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Capitol Records Building

1750 Vine St, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028-5209
+1 323-462-6252
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Even though this famous recording studio is not open to the public, it is worth a visit to gaze at its unique circular design, which looks like a stack of old 45s.
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1750 Vine St, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028-5209
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Capitol Records is iconic. It would be really cool if they had tours, but it is an open business. The shape of the old 45 record and the needle up on top, when you point it out you will get ooohs and aahs. Photos are...More

Thank saw55
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

This place does not disappoint. I had seen it from the freeway many times but never up close. It was worth a peek. Wish I could have seen the inside. But very cool.

Thank siropderable
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Swung by as a part of my day-long tour. The building is a site to behold. It's circular structure is a first of its kind and represents a stack of records on a record player.

Thank Leaving_Samsara
Reviewed August 13, 2017

....and deep down, isn't that all of us? I'm 61 but my tastes in music is much older than that due to influences from my mother and my babysitter. So if you are a music history buff. Or if you like American popular jazz like...More

2  Thank JerryPPhoenix
Reviewed June 24, 2017

A must do photo opportunity when you're in Hollywood, especially for a Beatles fan like myself. It's not hard to find as the Walk Of Fame stars go past, with the solo Beatles stars being right outside. Make the effort

1  Thank newspapertaxi
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This iconic Round building was nice to see, and snap a couple pics. I don't believe tours of the building are offered, but it was cool to see a piece of history.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Stopped by this building on a tour. It was fun to see but that is really all you can do is see it from the outside. The tour guide told some interesting history and stories about it.

Thank OnTheRoadAgain1056
Reviewed October 21, 2016

We saw it from a wide variety of perspectives on our travels around L.A. - and always appreciated seeing it. Charm, character and a whole lot of history.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed August 9, 2016

A bit of a walk from Hollywood boulevard (slightly iffy neighbourhood), do it in daylight. Well worth the walk and its still looking fabulous after all these years, great photo place.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed August 4, 2016

There was a time when this was a must see LA icon. However, there are now many round buildings and records are more known for accomplishments than music. Still I was excited to see this building on our Hollywood tour because of its history. Again,...More

Thank Grover R
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