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Top-Rated Hollywood Boulevard Attractions You Should Never Miss

Deepa Kartha Jul 15, 2019
Want to be enamored by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood? Visit Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, the city synonymous to Hollywood. Encompassing museums, theaters, other interesting attractions and the occasional celebrity sighting, there is a lot to see and do at Hollywood Blvd.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame

A sidewalk attraction, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is where you would find brass and terrazzo stars dedicated to celebrities embedded on the sidewalk.

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Covering a distance of 15 blocks, the Walk of Fame stretches from Yucca Street to Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street to La Brea Avenue and has more than 2600 stars of celebrities from different fields.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

You may or may not spot your favorite actors at Hollywood Boulevard. However, do not miss the chance to take pictures with their wax models at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
Madame Tussauds Museum has more than 115 real size replicas of famous movie stars including Leonardo di Caprio, Johnny Depp, Michael Jackson, Madonna, etc. Exhibits are based on some interesting themes like pop icons, red carpet, famous athletes, action heroes and movie characters.

Dolby Theater

Venue for America's prestigious award show, the Academy Awards (or Oscar), the Dolby Theater (previously known as the Kodak Theater) is not only stylish but also technologically advanced.
Although you cannot be a guest at the Academy Awards, you can watch some interesting music concerts, comedy shows and ballets at the Dolby Theater during the weekend.

Grauman's Chinese Theater

Nothing screams Hollywood at Hollywood Blvd., more than Grauman's Chinese Theater. Home to a glamorous Chinese-style movie theater, complete with ornate designs and a red curtain that opens when the film begins, here you can have a unique movie viewing experience. It also houses one of the largest, state-of-the-art IMAX theater.
One of the most interesting attractions here is the forecourt that houses the hand and footprints of movie stars like Robert de Niro, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Nicholson, etc. The place also has some other unique prints like the dreadlocks of Whoopi Goldberg and the nose of Jimmy Durante.

Hollywood Museum

Learn about the 100 years history of the film industry at the Hollywood Museum. The museum houses more than 10,000 memorabilia like costumes, photographs, posters and props from major Hollywood movies. Exhibits of cult horror movies like Frankenstein, Silence of the Lambs, Elvira - Mistress of the Dark and Vampira can be found in the basement.
Hollywood Museum stands in the place of the cosmetic company Max Factor. A separate section of the museum is dedicated to great Hollywood makeup artist, Max Factor, who was known for creating the iconic looks of several movie stars. One of the major attractions of this section is his restored makeup rooms.

Hollywood Wax Museum

The oldest wax museum in the USA, the Hollywood Wax Museum has been attracting visitors since 1965. Life-size statues of movie stars, television actors, pop icons and sports persons can be found here. Visiting the museum is like going for a movie premier or an A-list party. Do not miss the chance to bask in the glory of meeting famous personalities.

Hollywood and Highland Center

Typically, a place where people start their tour of Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood and Highland Center is home to the Dolby Theater and TCL Chinese Theater. It is also a hot spot for entertainment, shopping, fine dining and amazing nightlife.
Go shopping and have fun at Hollywood and Highland Center that has more than 70 branded stores, play at the bowling alley, enjoy dining at any of the 25 restaurants and dance the night away at the nightclub here.