Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
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Key Info

6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Price & Hours

Free
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Details

Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

As morbid as it may seem, your best chance of spotting a celebrity in LA is at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Here, you'll find the final resting places of Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, Jayne Mansfield, Cecil B. DeMille and other stars who once worked at the adjacent Paramount Pictures Studios. You can pick up a free map at the entrance to the cemetery (where you'll also have a great view of the famous Hollywood Sign).

Recent visitors described the cemetery's quiet grounds as "peaceful and serene," adding that the grounds are well-maintained. Many also appreciated the informative caretakers and the on-site flower shop's friendly staff.

On Saturday evenings in the summer, the cemetery hosts outdoor movie screenings; tickets can be reserved online on Cinespia's website for $16. Parking can be challenging to find in the area, but advance parking is available online for $12 to $15 per vehicle.

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance gate is on Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood and is open to visitors every day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 or 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Check out the Hollywood Forever website to find out more.

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