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Griffith Observatory

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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

View of city from this place is nice. There is lot to learn. Nicely made and everything is well explained.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mukeshg9
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From here, you have a great view of the Hollywood sign, and of LA. Inside there was a lot of exhibits.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank X7448EUpeterm
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was truly a pleasure to visit the Griffith Observatory. This was my first ever visit and it certainly won’t be my last. I will make sure Griffith Observatory is on my list of things to do every time I visit LA. The beautiful sights,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ViewsFromTheSis
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very informative and educational, great for family. The Tesla Coil is a must see. Love the view from every corner.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank W0nderW0nder
Reviewed 2 days ago

Griffith Park Observatory has one of the best views of Los Angeles. Amazing to see the entire city and the sunsets are the best. Plus at night you can go to the observatory section and look into the telescope to see the planets at night,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LAsunnygal
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After a relatively short hike up the muddy trails I was greeted with stunning views. I can’t wait to explore the rest of the park.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pseudocajun
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When we went there both telescopes were under construction however we still had a great time. The whole Los Angeles in under your feet. It is especially special at nights, with the city lights. But in day time, you can see the Hollywood sign.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AlaraAygen
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit and stunning views of LA. We visited as part of an LA tour and definitely was not disappointed. So glad we went.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andy P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on a cooler weeknight in LA thinking that it would not be that crowded. Yikes! We were wrong. Even thought it was packed you still can’t beat the beauty of the place. The views were amazing at night. The interactive displays were very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Krissyalx
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good for group or individual outing. Fun, entertaining, and educational. A little bit of hiking thrown in for good measure.check out the laser show.

Date of experience: February 2019
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February 4, 2019|
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Response from Rich A | Reviewed this property |
Paid parking is all along the road $8 as well as in a good-sized lot right next to the Observatory less than 50 yards from the entrance.
January 24, 2019|
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Response from HawaiianIrishgirl | Reviewed this property |
Hi thank you for reaching out ! I would suggest always attending anything in Los Angeles earlier in the day. Crowds can get pretty filled up quickly and in order to see one of the planetarium shows you would want to be... More
November 18, 2018|
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Response from LearnersPermit | Reviewed this property |
The Hollywood sign is fenced off a good distance from the sign. It is a Trespassing offense to go to the sign. There are some good spots in the main tourist areas for viewing the sign.