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Hollywood Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theatre free

Hollywood Blvd at Vine Street | Los Angeles, CA 90028 | Official website
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  • Type: Entertainment and Nightlife, Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.5)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 3.5 (3.5)
Atmosphere: 5.0 (5.0)
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One of Hollywood's most iconic and memorable sites, the TCL Chinese Theatre (originally Grauman's Chinese Theatre) opened in 1927 and represents the excess of Hollywood's Golden Age when lavishly-designed theaters were the movie-going standard. You can tour the theater for $13.50 (kids tour tickets cost $6.50 and senior tickets cost $11.50). Tours of the theater are offered seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and because of this attraction's popularity, it's best to reserve your spot in advance. On the tour, you'll learn the history of the theater as well as some fun facts about Hollywood premieres held here in the past (including "Star Wars" in 1977). Overall, travelers say the tour guides' passion on the subject is evident, making this experience special. For more information or to make reservations online, visit the TCL Chinese Theatre website.

While you're here, take a stroll along the free-to-enjoy Hollywood Walk of Fame, where hundreds of movie stars have left their handprints and signatures along the sidewalk. The most activity and notable names are located between the 6800 and 6900 block of Hollywood Boulevard (which, luckily, is directly in front of the theater).

As one of the most famous and recognized sites in all of Hollywood, the theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame are really a must-see. But it seems like a lot of people have the same idea — recent visitors say the sidewalk gets packed with camera-wielding tourists photographing the ground. But for some, the hustle and bustle was part of the quirky allure of the area. To learn more about the stars and their stars, visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame website.

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