Greystone Mansion and Park

#18 in Best Things To Do in Los Angeles
Greystone Mansion and Park
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Key Info

905 Loma Vista Drive

Price & Hours

Free
10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Details

Historic Homes/Mansions, Parks and Gardens, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
3.6scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Greystone is one of the largest mansions in Beverly Hills and an important landmark for American cinema. Originally built by oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny in 1927 as a gift to his son, Ned, Greystone now represents a golden age in American cinema. Many films, including "The Big Lebowski" and "Ghostbusters," and television shows like "General Hospital" and "Gilmore Girls" have been shot on these gothic-inspired grounds.

Today, the interior of the mansion is closed, but visitors are free to walk around the property. Many visitors call Greystone Mansion a "hidden gem" within LA, saying that it offers respite from the city's hustle and bustle. Travelers describe the park grounds as spectacular, with expertly manicured lawns, a variety of flowers, artful fountains and even a koi pond.

The grounds are open to the public every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours in the summer. There is no admission fee, and free on-site parking is available. For more information, visit the Friends of Greystone website and the City of Beverly Hills' Greystone Mansion page.

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