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Los Angeles, California: Hollywood Sign

Built in 1923 (and covered in blinking lights) as "HOLLYWOODLAND," an advertisement for an adjacent subdivision. Now just "HOLLYWOOD," adopted symbol of the movie industry. Nearly fell down in the 1970s, but has since been maintained and protected.

Lake Hollywood Park

Address:
3160 Canyon Lake Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Directions:
The closest you can get for a good snapshot is Lake Hollywood Park, which is on the east side of Canyon Lake Drive, just north of its intersection with Mulholland Hwy.
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Hollywood sign.

Hollywood Sign

A great place to view the Hollywood sign is at the Lake Hollywood Dog Park (3202 Canyon Lake Dr). You can take pictures from the park. There is also a hiking trail you can follow or a nearby road that you can drive up, to get closer to the Hollywood Sign.

[Kest0202, 07/14/2016]

Hollywood sign.

The Hollywood Sign

There are several places to view the Hollywood sign. The Griffith Park Observatory is one option. There are several trail options in the area that offer lovely views, however they're all so dusty. If you're looking to not get dust all over your outfit and rocks in your shoes then I suggest viewing it from the Hollywood and Highland Center Mall. There's a nice little lookout to the rear. There's easy access to AC, bathrooms and drinks and more centrally located to other fun.

[Mallory Billings, 04/10/2015]

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