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Griffith Observatory

2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
+1 213-473-0800
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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 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
+1 213-473-0800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view here is a must see, the Hollywood sign, L.A and the building its self. Perfectly located, when you go there you can eye off all the beautiful houses going up the hill. We took a Lyft there. The building has so much free...More

Thank Jacinta D
Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately due to an event taking place next to Griffith Observatory the parking was full so we had to park c.40 mins away and take a hike up to Griffith Observatory. The walk was actually nice (however wear trainers and be prepared for a steep...More

Thank Andrey V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice to see there is a wonderful and educational venue that is free to enjoy. Terrific family place for all ages to enjoy. Great photo ops for view of Hollywood landscape and more. Beautiful building which is a planetarium and educational center with displays on...More

Thank Iris24
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We drove up to watch the “golden hour”. Unfortunately another trillion had got the same idea with their millions of cars. So we found us selves in a massive traffic jam with the hope of leaving as soon as possible. But we saw the observatory...More

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place takes you back and forth in time with deep routed knowledge and on our solar system and the universe plus amazing view of LA. For a good experience take the bus from the Vermont station exit, takes 50 cents to the observatory and...More

Thank Shivam_Behl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth the visit! The observatory is open until 10pm but the line for the telescope on top of the building closes at 930pm sharp. They will tell you there are no exceptions based on how far you've traveled or if you have disappointed kids and...More

Thank thelg
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is totally worth it but in the weekend they can be some long lines. I probably would visit this place during the weekday.

Thank Yvesg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place brings back lots of good memories back late 80,s I was growing up in Hollywood We used to go up there at night or day hang out see the view of LA night life and dream about life some day we gonna get...More

Thank Mohammad S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As part of an LA tour, we stopped here for the most amazing views of LA. It had just rained and the skies cleared for a beautiful view of the surrounding city and Hollywood sign. The observatory was not open yet so we couldn't explore...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Incredible views from outside the observatory, Try to catch a sunset while here. There are telescopes outside which allow me to see Jupiter.

Thank Luis M
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Beneciaaa C
23 September 2017|
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Response from Neuroblade | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know😬
Beneciaaa C
23 September 2017|
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Response from 212manju | Reviewed this property |
Then you can go late or early morning hours as well.
Cath H
16 September 2017|
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Response from elanach | Reviewed this property |
I just called them for you and they said they will be open that Saturday and observe the holiday on Monday. (So closed on Monday)