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Griffith Observatory

Opens in 27 min: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
+1 213-473-0800
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Reviewed today

This is a great location to watch the sunset and get a quick look at the Hollywood sign. We didn't go in as there was a queue, but did watch the sunset. The parking is manic and you'll need to pay to park at the...More

Thank SimonHunter
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The views from the observatory are amazing. Looking over the Hollywood Hills Hollywood sign and L.A you can see for miles. Observatory is well maintained, very educational and interactive displays. Well worth the visit.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed yesterday

LA City Tours make this easier to get to such scenic locations. The Observatory was closed however extremely vantage points to capture a good view of the Hoolywood sign.

Thank Sheral N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The setting overlooking LA couldn't be better. The observatory itself is well done, with interactive displays and is educational for all ages. Plan to spend an hour outside checking out the gorgeous views of LA the Hollywood sign, and the mountains, and then 2 hours...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here as part of a private tour of LA with a guide. Not being locals we wouldn't have known how busy it would be and the challenge of parking etc. The guide did a great job of getting us there at the right...More

Thank Gonefishingx
Reviewed 2 days ago

The observatory is amazing. It has an amazing view of all of Los Angeles. Being especially close to the Hollywood sign giving you some amazing picture opportunities near the sign. You can see Downtown LA very clearly. We spent a few hours here, totally worth...More

Thank KyleEvans815
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a Sunday and it was very crowded. We aren't from LA so we do not know if that is normal. It was the day after the fall equinox, but I do not think that had anything to do with it. So, be...More

Thank 210SATX
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I and my husband visited Griffith Observatory on September 27. Entrance is free and if you want to visit the planetarium is 6 dollars for a person. Parking costs 6 dollars per hour, but 1 hour visit its enough. Inside you can see a lot...More

Thank Yuli G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful place and really close to the Hollywood sign. So much to see, needed a longer stop here. The observatory is a work of art and is so interesting.

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the Griffith Observatory you have an amazing view over the City and the Hills. You can see the Hollywood sign, it is quite far away though.

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Daeman M
16 August 2018|
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Response from Nakia A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I recommend that you go an hour before your scheduled time to be there.
12 August 2018|
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Response from AnselmColom | Reviewed this property |
Nope. You will need a ticket to park. That’s it.