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Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., at Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
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+1 213-473-0800
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12:00 - 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 and parking are free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads.

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Beautiful place to look over the world as far as you can see

This place is amazing, it has trails and beautiful landscape. The scenery is outstanding with views that are visible to a far distance beyond the cities.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is amazing, it has trails and beautiful landscape. The scenery is outstanding with views that are visible to a far distance beyond the cities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I did not know that this is the place where they shoot "La La Land" until i saw the movie. At first we were looking for the Hollywood sign and we drive randomly up there base on Google map direction. It ended up as a place with good view and nice huge observatory building! The view from the hill is... More 

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All of Los Angeles in one picture, city that seems to have no end. There is no other view like this in whole world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went with my partner, and another couple on a Monday night. We really enjoyed the exhibits, and seeing the stars through the telescopes. There was a huge line for the main telescope on the roof, but we were told there were 3 telescopes on the front lawn that had just as good of a view, and basically no line.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We hadn't intended our visit but after fighting our way through traffic all afternoon, we ended up here just before dusk. The views of the Hollywood sign from here are good so after a few pictures we wandered inside and ended up buying tickets for the Planetarium. This was very interesting having gone into it having no idea what it... More 

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The views of LA and the Hollywood sign were awesome! It's a really nice place to walk around. Didn't go inside the observatory though. But the outside is a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We heard about the Griffiths Observatory from our Uber driver! What a gem! We highly recommend a day here. It's at the top of a hill with a tremendous view of LA. If you like to hike, it's an hour and a half to the Hollywood sign and same back. We took in a planetarium show we all loved. We... More 

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Beautiful view of the city at sunset. This was recommended by our Uber driver and glad we did. Traffic will be quite thick at this time of the day. Popular spot.

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Great place to come with family and kids!kids can run and have fun outside,inside the observatory is nice!love to come here and wait for the sundown,it's beautiful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great views across LA and of the Hollywood sign. Not a lot of parking and it can be hot, hot, hot. But well worth the trip!

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