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Griffith Observatory

Closed Now: 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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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
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Reviewed yesterday

We had some time to spend there, but not enough so we will be back! Great views, neat exhibits, and live video of the sun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janet V
Reviewed yesterday

This place is amazing, I can't believe it's free! This is a must-see if you're in LA. From the views and the grounds, to the cool exhibits inside, definitely worth checking out.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the Griffith Observatory and the surrounding area. It's a great place to hang out for a few hours; quite a few "exhibits", telescopes, as well as a very nice view of the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stacyt315
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must visit spot in Los Angeles. It is a very special place. An escape from the hustle and bustle. Quiet, magical, feels like you are at the gate of a different dimension. Walking around it you would expect one of the Star Wars characters...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tzveta S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to go doesn’t cost anything except for parking at eight dollars an hour The traffic and parking situation is beyond belief on the weekends try to go weekdays and you will have a much better time enjoying the surroundings as well as the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank skillednomad
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to view across Los Angeles, the hills and out towards the ocean, especially at nighttime for sunset.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phinm91
Reviewed 2 days ago

For a quick view using the Telescopes to see the LA Views. Have A picnic lunch, or catch a Planetarium Show 12:30 Weekdays and 10:30 Weekends. it is a must do for A mind blowing experience. As a Teenager they had Pink Floyd Projected on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SolarTonyV64
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The only bad thing about this place is that they don't accept American express for the shows, in my case I only had that to pay and missed one of the exhibitions. That said: the view, the personnel, the explanations, the expositions, the facilities,EVERYTHING is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank haroldm121
Reviewed 3 days ago

Massive must if you're into view points of the city and hills. Make sure to be there at sundown and dusk – the warm wind, the views and the observatory; just amazing.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Moeller_CPH
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is definitely worth the drive at night! Best view of LA. Drive straight to the top and park well worth it! Lots of stuff to do!

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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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.