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Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
Phone Number:
+1 213-473-0800
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10:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A public observatory owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles for the...

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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Incredible view and interesting attractions

The view of LA from the Observatory is amazing. A must see when in LA. You also get a lovely view of the Hollywood sign. The Observatory itself is very interesting with lots of... read more

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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The view of LA from the Observatory is amazing. A must see when in LA. You also get a lovely view of the Hollywood sign. The Observatory itself is very interesting with lots of exhibits and demonstrations. A must do is watch a movie in the planetarium- it is spectacular and the highlight of the observatory! We parked around 30... More 

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Great views of the Hollywood sign and of Los Angeles and definetly an educational visit for groups and families (make time to visit the planetarium) but the fact it is next to impossible to park (We had to park down the hill and make our way up for about 20 minutes) it does put you off from it

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Visit is spritual as well as educational. So much to learn about facts that in schools stay abstract become concrete here. Excellent presentations on elements and their combinations, time and space. The use of the building in movies make it a must visit on the LA tours list.

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Wow the city views from here are amazing! Definitely worth a visit also the inside is very informational with a lot of things to walk around and look at

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view here was breathtaking and got some fantastic photos with the hollywood sign in the background. The observatory itself is educational and the cafe has some great options to sit with a view and have a coffee.

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Whether it's for a date night, to show family and friends who are visiting the area, or simply to hike around and get some great LA views, Griffith is always a crowd pleaser. There is a small lot at the top for parking and areas near the top to park, but definitely plan for a small trek to the entrance... More 

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We found out about them gem the night before our last day in LA. Wished we would have had more time to hike some of the trails. The view of the city from the Observatory was amazing!! Lots to do within Griffith Park, check it out!

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What a great experience we had here at the Griffith Observotory. We were able to take a couple of good pictures, see the Hollywood sign (which btw was the ultimate for me) a must do when visiting LA

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We visited Griffith Observatory twice in one day! During the daytime, we hiked up the trail, which was much more difficult than it seemed. We had to take a couple of breaks to catch our breath! But by the time we reached the observatory, it was so worth it! The view of the mountains and the city were stunning! There... More 

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Well Griffith Observatory is definitely something you should not miss if in LA. The observatory offers breathtaking views of the city and at night you can actually see through the telescopes too ! There are plenty of cool things to see inside the observatory i.e. the Fucul Pendulum and the Telsla coil etc. It is a must visit for science... More 

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