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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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We went up at 9pm to see the lights of LA. What a great spot for the views, and interesting displays indoors about the stars and other stellar stuff. Take no notice of parking full matrix signs - it said full and we got one...More
I took Griffith Park this summer. I admired the Griffith Observatory and I took many pictures.The building combines Greek and Beaux-Arts influences, and the exterior is embellished with the Greek key pattern.The building has an observatory, exhibit hall, and planetarium
The planetarium is a theatre...More
The views during the day include great photo ops for the Hollywood sign. The Hollywood sign is not lit up at night, but view of LA at night is breathtaking. The parking is $6 and NO admission inside the observatory. It warms my heart that...More
We had a 30 min stop on our tour... Really great views of L.A. and probably the closest you will get to the HOLLYWOOD sign.. I wish we would have stopped while the Observatory was open, we may have to go back just to do...More
Absolutely amazing and awesome views over L.A. ITS FREE to go into the museum and observatory and has a FREE SHOW as well. A must see as its a fun day out for all. There are also plenty if hiking trails around the observatory. You...More
If your looking for a place to take your children for some education, this is a great place. Spend the day and pack a picnic. Great just for singles and couples as well. Enjoy the views. Bring a camera and take lots of photos.
We got an uber there so didn't have to worry about parking, the views were amazing from all angles! If you have spare time definitely worth a visit. You can also learn alot about space inside and there is a cafe and gift shop. There...More
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Hi! Well, I would go just before sunset! You will be rewarded with amazing views and then have the opportunity to use the telescope to look into the night sky. Be prepared to walk a little, as the observatory carpark is... More
Hi! Well, I would go just before sunset! You will be rewarded with amazing views and then have the opportunity to use the telescope to look into the night sky. Be prepared to walk a little, as the observatory carpark is usually full. Best would probably be carshare or public transport as the parking costs 8 dollars per hour.