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Griffith Observatory

2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
+1 213-473-0800
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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 Los Angeles basin. Admission is free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads.
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
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+1 213-473-0800
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"hollywood sign"
in 3,323 reviews
"solar system"
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"tesla coil"
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"planetarium shows"
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"rebel without a cause"
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"leonard nimoy"
in 108 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 126 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 174 reviews
"view of los angeles"
in 129 reviews
"parking spot"
in 147 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 112 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 140 reviews
"walk up"
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"beautiful building"
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"great place to visit"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a nice stop on our tour of LA. It’s a great place to see the Hollywood sign and a birds eye view of the city.

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Reviewed yesterday

It was about 55 years ago the first time I came here and they have done a great job of keeping it current and up-to-date. AND it is free! I took the Red Line from Union station and got off at the Vermont/Sunset station. There...More

Thank Al W
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Reviewed yesterday

We didn't actually go into the building, but instead we walked around the beautiful property to see many different amazing views of: LA, the Hollywood sign and the mountains. Even though the building opens at noon you can still drive up to it and park...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We would have never thought to do this. The view was fantastic. On clear evenings they let you look through the telescope. Be prepared to walk up hill but it's worth it.

Thank Leftbank7
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an observatory with informational material for all ages if you’re into to this. I personally didn’t find it that interesting except the view.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went at 7pm to the observatory intending to join the walking tour held each month and listen to the guide but it was so very busy that we decided to just do our own thing. Parking was a little crazy as it was so...More

Thank Zavarony
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We will definitely be back. Got here late but we were able to see the beautiful city and Hollywood sign from the top of the city(or so it seems). I would recommend anyone see this. It will definitely be crowded but worth it. We were...More

Thank Lanesa79
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went here with my daughter. We had a blast! We also were able to see some planets with a mega telescope! Super cool spot

Thank Lynis M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can see the entire LA basin from the observatory. The hiking trails are very good and the exhibits in the observatory were interesting and informative.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I can see the Hollywood sign from the park and see famous landmarks like downtown LA and Catalina Island. The scenic views are breathtaking!

Thank Luisa7212014
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Stephanie G
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Eric Y | Reviewed this property |
Kids will love this. I felt like a kid when I went. Go during the day to get the views. Have fun.
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ebertic
June 12, 2018|
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Response from Steven H | Reviewed this property |
There was pay parking all along the road up to the Observatory. The Observatory has a paid lot. We paid 4$ an hour. The paid lot at the Observatory got full quick. I would go early
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Mel A
June 4, 2018|
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