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Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., at Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
Phone Number:
+1 213-473-0800
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A public observatory owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles for the...

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 Los Angeles basin. Admission and parking are free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads.

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Great views planetarium hikes historical educational just fun Even a spot for the family picnic Bring you scouts or student Also a great view of the city

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great views planetarium hikes historical educational just fun Even a spot for the family picnic Bring you scouts or student Also a great view of the city

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Thank Steven A
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the observatory and it's grounds are very well looked after but very busy we went up here about 10am on a Saturday and it was just insanely busy, we didn't end up going into the observatory because of how busy it was but the views of the city and hollywood sign made it worth the drive.

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Thank Mr Benson W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For the most part it's a very friendly place for any person to relax the staff are very friendly and I can tell there's nothing better than spend time with your self and put your thoughts together!i will recommend this place

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came here during our girls' trip to LA because we found out that we could see the Hollywood sign from the Griffith Observatory. Admission is free. There is parking but it was full (the additional parking was full too). Like everyone else, we had to park to the side of the road down the hill and walk - hike... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I read on here that this was an excellent place to go to get a good view of the Hollywood sign which it was. The only thing was that no one told us it wasn't lit up a night. :-( Went on a Saturday night around 10pm. It was pretty packed. We had to walk a long ways uphill to... More 

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We made it just as the sun was setting - the most busy time but absolutely soul stirring! We used the telescope (though we queued for 30 mins for it) but the absolute highlight was the show - the Valkyries for less than $20. Loved being in the planetarium, great informative show, and I've since learnt it's where some scenes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Griffith Observatory provides great views of the city and mainly about the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles.

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San Diego, California
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This is a great place to go if you are in the area! See the shows!!!!!! All of them are good. Also great view of la.

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Enjoyed the drive to see Griffith Observatory. Great the see the actual landmark that you always see when watching TV.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Griffith Observatory can still keep you captive with it's views, hiking trails and the Observatory itself. You can step right into the location where some of Rebel Without a Cause scenes were shot. There is a statue of James Dean too. Beautiful location. It gets busy on the weekends so plan accordingly.

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