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Griffith Observatory

2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
+1 213-473-0800
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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
+1 213-473-0800
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Reviewed yesterday

Do not miss the Observatory at Griffith Park if in LA. This is the very best place to see the city from above, with good views on the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Park. Well combined with a trip to Pasadena or the LA Zoo....More

Thank ochassot
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The views can be amazing from the Observatory and surrounding hiking area. You can see a large part of the city. They museum inside is worth a look and the Planetarium show is worth checking out. The parking can be a pain sometimes as you...More

Thank DynamicFly
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The observatory was closed but the views it offers of LA is amazing, even if you gotta deal with all that Smog. I would love to go up there and see what the telescope can get in this city environment. Not to mention this is...More

Thank InASenseLost0909
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ride up to the Griffith is already an exceptional thing to do. You get out of busy LA into a world of its own. The observatory is superbely located on top of a hill with amazing vistas over downtown LA and the Hollywood sign....More

Thank Olivier O
Reviewed yesterday

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...More

Thank SophieDewing
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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...More

Thank Enrique G
Reviewed yesterday

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...More

Thank Romana S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank vampslayer01
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Bec D
Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Thank Theresa C
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Is this the best place to watch the sunrise in September? Or should I head to Mount Hollywood ?
6 May 2017|
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Response from Don S | Reviewed this property |
It is best for sunset view to the west. I am not sure if sunrise view to the east is possible. I think the mountains to the east would block the low eastern horizon.
Lucy P
Can you give some specific directions which metro stop/station and how to get the shuttle going up? Do you know how to get down as well?
22 April 2017|
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Response from Angel D | Reviewed this property |
Take the Metro Rail Red line train (Hollywood/Western direction) and get off on Hollywood/Western. Follow signs for Hollywood/Western Ave and take Metro Local 181 bus line (eastbound toward Sierra Madre) and exit Bus on Los... More
Hello: We will be visiting during early April and will have an SUV. Can we just drive to the observatory, park and tour on our own? What is the price of admission and the best time to visit? Thank you so very much!
19 March 2017|
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Response from Renee C | Reviewed this property |
Uber is the way to go! Trust Me