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Griffith Observatory

Closed Now: 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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A public observatory owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles for the benefit of all. Located in on Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, the Observatory offers a planetarium, exhibits, public telescopes, cafe, bookstore, and the best views of the...more
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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
+1 213-473-0800
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Reviewed yesterday

Beside seeing the stars u can see the Hollywood signcloser and the whole city view. Relaxing and windy. There are educational exhibits about astronomy and science. There is a show so worth checking it out !

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shirleyho13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived on a Friday night in January to a full moon and clear skies. The view was spectacular and the crowds were manageable. Unfortunately all the car parks close to the observatory had car park full signs so we parked a long way away,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carisbrook77
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not an OMG place, but always a good trip and always something a bit different to see. Great for families, for hanging out with friends, and even for a date night. Beautiful views of the city and the skies, plus you may learn a thing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robertwX2677ZI
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited the place with my wife and little son and we all had a great day. To start with how beautiful the landscape is at the Griffith park. Entrance at the park and the observatory is free and they also offer free parking spots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pedromE6613EP
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Observatory is the place to go if you want the best view of Los Angeles! You can see the Hollywood sign, the city lights, and a killer view if you go at sunset. Inside the observatory you can check out all the cool gidgets...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jenniferfix
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best view of the city of Los Angeles, beautiful building inside, greatnplace to gomfor scenery and pictures of the city

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 49mariaisabelv
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is so much to do here. We watched a live show and it was cool. My son really enjoyed it and that’s what really matters. Myself I already enjoy astronomy, so for my son to like it, that made it worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J_Terhune
Reviewed 3 days ago

When I got to the observatory I saw a lot of new couples, maybe on their first dates. After the visit I could understand why. The place is incredibly inspiring, with lots of information about science, the space, the evolution and with a complimentary view...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DayseEstevam
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Griffith Observatory is great place to take your kids! Griffith Park has Trains, horseback rides and a Carousel! Not to mention hiking trails! Take a picnic lunch and sit under the trees and enjoy the afternoon.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Laura C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is closed on Mondays. We decided to drive up anyway. Note some roads are restricted. The lake and top were awesome as it was raining. The views were really great! We did not want into the Observatory.

Date of experience: January 2019
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November 18, 2018|
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Response from Hay_Elen | Reviewed this property |
You can see the "Hollywood" from there. There is very beautiful view. But I don't know is there hiking tours or no.
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August 15, 2018|
Response from charlesodonnell | Reviewed this property |
If you go just before sunset, you will get the best of both options.
August 15, 2018|
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Response from 950nakiaa | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I recommend that you go an hour before your scheduled time to be there.