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Griffith Observatory
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US$35.00*
and up
Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Hiking Tour
Ranked #2 of 624 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Easy to hike or drive up. Can get congested and parking may be an issue. It was crowded when we went so photos were spoiled with all the other people. There are better times to visit though. It is a good walk up, good views including the Hollywood sign. Nice building and the exhibits inside are very well done. Good scientific explanations and would be very interesting to someone who understands all that stuff (and excellent for school kids). Loved the section where you could see how much you would weigh on each planet

Thank Margie M
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I've been trying to visit this place for awhile and every time I visit LA CA. I always forget, but not this time. I was so thrilled to be here. To see the Hollywood Sign and be educated at the same time about the work, earth, etc... Lots of information. This is a beautiful place for everyone. They have shuttles to drive you up if you don't want to pay to park

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Outside of this place, they have a bust of James Dean and a plaque commemorating him and the movie Rebel Without a Cause for using the Griffith Observatory as a setting for the classic American movie. It explains how this was the first movie that included an observatory in a movie, and how well it promoted this observatory. It was also in La La Land and Sandy Wexler. The Griffith Observatory is an American icon with many cool things to experience, including the planetarium. It also has an amazing view of the city of Los Angeles. This is something you have to do if you are ever in this city.

1  Thank Eric S
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Lovely views of the city on all sides and also the hollywood sign . Also u can go in to the observatory for free and look around

Thank James M
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

In the movie LA LA Land they had this place to themselves. Well imagine the exact opposite of that and you might get a sense of what your visit will be like.

Thank JohnnySong
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