Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery, Los Angeles

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
While visiting the city, use the opportunity to pay homage to some of Hollywood's biggest stars at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery. The scenic landscaped cemetery is an oasis of tranquility in the bustling city and the final resting place of stars like Marilyn Monroe, Roy Orbison, Dean Martin, and Farrah Fawcett. The grounds are not too big and can be easily walked and navigated by visitors who use wheelchairs or strollers. The cemetery has benches where you can rest as well as restroom facilities. Entrance is free. Put Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.
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  • Joe DiMaggio selected this smallish, non-touristy cemetery for Marilyn Monroe and she has since then been joined by other show business celebrities. Hidden by tall buildings on all four sides, the sma...  more »
  • I take all of my out of town visitors here. I used to live in Westwood, and came all the time, but now only when I am taking my friends or family from out of town. It is very interesting. You can find...  more »
  • I am glad I researched the directions, it is hidden between two skyscrapers and you have to drive/walk down a small driveway to get there. Small, beautiful and peaceful full of stars . I had no map of...  more »
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  • This place definitely deserves 5 stars. Not many people, including locals, know where it is situated. It is down a driveway next to a library. Look for Pierce Bros. If you do visit, make sure you take a map of the grounds that you can download as you will kick yourself that you didn't see everyone who is here. Very quiet, peaceful and you would not even know you were in LA. Definitely will visit again. Take flowers as well if there is someone there who is special to you.
  • Beautiful and serene cemetery. Definitely a hidden gem in the city. Here you will find the final resting places of Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin, both in above ground crypts. Also in the plots on the lawn are Natalie Wood, Don Knotts and several others from Hollywood history!
  • There is so much history in these 2.5 acres of land nestled in between the hi-rises that are in Westwood. Only a few blocks from UCLA this little park to the stars thrives. If you are coming up Glendon its to the right before you get to WILSHIRE BLVD. Don't get it confused with the big pink parking lot. It will seem as though you are going into a little alley way type road, you will then see the a discreet sign that say PIERCE BROTHERS WESTWOOD VILLAGE MEMORIAL CENTER make a sharp right and you will enter the gates go the Memorial Park, if you would like to start by going to Marilyn Monroes grave then keep going around the oak tree until you are a third of the way around the park. It is one of the most shiniest on the all so you cant miss it. It is said that someone hand cleans that dialy. Which reminds me, that although they open pretty early try getting there around 10:00 when the groundsmen have already done their daily watering. An interesting story about the man who is buried above Marilyn Monre, his name is Richard Poncher, he bought the plot from Joe DiMaggio after he divorced Marilyn. Richard Poncher wasn't necessarily a Marilyn fan but it is said that eventually who grew to have an affinity for Marilyn so he requested of his wife that he be buried face side down, facing Marilyn, that way he would always be on top of her. If you continue down to the end of towards the benches on the west side, you will find TRUMAN CAPOTE and JOANNE CARSON, they wanted to be buried together and here they are next to each other like true friends. I hope you come on down and check out this place, its worth it.
  • Amazing place tucked away extremely clean and classy and some amazing stars here
  • A gorgeously maintained and welcoming place for those who wish to come and pay their respects to the Stars. Thank you for maintaining such a beautiful place of seclusion and respect and allowing visitors.