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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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"hollywood sign"
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"solar system"
in 214 reviews
"tesla coil"
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"planetarium shows"
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"rebel without a cause"
in 199 reviews
"leonard nimoy"
in 106 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 122 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 165 reviews
"view of los angeles"
in 131 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 106 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 133 reviews
"walk up"
in 147 reviews
"beautiful building"
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"great place to visit"
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"worth the trip"
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"hollywood hills"
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"la area"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent an afternoon enjoying what this observatory offers, great views, nice park and trails. I definitely recommend it.

Thank Marcial G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is to must visit. All area is clean, the vie of LA and Hollywood sigh is just amazing. Inside the observatory is so much to see and the shows are really good. DASHH bus takes you up there and back for 1$ and...More

Thank Dasha B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So we finished with a conference in San Diego and booted our way up to LA. We wanted to make the most of our time, so we stopped at the Griffith Observatory. Got there really late, but after the trek up the hill it was...More

Thank DanGold
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Must visit place in Los Angeles. View is fantastic from Hollywood Hill to Newport Beach. But more importantly, this is a place for junior and high school students to visit and learn more about the universe. Visit the place at night is also very interesting....More

Thank khanhphotolab
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The observatory wasn't open. We weren't sure why but the views were unmissable. Easy to get to using a dash bus whoch was very cheap and a must do if u visit LA and can't or don't want to hike to the Hollywood sign!

Thank MsWorldExplorer
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Reviewed 3 days ago

High up with great views, this is well worth a trip and look around this magnificent sight and walk around

Thank 773Gareth
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we went it was Martin Luther King Day so the observatory was closed but the views from the grounds were amazing. Definitely recommend going here if you have the chance. I plan on returning to do the observatory. Walking from there to the Hollywood...More

Thank Blue_Diamond21
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great view, parking is affordable ($4 an hour). You have to get there early if you want close parking. Otherwise you're walking quite a ways up to the observatory. It gets a really busy around sunset.

1  Thank Jodi S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing view of the city. Night view is breathtaking. Shows are just awesome. One of their kinds. I saw all 3 of them. Favorite was Centered in the Universe. Kids will love this place too. So many interesting models at display.

Thank Ankur S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good points: + free admission. + great view of the city, including the Hollywood sign. Tips: - park at the base near the Greek theatre, parking is free and is an easy 10mins hike up.

1  Thank ATravelingSushi
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Lisa-F1288
20 January 2018|
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Response from orlandosheraton | Reviewed this property |
last visit was in November. Usually really busy especially at times like sunset which is excellent to see. Not sure about sunrise from here if it is as good.The approach roads are steep and now charge to park. If you can't... More
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ktflisa
18 January 2018|
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Response from Marshall P | Reviewed this property |
It is closed for cleaning on mondays. All other days are good to go. Obliviously more busy on weekend.
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jcrabster
4 January 2018|
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The BEST time to go and see is between 8pm and 11pm. Most peaceful most quiet and not a lot of pollution in the air to where you can actually see the Hollywood sign.
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