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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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Full-Day Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour from Anaheim, Anaheim & Buena Park, null
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Full-Day Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour from Anaheim

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

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 $59.99
Los Angeles Horseback-Riding Tour to the Hollywood Sign, Anaheim & Buena Park, Day Trips
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Los Angeles Horseback-Riding Tour to the Hollywood Sign

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

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 $118.99
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
Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Helicopter Tours
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Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles

Experience the best of Los Angeles with your expert guide riding in a luxurious vehicle on this 6-hour private and custom tour. You will be immersed in the ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00
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 of the highlights of Hollywood from Orange County. See sights including the famous Hollywood sign, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and ...  Read more

Location: Huntington Beach, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $140.00
Private Los Angeles Tour, Los Angeles, City Tours
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Private Los Angeles Tour

Embark on a 4-hour professionally guided tour in one of the world's most renown cities, Los Angeles. Get a chance to experience multiple cities around the LA ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $300.00
Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Hiking Tour, Los Angeles, City Tours
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Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Hiking Tour

Take an easy hike to enjoy the stunning views of the Hollywood sign and LA skyline. Join your expert guide as you discover the area where locals come to get ...  Read more

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

From USD $35.00
Glamorous Hollywood and Beverly Hills Highlights Tour of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Walking Tours
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Glamorous Hollywood and Beverly Hills Highlights Tour of Los Angeles

Come along and explore the legendary neighborhoods of Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Experience the place where dreams are born and legends are made. Travel in ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Private Tour: Los Angeles Helicopter Ride with Rooftop Landing, Los Angeles, City Tours
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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
6-Hour Los Angeles City Tour, Los Angeles, Private Sightseeing Tours
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6-Hour Los Angeles City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 141 Reviews

Experience the most comprehensive tour of Los Angeles in this 6-hour, 5-stop trip. Visit popular sites, including Venice Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, the ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00

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