Hollywood Attractions

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Attractions in Hollywood, California

Capitol Records - This landmark building is one of Hollywood's most recognized icons. In the lobby are featured gold albums by many well known artists. In addition, be sure to see the Capitol artists' stars on the sidewalk near the building.

Grauman's Chinese Theater - Many people visit this theater not to see first-run motion pictures, but to gaze at the famous hand and footprints outside. It's a quintessential Hollywood tourist ritual and well worth the trip. The theater itself is one of the oldest and largest in town. The screen is massive and the sound is top-notch. Enter the Pagoda-like structure of this theater with dragons and lions welcoming you into the premises.

The Hollywood Museum - The Hollywood Museum is the ultimate destination for movie fans. The museum's permanent collection captures the miracles of motion picture magic, past and present, on four floors and in 5,000 eye-popping displays.

Guinness World Record Museum - For those intrigued by Guinness' best-selling book of records, Guinness World Record Museum is the place for you. Some of the displays include information on the fattest man ever, food-eating contests, Laika the cosmonaut and Michael Jackson. There is also a small theater showing a fascinating film about a record-breaking domino exhibition.

Hollywood Bowl - Hollywood's premier location for music, dance, and film, this place also features a museum with artifacts on the Hollywood Bowl, including photos and programs.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery - This beautifully landscaped cemetery is the final resting place of many Hollywood luminaries. Hollywood Forever is a unique cemetery, not only because of the famous people interred here, but because we offer special services available at no other cemetery in the world.

Hollywood Sign - This structure, located atop Mt. Lee in Griffith Park, is perhaps the most enduring symbol of Hollywood. The nine 50-foot (15 meter) letters can be seen from all over the L.A. basin, and occasionally even from passing aircraft.

Hollywood Walk of Fame - There is no mistaking what town you are in when you gaze down at the sidewalk and see these world famous gold stars. Encompassing a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard near the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, more than 2500 bronze-inlaid stars commemorate some of the most famous individuals in movies, radio, TV, recording and theater.

Hollywood Walking Tour - Take the official self-guided audio tour through Hollywood's famous historic locations and learn fascinating stories and legendary tales of the stars of early Hollywood. Tour durations are one hour for feature length and 30-minutes for short subject.

Hollywood Wax Museum - Get your own little slice of Hollywood and catch a glimpse of your favorite stars in rare form—wax, that is. Here, with a showcase of over 100 stars, you'll be surrounded in all the glitz and glamor Tinseltown has to offer.

Kodak Theater - This theatre provides the best in fine arts, live theatre, concerts, award-winning shows, and many special events, with artists such as Celine Dion, Harry Connick, Jr., and Barry Manilow having played here.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood - The best new wax attraction located next to the famous Grauman´s Chinese Theatre. Get up close and personal with over 100 incredible life-like wax figures or step onto memorable movie blockbuster sets spread over three floors of attraction space. Madame Tussads Hollywood is redefining celebrity encounters. Who do you want to meet?

Ripley's Believe it or not Museum - With more than 300 oddities on exhibit, from a statue of Marilyn Monroe made from shredded money to torture chamber devices, Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum is a curiosity and a record of all things strange. Although this is a fun museum, some of the exhibits might be too grotesque for younger children.

Sunset Ranch Hollywood - If you're an out-of-towner and miss riding the plains, you can cure your equestrian nostalgia by renting a horse and riding through the Hollywood Hills and Griffith Park. There are plenty of options here, including one and two hour rides during the day for anyone over the age of seven. A very popular option is the Friday night moonlight ride.

The Magic Castle - This Victorian mansion built in 1908 in the Hollywood Hills is home to the Academy of Magical Arts, an organization dedicated to the advancement of the art of magic. It's an interesting house to pass by on your walk or drive through Hollywood.

Universal Studios Hollywood - Speed through time on the Back To The Future ride, experience a live sea war in Waterworld, ride to the moon with E.T., and even live through the attack of a man-eating T-Rex in Jurassic Park as the most incredible moments from movies and television come to life at this place, the "World's Largest Movie Studio and Theme Park."

Whitley Heights - Anyone longing for a piece of Tinseltown history should certainly spend some time at Whitley Heights. Some of the most impressive homes in Hollywood are found here. Hobart J. Whitley, who had great admiration for Italian architecture, built these homes into the hillside and dubbed the community an "Italian Hill Town."


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