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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 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening here; looked at the exhibitions, looked through a number of telescopes. The best bit about this place are the views of LA at night, the view is stunning. The place was busy with many families and groups of friends enjoying what...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OriginalSoulGirl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view if the city was incredible! The skies were sooo clear that the ocean was visible. The observatory is incredible. The kids were amazed (6,8,10) by the way the solar system was displayed. A must for everyone. You learn so much

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

A must visit. Surely it will enlighten us with Never known knowledge about space and astronomy. A lifetime experience it has been.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank indrajit2002
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Used to be a great place to visit and hike now is a nightmare to get to the top and park anywhere. On weekends don't even try.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nick77431
Reviewed yesterday

This is the first time we have been to an observatory. The parking arrangements are very good but have to walk a little bit. Very good informative displays and exhibitions. Great for kids and the young at heart.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BarnetHondaman
Reviewed 2 days ago

Best view of Los Angeles without much walking. Although, depending on the time of the day, weather, and luck you may have to part 5-10 minutes walk away from the attraction. Most locals don't necessarily go inside, but there are a couple educational exhibits which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had to see the NEW rebuilt Observatory and was not disappointed. A must see in Los Angeles is now even better.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting the observatory is best done on a clear day. There's no better place to get a true feeling of Los Angeles than the ramps, walkways and lookout points surrounding this building. We spent as much time outdoors gawking at the views as we did...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dbozz
Reviewed 2 days ago

Such an interesting place packed with fun things to see and experience plus a view. In the lower level, the wall of stars and galaxy's is stunning. Such a small part of the sky and yet so much is there. It definitely calibrates your/our existence...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Number9
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's got the views from the Pacific to DTLA and beyond. It's got the compelling Art Deco architecture. The observatory galleries are interactive, and the observatory telescopes are always interesting viewing both for stargazing and admiring the actual equipment. Make sure to take your guests...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.