just a few to mention Michael Jackson. It is of course more Park as a cemetery, if you explored it on foot, there are very ordinary routes. If you want to visit the grave of a star, you must consult before the internet, because there are no plans or directories. There are fewer tombs as more memorials or gravestones. Many "Michelangelo sculptures" such as David can be seen in the Park. Worth seeing is also the great mausoleum.
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  • This is the original version of what became a larger Forest Lawn chain. Founded in 1906, Forest Lawn pioneered a novel approach to the time immemorial practice of burying the dead. The new approach wo...  read more »
  • Simply beautiful and serene. A very popular place for the stars to be buried. A beautiful and tranquil resting spot. Very well maintained and kept up. 
  • One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world with its hillsides, landscapes, buildings, & museums. My father would bring us here in the 60's & 70's as kids. When he passed away in 1983. There was no question where to bury him for his resting place. The Great Masoleum is where many of the famous entertainers are buried. But, much of the mausoleum is private and not open to the public. You can spend the whole day here visiting without any cost. The grounds are immaculately kept and the settings European. The staff are accommodating and courteous. Great place to visit & the view of the San Fernando Valley & Los Angeles is breathtaking.
  • So impressed with this place! Was looking specifically for graves of my father's parents. They were buried before I was born in 1948 and 1964, and I hadn't been here so the plot number was a little challenging to find.... As I was searching the scope of Liberty Hill where they are buried, I must have looked lost, as one of the planning advisors, Angela Vega, decided to stop and help...Mind you -- she was off the clock -- on her way home..Regardless, she stayed with me for around 30 minutes as we searched and the sun began to set -- she wouldn't leave until we found their spaces... A security guard also stopped to help -- everyone there is so kind. The grounds are well kept -- the trees are beautiful -- the sunset gorgeous -- An unexpected uplifting experience -- And when we finally found the plot of my grandparents, side by side -- there was such a breath of peace in the whole experience. Much thanks to you, Angela, and to the security guard as well :)
  • I used to visit this park frequently and loved the scenery. It wasn't until I spoke with a lady posing as their HR manager, Jenni, that I was turned off by the place. I called with enthusiasm to introduce myself and share some family history I have with the park, Jenni was very rude and snobby. She asked me to call back after filling out another application so she can "flag" my app, which I did yesterday, only to find out she can't do such a thing. The place is pretty well maintained and overall beautiful, just do yourself a favor and avoid consulting with their management staff.
  • I always visit my friends whose remains are located in the Great Mausoleum. The only complaint that I have is not directed to the staff that oversee this beautiful and breath taking scenery of this cemetery but of the public who visit. Be appreciative that these grounds are open to you, do not trespass or bother the bereaved relatives who visit their deceased family and friends. This is not a gaudy tourist attraction; but a place of repose.
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