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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
+1 213-473-0800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was such a neat place. It had a little bit of a lot of different stuff, if nothing else the location to see the city and Hollywood sign. We saw a show at the planetarium and it was not what I expected, but was...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We took our 6 year old to the Griffith Observatory. We enjoyed the view of LA and history of the observatory, and the show inside.

Thank Christine K
Reviewed yesterday

I thought that by going here you could look into the actual telescopes..Nope. Never. They put on a fake show for you, and then you are left to wander around alone. It is very crowded, incredibly boring, and overrated. If it isn't a clear day...More

Thank D D
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went here in July and it was amazing, very interesting subjects and exhibits too. I also loved the view from here of Los Angeles, I also thought it was funny Leonard Nimoy was in the short film about Griffith Observatory. Also the Telsa toil...More

Thank Iron M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the Griffith Observatory on a Saturday which was only because we had no other choice. If possible, go on a weekday! It was extremely busy - both people and vehicles. To start, parking close to the observatory costs $6 per hour. If...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you don't end up going into the Observatory, hiking up through the forest at Griffith Park and through the desert to the top is breathtaking and a nice change from the Californian suburbs.

Thank abarnes1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have been going since I was a little kid and have loved it every time. Exterior and interior used in films - The film, "Rebel Without A Cause", is a good physical introduction. And be sure to go to the star-show inside. Believe it takes...More

Thank kenshermanassociates
Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to go to the observatory but there was no parking near the top so we parked and hiked up. Other than being a very hot day it was a good hike. Pretty much straight up! Beautiful views from up there. Also, spent 5he...More

Thank sarahrU7015YX
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If there's one place you have to go when in LA, this is the place. With a breathtaking wiew of all of Los Angeles Angeles really close to the Hollywood sign. Seen our both at daytime and night, and I prefer to see it after...More

Thank Jorgened
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was extremely excited to see LA from the Observatory. We parked at the bottom parking lot and hiked up to the top. I would definitely suggest taking the shuttle up if you are not a hiker. My teenagers were not prepared so they complained...More

1  Thank Cassie P
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Daeman M
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Stefanie M | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Well, I would go just before sunset! You will be rewarded with amazing views and then have the opportunity to use the telescope to look into the night sky. Be prepared to walk a little, as the observatory carpark is... More
August 12, 2018|
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Response from Cliffy930 | Reviewed this property |
No tickets needed. It's free and even the parking is free.