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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
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Reviewed today via mobile

I first learned about this place from watching Rebel Without a Cause years back and I always wanted to see it. Roll forward 30 something years and it happened. Our initial attempt at visiting was on a typical late summer evening in the hire car...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited the observatory for the infamous Hollywood sign to take pictures. The observatory itself was nice, full of space exhibits and shows to watch if you buy a ticket. We just walked through to see everything. Took alot of pictures for the views. Would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Manda R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the Observatory today and had a fantastic time. There is so much to see and the view is just amazing. We parked down by the Greek Theatre and they have shuttle buses that will take you up to the top for 50...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DebbieNH
Reviewed yesterday

Maps are not necessary, but good walking shoes will help you ENJOY this hilltop view of the city and beyond. Food options are still lacking and I highly recommend BYO~whatever you need. Great place to start or end a date night or you can picnic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jb321gone
Reviewed yesterday

Very beautiful view of DTLA, inside u can purchase a ticket of $5 tickets to learn about the universe as the speaker speak through the mic. hard to find parking , however take bus upto the top was like 75 cents each person.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sreng L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Griffith Park and walked down the trails. Park was very clean and bathrooms were nice. You could see the Hollywood sign and look down on LA to see everything! A great visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AmandaC2370
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On your tour of LA, the observatory is iconic from many movies you have seen as well as educational if you have grown up in SoCal. On a clear day the view is amazing, you are able to see downtown to the ocean!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank zapprint
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just breathtaking. Loved it. The breeze was great. Great place for hike and picnic. First time in LA and it was great.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank khristinaa2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great spot for watching the sunset - we came in Jann around 5pm and managed to catch beautiful views of Los Angeles - you really do feel like on a movie scene. Some scenes of La La Land were filmed here (dancing scene), so worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vatel2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beside seeing the stars u can see the Hollywood signcloser and the whole city view. Relaxing and windy. There are educational exhibits about astronomy and science. There is a show so worth checking it out !

Date of experience: December 2018
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hfdad
19 November 2018|
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Response from Hay_Elen | Reviewed this property |
You can see the "Hollywood" from there. There is very beautiful view. But I don't know is there hiking tours or no.
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daemanm
16 August 2018|
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Response from charlesodonnell | Reviewed this property |
If you go just before sunset, you will get the best of both options.
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daemanm
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.
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