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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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Great destination. Very busy on weekends. Can Uber but beware signal is weak up there. Impressive observatory and equipment. Would be nice if they had shuttles from there to various points in the park.
The up side of the Griffith observatory is that it affords a great view and has a nice museum. There is friendly staff to answer your questions. The down side is the price of parking and throngs of people there for selfies. Try to come...More
Going on the weekend you need to plan on how busy the facility will be. There is tons of parking but don't plan on getting close unless you go very early. We went midday and the cars were parked down the hill and in surrounding...More
Gotta admit, i am an Observatory, LA, Architecture Geek, and this place didn't let me down. Even if you are not into Observatories (don't science much, dude?), you should come for the views. Expansive 360-degree views from the San Fernando Valley, to the San Gabriel...More
It's worth the $8 to park further up closer to the observatory, unless you want to hike before getting there and park for free at the bottom. We had visited on one of the first sunny days after a week of rain. The views were...More
Parking is 8 dollars an hour. We tried to get the free parking in the park below, but the girl directing traffic wouldn't let us in (I don't know why, it was only about half full), and directed us to paid parking. When we got...More
We parked at the bottom and walked up the hill Great walk and the wither was brisk but clear
The view is spectacular and it just a great place to walk the grounds. when you get inside there a lot if good thinks to see...More
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the observatory with our kids aged 6 & 8, and stayed much longer than anticipated. We parked near the Greek theatre and caught the shuttle for $0.50 each- very convenient! Views of the Hollywood sign, downtown LA and sprawling...More
Response from HawaiianIrishgirl | Reviewed this property |
Hi thank you for reaching out ! I would suggest always attending anything in Los Angeles earlier in the day. Crowds can get pretty filled up quickly and in order to see one of the planetarium shows you would want to be... More
Hi thank you for reaching out ! I would suggest always attending anything in Los Angeles earlier in the day. Crowds can get pretty filled up quickly and in order to see one of the planetarium shows you would want to be there earlier to be sure you get booked into one !
Enjoy your visit and seeing the stars !