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Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., at Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
Phone Number:
+1 213-473-0800
Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

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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A "Must See" Destination in LA!

Been here several times. Very interesting. Very educational. And a lot of fun! Whether you go through the exhibits and enjoy the presentations, or just walk the grounds and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here several times. Very interesting. Very educational. And a lot of fun! Whether you go through the exhibits and enjoy the presentations, or just walk the grounds and appreciate the views of the city, this is a sure stop for us when we visit the area. Parking can get crazy, but hey, you're in LA...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you love trekking and have this love for space, stars, planets then this is a must visit for you. The Griffith observatory faces the mount hollywood. There are various astronomy gadgets, telescope which are really interesting. If you are in LA and you have to choose between this spot and ant thing else this spot can be give a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was an extremely rainy (and apparently rare) day in LA so we headed indoors. The building is beautiful inside and out and the tour guides are very informative. Pretty good view of the Hollywood sign also, however, it was fairly foggy/cloudy so keep the weather in mind.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views planetarium hikes historical educational just fun Even a spot for the family picnic Bring you scouts or student Also a great view of the city

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the observatory and it's grounds are very well looked after but very busy we went up here about 10am on a Saturday and it was just insanely busy, we didn't end up going into the observatory because of how busy it was but the views of the city and hollywood sign made it worth the drive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For the most part it's a very friendly place for any person to relax the staff are very friendly and I can tell there's nothing better than spend time with your self and put your thoughts together!i will recommend this place

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here during our girls' trip to LA because we found out that we could see the Hollywood sign from the Griffith Observatory. Admission is free. There is parking but it was full (the additional parking was full too). Like everyone else, we had to park to the side of the road down the hill and walk - hike... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I read on here that this was an excellent place to go to get a good view of the Hollywood sign which it was. The only thing was that no one told us it wasn't lit up a night. :-( Went on a Saturday night around 10pm. It was pretty packed. We had to walk a long ways uphill to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We made it just as the sun was setting - the most busy time but absolutely soul stirring! We used the telescope (though we queued for 30 mins for it) but the absolute highlight was the show - the Valkyries for less than $20. Loved being in the planetarium, great informative show, and I've since learnt it's where some scenes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Griffith Observatory provides great views of the city and mainly about the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles.

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