Griffith Observatory with Glendale Forest Lawn and Museum of Neon Art

Griffith Observatory with Glendale Forest Lawn and Museum of Neon Art

This might seem like a strange combination, but each sight is fascinating in its own right. And they are conveniently close together! We'll start the day at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale - the LA area's largest and most famous cemetery, opened in 1906. During the growth of American cities in the 1800s, cemeteries often provided the only large green spaces for city dwellers to enjoy. Forest Lawn Glendale is certainly no exception. We'll explore its Great Mausoleum to see life-size reproductions of Michelangelo's Pieta, and Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper. Elizabeth Taylor's crypt and Poet's Windows are other stunning sights. Then we'll venture up the hill to world-renowned Forest Lawn Museum for a brief guided tour before seeing the largest religious painting in the Western Hemisphere. - the 145-foot-long The Crucifixion by Polish artist Jan Styka. The museum's statuary and exhibition - Grand Views: The Immersive World of Panoramas - will be a visual treat. 
For lunch, we'll cruise to downtown Glendale to enjoy any one of 15 restaurants at the beautiful Americana at Brand - a mixed-use shopping and dining destination built by Rick Caruso. We'll then venture across the street to visit the Museum of Neon Art for a guided tour of this iconic form of light first invented in 1902. On the way home, we'll visit one of LA's most cherished landmarks - Griffith ObservatoryAfter a brief orientation walk, you'll have 90 minutes to explore the museum (newly expanded), walkways and views. And, of course, you'll see the famous Hollywood Sign!
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