Jimi Hendrix Grave Site

Jimi Hendrix Grave Site, Renton

Jimi Hendrix Grave Site
4.5
Historic Sites • Cemeteries
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Dave O
Sanford, NC265 contributions
Hendrix Grave Memorial
May 2021 • Friends
Beautiful memorial for Jimi Hendrix amazing guitar and grave marker. Stop in to view the beautiful site.
Written 13 May 2021
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contessialcook
2 contributions
Easy touristy visit.
Feb 2021 • Couples
I have been here before by myself. This time I took my partner, in the snow. It’s truly a cool place to see and experience. Easy to get to with options around for other things to experience. Worth it if you’re a fan.
Written 16 February 2021
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Old Pro
Seattle, WA2 328 contributions
Strange of course
Jul 2020
Always revered Jimi Hendrix as I am also a guitar player. It was a solemn and wonderful experience visiting his grave all these years. I think I prefer it back when it was a simple gravestone. It was a simple Granite stone with his name and the date and the grass was worn and muddied all around it from people walking and paying their respects. There were always flowers and offerings at the site.

However now, it's been turned into a bit of a temple and I don't think Hendrix would have approved. From what I understand he was a very simple down-to-earth guy. Remember, he was a hippie and really didn't care for Earthly possessions. The only reason I give this five-stars as out of my respect for the man himself. The shrine they have built is a bit ridiculous
Written 21 January 2021
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Kirk A
57 contributions
Fans show respect...you need to also
Jul 2020 • Solo
One of the best grave sites for a rock and roll star.

Part one is the memorial for someone who has touched our musical hearts. This is a very thoughtful tribute which does a fantastic job. It's not just a headstone or a crypt. It is a compact tribute which shows respect for the others laid to rest in greenwood memorial. It is also a wonderful visual display of what Jimi Hendrix was. You can see all the pictures so I'm not going to spoil the experience by describing what you'll see.

I'm intimately knowledgeable about the resting place for another guitarist Duane Allman. Many decades of experiencing a loving memorial to both Duane Allman and Berry Oakley (bassist for The Allman Brothers Band) which has now turned into the final resting place of Gregg Allman as well as Butch trucks from The Allman Brothers band. Decades of a small bit of internal family strife but of loving fans coming to pay tribute. Sometimes appropriately and sometimes inappropriately which ruined the open intimacy of the original ridge where they are buried. Now there is a large wrought iron fence around their graves which still allows for a fan to come and visit but compared to the Jimi Hendrix memorial seems to imprison those resting there. Still if you're in Macon Georgia... Central Georgia... It's well worth a visit to the site.

In contrast though the Jimi Hendrix memorial is wide open. You can walk through the cupola that provides shelter from the constant Seattle rain to read in the descriptions and see statues of very appropriate things relating to Jimi.

I really didn't notice a whole lot of security but I assume it's there in a way that respects both Jimmy and everyone else at greenwood.

the seven times I've been there there's always been some fans that traveled from a long way who get a little bit selfish about standing in the way of other people's pictures. But you know if Jimi Hendrix made a difference in your life and you traveled a long way to come see the memorial I can understand the experience being about you and Jimi and some people just completely getting lost in their experience and forgetting about others who want to have the same experience.

There's no trash, there's no leave behinds that a fan would think is cool to them that really ruins the granite finish. It seems like no one is going there in the middle of the night and drinking and even screwing as happens at other memorials....
or if there is there's someone going everyday and cleaning up whatever is left over.

All in all this is a fantastic monument to a fantastic guitar player, a pioneer of rock and roll and from what I read a good person.

So this monument is in southeast Seattle in a town called Renton. Also in downtown Seattle there is a four or five foot statue of Jimi Hendrix on his knees playing guitar which you can find by googling Jimi Hendrix statue in Seattle.

Googling Jimi Hendrix in Seattle will also get you some sights other sites that fans can go and see.

Written 26 November 2020
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Annette H
Hesperia, CA428 contributions
Very Nice
Sep 2020
Found out this was just a few miles from my hotel, it is a small memorial park and very well kept. The grave site is beautiful and visited often as you can tell from the gifts left for this legend. Only takes a few minutes if you're in the area, worth the stop
Written 4 October 2020
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AnnElizabeth97123
Wichita, KS860 contributions
Nice memorial
Sep 2020 • Family
This is a well done memorial in a cemetery. Some place to visit for Jimi Hendrix fans and anyone else too.
Written 6 September 2020
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nationalbiscuit
Cleveland, OH477 contributions
Sweet Tribute
Aug 2020
This is a lovely memorial for Jimi Hendrix and his family. I had no idea he was buried in Renton and this was a really special spot to see. It has beautiful inscriptions and small statues to commemorate a legend. Highly recommend for music fans or history buffs alike.
Written 2 September 2020
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Macreel
37 contributions
Hendrix Ho-hum
May 2020 • Solo
Not my thing, but curious, having seen it half dozen times while decorating Graves with flags for Memorial day the past few years.

I remember the fuss over the family house - local cause celebre.

Other sights are more satisfying.
Written 15 June 2020
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Trip06032020
43 contributions
Must see for the music Lover
Feb 2020
A very beautiful resting place for one of the Legends of Rock n roll, if yoyu love music and appreciate what Jimi did for rock n roll it is a must see, there are lyrics and photos that are etched in marble, very beautiful and a must see if you are in the area
Written 5 March 2020
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Grandma Cookie
Renton, WA4 contributions
Jimmy Hendrix - A Hero
Feb 2020
Jimmy Hendix' grave site is in the Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton. You can see the gravesite from Monroe Ave NE if you care to drive by this small cemetery. If you are in the area, you can't miss his grave marker - it is truly commemorative of a great musician and war veteran, who died tragically.
Written 11 February 2020
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