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Address: 3701 W 119th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250-3217
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Monument on the former location of the Wilson home commemorating the Beach...

Monument on the former location of the Wilson home commemorating the Beach Boys

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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... read more

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Vail, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 of them holding the surfboard. Their songs are listed along with the original Beach Boy... More 

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Hawthorne, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 appreciation and effort to this much deserved monument!!

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Hawthorne, California
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Reviewed 13 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 is. Make a left on 120th, a right on Crenshaw, and you'll see their first... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 to picture the boys practicing at their home. It is in a neighborhood and the... More 

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Thank nwb
Del Mar, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 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.

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Hawthorne, California
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The house is gone and the remaining monument to the Beach Boys does recall so many songs and memories from Hawthorne High to the now run down Frosty Freeze that patterns their memory.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Beach Boys Monument was on my to-do list for this trip to the L.A. area. I'm surprised I haven't gotten to it sooner. Dedicated in 2005, the monument pays tribute to America's Band, and is erected on the site of the Wilson brothers' childhood home on the corner of 119th Street and Kornblum Avenue. When the Century freeway was... More 

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Anaheim CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Found on the outside curve of two small city streets, unimposing. Saw names i knew in the memory bricks that support the medellion/reliefs. Glad i stopped and remembered walking the area as a teen before the freeway changed the section. Was glad to go to the HAWTHORNE MUSEUM in the old Police Station by the City Library... now that was... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Stayed near by in a Hotel and had seen this Landmark when I had a walk. Was quite interesting to see where some of the boys

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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Now that you've seen the picture..... you've seen it. Being a big beach boy fan I traveled over there to see what it was. So unimpressed. Sorry I really wanted to say something better about it.

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