Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
Walk through one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles at Hollywood Forever, 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. A visit to Hollywood Forever represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Los Angeles itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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A little planning makes this a much better experience. It's a big place with a lot of different areas to explore. I appreciate the fact that the families of the departed are willing to allow us touris... read more »
I was expecting something more spectacular, with known people. This place was just a local cemetery with one or two exceptions.
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This is fascinating insight into Hollywood glamour. An oasis of the bizarre. We saw Johhny Ramone's and Toto's tomb. A celebration of death. Worth visiting on way or instead of grot of walk of fame. W... read more »
The cemetery is a true experience. The grounds are flawless with an overwhelming amount of structures. Some structures are gaudy, over-the-top, and superficial, but other internments are modest. For example, Mel Blanc, "The Man of a Thousand Voices," has a simple headstone. The location is right in the middle of Hollywood making it a convenient "must see."
Over priced and they don't even say hello when you come thru the door and they have peacocks running around deficating on Ur granny grave
Very well kept and many famous people buried there. Free access most days.
I went on their ghost tours a couple of years back. That was interesting no nothing scary or apparitions happened but the tour guide gave an insightful history of the cemetery. Which was very sad at one point because the entire place was in dire ruins and was literally owned by someone who's main concern was about money rather than the sympathetic issues at hand. For example: the huge strip mall directly out front was actually part of the cemetery, in fact it was a huge grassy knoll with mosaic buildings and landscapes. The owner sold to a developer for profit disregarding the beauty of place. How sad? But the owners now have restored and brought back the cemetery to what it once use to be and maintain it now. Good for them. We should always have respect for our deceased. I want to go to some of the venues again they are interesting....
Cinespia is the best way to experience the cemetery. Unless you have relatives there, then that may be a more appropriate reason to visit.
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