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Griffith Observatory: Tours & Tickets

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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 2 days ago

Its free entry to the Griffith Observatory but 3 different shows are $7 each.We watched the "Centered in the Universe" show at 1145am which was great(around 35mins)! There are different hiking trails you can do and you get a good work out and nice LA...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bronwyn K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on a warm night fascinating inside and out Can see the Hollywood sign as well as the planets

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ventoraisle
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Looking at the STARS is enjoyed by almost all humans. Griffith Observatory offers you a chance to observe stars as astronomers have been doing all along. We could see Jupiter and it’s moon through the telescope which was an awesome experience. The exhibit hall on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mksobti
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited after sunset, there were telescopes set up outside to view Jupiter and Saturn. The staff gives you relevant astronomical information while you wait in the long queues. There is also the main telescope that lets you view the moon. Expect a long wait...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank BassemPrime
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the rare things that still function now, from the Golden Period of Hollywood. And what is more on target than a view of even more distant stars. It won't take you much time to see it all. But it gives you a great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Done a tour visited this place ,great place need a few hour here great views over the city. We was on a tour with guildeline tours with bing

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank caseykj42
Reviewed 3 days ago

I really liked it in night .pleasant atmosphere there. Skyline of los angeles is beautiful . Specially you should go during sunset time so you can have view for day and night both. Also , just be aware getting parking on weekend can be difficult...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jordan j
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pretty touristic but a nice place to spend some time, especially in sunset. Be ready for not having a mobile signal on top..

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank yco67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So at the centre of the park is the Observatory, it has a neat gift shop with NASA and space related items, a couple of rooms of information, toilets a shop and a performance show (didn’t pay to watch it so can’t comment) The highlight...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GowerD
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to spend the afternoon, watch the sunset, and explore! One of our favorite places to visit throughout the year. They have a huge solar system room, great patio area to eat with amazing views, and of course, views of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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12 August 2019|
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Response from malibucandis | Reviewed this property |
Hello so the Observatory has changed. you can take a bus up there.
6 July 2019|
Response from EMFredric | Reviewed this property |
The parking fee is reasonable, Lyft/Uber would cost more and not sure why you'd want to come here when we're after such aftershocks but I'd do the parking and not stress the heat. You can try to park down the hill along the... More
20 June 2019|
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Response from J4808FLcarlog | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but the observatory closed every monday but its a spectacle seeing the beautiful view of the city from above! Enjoy that