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Griffith Observatory

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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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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
+1 213-473-0800
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing view to Los Angeles. Main room have interesting shows. Do not miss TESLA effect and telescope view at the roof of the observatory. Nice pictures was taken with Los Angeles general view and Hollywood sign. Do not miss that!!!

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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of my favorite places in Los Angeles to come as a resident and when showing visitors around town. No matter the time of year, you're sure to enjoy the visit. The views of LA, including downtown and the Hollywood sign, as fantastic....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did enjoy this and the view is stunning, but it is so busy and quite hard to get to in an Uber depending on when you go. Worth the visit, but take your patience with you. We took an Uber there and the bus...More

Thank CindyLyn
Reviewed 2 days ago

I came late at night (approx : 8 pm), you can see the entire city of Los angeles. it is beautiful sight

Thank DanielF9392
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Griffith Park Observatory is a very nice place to go, BUT... This is a classic example of something made over popular by written tour guides. If you have ten days in LA i would not put this on your list as it is clearly...More

1  Thank EdBannister
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must visit in Los Angeles because it is so definitively iconic. It's perched on the edge of a Hollywood Hills promontory so the views are spectacular! I've been in 40+ countries and still recommend this. And spend some time inside. If you...More

Thank MediaByte
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful views from Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign. My friend and I were surprised that the entrance was free! Amazing things to see inside. Great to spend an afternoon after a walk to the top of the hill.

Thank IvyDrum
Reviewed 2 days ago

Let's face it, you probably come here for the view from high up on the hillside and it's definitely worth your while. But the observatory also has a very interesting exhibition on astronomy and physics, with some fun experiments for kids. The café is a...More

Thank johnseverinson
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love this place especially at night! You get to see the whole city lit up at night from above it’s amazing! If you haven’t visited I highly recommend you to do so. I have been here during the day time but it’s not the...More

Thank edgarskates
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting info on time and space, great view of LA, and if you are into the movies, fun to think of all the scenes that have taken place here.

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19 November 2018|
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Response from EdBannister | Reviewed this property |
If you choose to walk on the south side of the hollywood hills you should only plan on doing so from December to March. They are hot and dry the rest of the year. I have walked thousands of miles in California, but would... More
16 August 2018|
Response from charlesodonnell | Reviewed this property |
If you go just before sunset, you will get the best of both options.
16 August 2018|
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Response from 950nakiaa | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I recommend that you go an hour before your scheduled time to be there.