Today marks the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s tragic death. The air of mystery that surrounded her both in life and in death makes it difficult to not be intrigued by the sex symbol. To honor her, a special exhibition of 23 candid photos of Marilyn will be on display at the Phil Stern Gallery in Los Angeles, starting today.

But if you can’t be in LA to explore the actress’s life through photographs, then check out some of these destinations and relive her most famous films:

Star in your own larger-than-life version of the The Seven Year Itch by getting a photograph with the famous 26-foot-tall Marilyn statue, which now stands in Palm Springs, CA.

Feel the thrills of the 1953 film Niagara — Marilyn’s first major film appearance — in Niagara Falls.

Take a trip to Canada to see city of Banff and Jasper National Park, where the 1954 western, River of No Return, was filmed.

Visit London for a taste of 1957’s The Prince and the Showgirl.

If the musical comedy, Let’s Make Love, has you in the mood for a little Broadway, find out how you can get cheap Broadway tickets.

Finally, learn more about the murder rumors, Marilyn’s choice spot for a weekend getaway and a glimpse of the Marilyn exhibit at the Hollywood Museum in LA.

Was Marilyn murdered? Tell us your opinion in the comments.

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