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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 today

Beautiful views from Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign. My friend and I were surprised that the entrance was free! Amazing things to see inside. Great to spend an afternoon after a walk to the top of the hill.

Thank IvyDrum
Reviewed today

Let's face it, you probably come here for the view from high up on the hillside and it's definitely worth your while. But the observatory also has a very interesting exhibition on astronomy and physics, with some fun experiments for kids. The café is a...More

Thank johnseverinson
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love this place especially at night! You get to see the whole city lit up at night from above it’s amazing! If you haven’t visited I highly recommend you to do so. I have been here during the day time but it’s not the...More

Thank edgarskates
Reviewed yesterday

Interesting info on time and space, great view of LA, and if you are into the movies, fun to think of all the scenes that have taken place here.

Thank Culture638117
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Griffith Observatory in October on our short trip to LA. Must say this place is amazing. Kids enjoyed the visit, this place is full of information. If you want to take picture of Hollywood sign then it is a good place and a...More

Thank poojak979
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped by on my last trip in oct 2018, well worth it. Parked for free about 1-1.5km down the hill. The on site cafe had some nice food. The views of LA you get from this place is unbeatable. If u have time, make sure...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow the views are spectacular you would not be disappointed to add this to your must visits,we went just as the sun was setting against the Hollywood sign it was magical & yes you can take great photos perfect name the city of lights as...More

Thank 659is
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our visit to the Griffith Observatory was not just about the view from the top but we explored the Observatory and enjoyed the exhibits which are free and we watched two planetarium shows which were brilliant, these are US$7 per adult and each last 30...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an interesting place to visit. The Griffith Observatory has wonderful space and science related displays, including a planetarium. The building itself is a beauty built in the Greek revival style. We chose to visit in the late afternoon, so we could see the Hollywood...More

Thank whatsonwatsons
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here during the day and it was totally worth it. The view of Los Angeles is to die for and there are trails nearby where you can hike towards the Hollywood sign. Great time!

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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.