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Griffith Observatory

2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
+1 213-473-0800
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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 Los Angeles basin. Admission is free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads.
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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
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"hollywood sign"
in 3,232 reviews
"solar system"
in 218 reviews
"tesla coil"
in 211 reviews
"planetarium shows"
in 185 reviews
"rebel without a cause"
in 201 reviews
"leonard nimoy"
in 107 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 125 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 166 reviews
"view of los angeles"
in 127 reviews
"parking spot"
in 143 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 109 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 137 reviews
"walk up"
in 152 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 105 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 178 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 125 reviews
"hollywood hills"
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely stunning experience. Among all city attractions this one has earned its place as one of the premier tourist attractions in L.A. The place is perfect, seriously. It has such unique vibe, both during the day and at night. It is hard to describe. Simply...More

Thank Acidov
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Simply brilliant. It only cost a dollar to get to and from the observatory from Sunset and Vermont on a regular bus service. It can get quite busy so be prepared to allow extra time. The views from the top were breathtaking of Los Angeles...More

Thank Dean G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I hiked to the place, so it was free to enter. The scenery is beauitful, the museum is well maintained for the amount of traffic they get, and the cafe is...just okay. I've gone 3 times now kay for some good pictures of the sunset,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was surprised that the observatory is a cheap Uber ride away. It seemed for the hour… The visit and the view it’s self was fine. Of course seeing the Hollywood sign up close it’s pretty cool. And the valley is beautiful. I did not...More

2  Thank Nadine L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After driving well out of our way to get there, we were unable to even reach the observatory due to their being a 5 hour wait to be able to park and get inside. Not nearly enough parking or workers for the amount of visitors.

Thank JaronTip
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited observatory 2 times - during day and night. Both times the view is wonderful! Panoramic view of LA and off course Hollywood sign. Worth visiting!

Thank ZygimantasG
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place to see the world famous Hollywood sign. There is great view of Los Angeles city as well. During evenings, will be very crowded and you may not get proper parking space.

Thank Ravindra V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely walks up to the Observatory. You can wander around the outside and see the telescope for free. Never saw the planetarium , but told it was good A lovely day out, you can drive up if the walk is beyond you

Thank ChilternRugby
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Reviewed 3 days ago

lucky to visit here on a very clear day and it didn't disappoint. views for ever and great place to get orientated to city. also has planetarium. a landmark building a must see

1  Thank melcraven8102
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Why would they have this place open but you can’t see the sign cause the lights was off? The super stupid! It was a big waste of time

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Arthur T
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Response from Enrique S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it took me a bit too respond. Yes that’s correct just make sure you pay for parking
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Chrispmoto
16 March 2018|
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Response from myjaljo | Reviewed this property |
it's hit it miss. just have a backup plan in case.
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dcairns3
13 March 2018|
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Response from Lita P | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is but you need to pay! Advice park car earlier somewhere, there is a much places, only need a litle bit more to walk up!
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