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Griffith Observatory

Open 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
+1 213-473-0800
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Reviewed today via mobile

The views from this observatory centre was amazing and it was one of best spots to see beautiful skyline view of LA including Hollywood sign.

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Reviewed yesterday

Went in the evening, opens till 10 in the evening. Had great views of the city, good informative observatory and would definitely recommend a visit

Thank Manjit S
Reviewed yesterday

We went up at 9pm to see the lights of LA. What a great spot for the views, and interesting displays indoors about the stars and other stellar stuff. Take no notice of parking full matrix signs - it said full and we got one...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed yesterday

I took Griffith Park this summer. I admired the Griffith Observatory and I took many pictures.The building combines Greek and Beaux-Arts influences, and the exterior is embellished with the Greek key pattern.The building has an observatory, exhibit hall, and planetarium The planetarium is a theatre...More

Thank axiniatudorel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful views over the city and the Hollywood sign. The walk up to it might prove difficult for some but a shuttle bus runs after midday.

Thank huggy1964
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The views during the day include great photo ops for the Hollywood sign. The Hollywood sign is not lit up at night, but view of LA at night is breathtaking. The parking is $6 and NO admission inside the observatory. It warms my heart that...More

Thank chroy
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a 30 min stop on our tour... Really great views of L.A. and probably the closest you will get to the HOLLYWOOD sign.. I wish we would have stopped while the Observatory was open, we may have to go back just to do...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing and awesome views over L.A. ITS FREE to go into the museum and observatory and has a FREE SHOW as well. A must see as its a fun day out for all. There are also plenty if hiking trails around the observatory. You...More

Thank darleines
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If your looking for a place to take your children for some education, this is a great place. Spend the day and pack a picnic. Great just for singles and couples as well. Enjoy the views. Bring a camera and take lots of photos.

Thank ddudasik
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got an uber there so didn't have to worry about parking, the views were amazing from all angles! If you have spare time definitely worth a visit. You can also learn alot about space inside and there is a cafe and gift shop. There...More

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Daeman M
16 August 2018|
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Response from Stefanie M | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Well, I would go just before sunset! You will be rewarded with amazing views and then have the opportunity to use the telescope to look into the night sky. Be prepared to walk a little, as the observatory carpark is... More
12 August 2018|
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Response from Cliffy930 | Reviewed this property |
No tickets needed. It's free and even the parking is free.