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  • Address: Mount Lee Drive, Hollywood 90027, USA
  • Hours: Open daily 24hrs
  • Admission: Free

One of LA's most distinguishing icons, the famous HOLLYWOOD sign proudly stands on the hillside of the Hollywood Hills, overlooking its namesake city and the movie industry it has come to symbolize.

LA's most famous landmark first appeared on its hillside perch in 1923, as a advertising gimmick for a real-estate development called Hollywoodland. Each letter stands 50 feet (15 m) tall and is made of sheet metal painted white.

Once aglow with 4,000 light bulbs, the sign even had its own caretaker, who lived behind the letter L until 1939. The last four letters were lopped off in the 1940s as the sign started to crumble along with the rest of Hollywood. In the late 1970s, Alice Cooper and Hugh Hefner joined forces with fans and other celebrities to save the famous symbol.

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The best view of the Hollywood sign is from down below, at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Bronson Avenue. Other top viewing spots include Hollywood and Highland, the top of Beachwood Drive, and the Griffith Observatory. You can reach the sign on foot by taking the 5-mile (7.5 km) round-trip hike on the Brush Canyon Trail in Griffith Park - the trail head is at the end of Canyon Drive. You can also get great views of the Hollywood sign on various LA helicopter tours.

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Los Angeles Horseback-Riding Tour to the Hollywood Sign, Anaheim & Buena Park, null
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Los Angeles Horseback-Riding Tour to the Hollywood Sign

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Horseback ride under the Hollywood Sign! Get the best view of the Hollywood Sign in town on this scenic 2-hour horseback-riding tour. Following your expert ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim - Buena Park, California
Duration: 4 - 5 hours

From USD $119.99
Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour by Helicopter with Mountaintop Landing and Champagne Toast, Los ... 
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Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour by Helicopter with Mountaintop Landing and Champagne Toast

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This exclusive 45-minute helicopter tour takes you over the most highlighted areas of Los Angeles, such as the homes of today's most popular celebrities, the ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $298.99
Full-Day Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour from Anaheim, Anaheim & Buena Park, Helicopter Tours
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Full-Day Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour from Anaheim

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Join this small-group 8-hour tour and gain the most comprehensive knowledge about Los Angeles you can get. Pay visits to Hollywood, where you can see the walk ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.99
Private Tour: Los Angeles Helicopter Ride with Rooftop Landing, Los Angeles, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Los Angeles Helicopter Ride with Rooftop Landing

Experience the ultimate Los Angeles tour by private 4-seater helicopter, including a rooftop landing with Champagne toast in downtown LA. Soar the skies above ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $399.99
Hollywood Ghost Walk, Los Angeles, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Hollywood Ghost Walk

In traditional belief and fiction, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a deceased person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour, Los Angeles, Walking Tours
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Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour

Go back in time with your guide and learn about Hollywood Boulevard, from an historical perspective. See where the stars lived, worked, and played. Learn about ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Hollywood Sign Tour BMW i8, Los Angeles, City Tours
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Hollywood Sign Tour BMW i8

Take Your chance to see Los Angeles from luxury side driving futuristic 2016 BMW i8  with our professional tour guide. Your unforgettable feelings with ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $189.00
Hollywood Sign Tour Corvette Z06, Los Angeles, City Tours
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Hollywood Sign Tour Corvette Z06

Take Your chance to see Los Angeles driving iconic American muscle car  2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with our professional tour guide. Your unforgettable ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $189.00
Hollywood Sign Tour BMW M-sport Convertible, Los Angeles, City Tours
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Hollywood Sign Tour BMW M-sport Convertible

Take Your chance to see Los Angeles from luxury side driving  incredible BMW M-sport Convertible   with our professional tour guide. Your unforgettable ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $189.00
Hollywood Sightseeing Tour from Orange County, Newport Beach, City Tours
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Hollywood Sightseeing Tour from Orange County

Enjoy an 8-hour group tour through Hollywood. See all the sights, such as the Hollywood Sign, Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the homes of famous A-listers. Have ...  Read more

Location: Huntington Beach, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $140.00

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