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“Sister trip....interesting (and free) spot” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park
Ranked #43 of 536 things to do in Los Angeles
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Maryville, Tennessee
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78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Sister trip....interesting (and free) spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Difficult to find...don't pay to park, find your way to the cemetary and you can park right there for free. Give yourself an hour to browse. The office and groundskeepers are not allowed to help you find a grave so don't bother asking. Very surreal place to contemplate the life of the celebrities resting here. Very interesting.

Visited March 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

such a hidden treasure and so peacefull try and find marilyn monroes resting place

Visited March 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Lovely serene location surprisingly right in the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Under the trees is a small, lovely little memorial park with a grouping of grave sights as well as an area with more elaborate memorials. My parents are buried there and when I visit I forget that only yards away is the city of Westwood. The people there are respectful and it's a sweet place to visit and commune with loved ones who have passed. I was surprised to hear that Marilyn Monroe and other celebrities are buried there as well. I like the fact that I don't have to drive far away and don't have to traverse large fields and roads, but that the park is right there and i can visit there without a lot of stress and travel

Visited March 2012
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Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Peaceful and well hidden oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

The Westwood Memorial Park is located right behind the skyscrapers along Wilshire Boulevard and easy to miss because you would not typically expect a cemetery there, where many of the Hollywood celebtities are buried. To find it you need a good guide book and an accurate GPS. The memorial park is for most people known for Marilyn Monroe, but there are also many other celebrities buried there like Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau and what is also interesting is just taking the time reading the thoughtful texts on the tomb stones, such as “Jack Lemmon in”. As mentioned in other reviews this is really not easy to find, but certainly a "must" on a visit to L.A.

Visited November 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Marilyn Monroe's grave”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

We tried going to Forest Lawn to see celebrity graves and security was annoying. This cemetery was in the middle of downtown Westwood. There was no security bugging us. Marilyn Monroe, Don Knotts, Donna Reed, Dean Martin, Farrah Fawcett are among the many stars buried here.

Visited March 2012
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