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Beach Boys Monument

3701 W 119th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250-3217
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Fan of "The Beach Boys" or just love the music? Worth a quick stop!

The Beach Boys Monument in Hawthorne, California, commemorates the site of the childhood home of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Akisato S
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Clearfield, Utah
Interesting Plaque

I visited the Beach Boys plaque located where their house once stood in Hawthorne, CA. It is along... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Metrotorrance
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Torrance, California
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Monument on the former location of the Wilson home commemorating the Beach Boys
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“freeway” (12 reviews)
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3701 W 119th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250-3217
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Beach Boys Monument in Hawthorne, California, commemorates the site of the childhood home of brothers Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, who formed the band "The Beach Boys" with their cousin Mike Love and their friend Al Jardine. The monument marks the former location of...More

Thank Akisato S
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

I visited the Beach Boys plaque located where their house once stood in Hawthorne, CA. It is along side a freeway wall. The plaque is interesting, but parts of it are starting to detoriate due to age and neglect. The location is very difficult to...More

Thank Metrotorrance
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

If you love Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, search this out and stand where music was made that changed the world! Urban renewal and a freeway took down the Wilson home but nothing can destroy the music history that began here!

Thank El_Gringo_Hombre
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A must for a die hard beach boys fan! So cool! You can easily spend as much time there as you want. It's just a cool roadside monument!

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I think the monument is long overdue, a nice stop along your trip. It is located near where they lived growing up, by the Hawthorne Airport. Your visit wouldn't take more then a few minutes, as it is a small brick wall with a carving...More

Thank Suezleque7
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We drove over to Hawthorne to visit the Beach Boys Monument before boarding a cruise ship. It's located close to where the house where they grew up. The house was demolished to make room for the freeway. It has a relief of the "famous" picture...More

Thank VailAZTraveler
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt the Beach Boys are loved by millions! I live in the area and see many a fan visiting the memorial!! Now, I know we are in a drought... however, in my opinion the City of Hawthorne could give the Beach Boys more...More

Thank BillyWilly2014
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

It is a dedication wall to the beach boys, blocks in the wall have their song titles. If your nearby, its worth a look. Plan on 5-10 minutes for picture taking and viewing.If your there, the Hawthorne airport is down the street, where Space X...More

Thank Albert L
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have loved the Beach Boys for their entire history so I have always wanted to visit this monument. It's small little plaque at the site where the Wilson family once stood before being torn down for a freeway. You have to use your imagination...More

Thank nwb
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great way to explain the past with your children. Most people don't know the Beach Boys childhood home doesn't exist anymore. Most people will be surprised what the county did with the land instead of making their house a landmark.

Thank C380BJmichaelg
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