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Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., at Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
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+1 213-473-0800
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12:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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 Great View + Things to do

This is a great place to visit with friends, and family, and kids. The views of the LA area are breathing - night or day! The exhibits at the Observatory are really good and the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is a great place to visit with friends, and family, and kids. The views of the LA area are breathing - night or day! The exhibits at the Observatory are really good and the movie about the history of the Observatory is great! We love to go anytime and we take out of town guests there always.

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East Jutland, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It takes time to park your car. But drive all the Way to the top. You will soon find a place. The view is awesome. You will learn a lot during your Tour trough all the exibitions. Enjoy

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North Royalton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We parked at the base and walked up on a busy day. There is a good lookout location on the way up for photos. It was a 15 min walk. Steep, but not unbearable. I'm a 47 out of shape mom of three and I made it with no problems. Very crowded on the Thursday night when we went. They... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The line to get up to Griffith Observatory was CRAZY long. It was Grammy Sunday and a beautiful day, so I can see why people were out. We were on our A Day in LA Tour and it took a really long time to get to the top, but once we were there, the views were incredible. Great view of... More 

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los angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The entire observatory was very interesting. So much to learn about space. This is a unique hands-on environment. Parking is tight $ you'll want to grab a spot as soon as you can to avoid circling pointlessly. It is a bit of a trek from parking, but well worth the walk. Highly recommend visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Griffith observatory is a tiny museum that shows a little bit of the astrology basic concepts. It's a beautiful building, shown in some films. It has an amazing view and people like to go up there to see the sun set. It's a relax, romantic and also family place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Presidents weekend and the traffic was high. Well worth the wait. Views are stunning and inside observatory is informative

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A view of LA you won't forget. We just went for the views, and then hiked up the mountain for better views. Even on a cloudy day this is a fun, worthwhile outing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice spot, good views, some folks bring portable telescopes that you can use. Was able to look through one and see Mars even though it was daylight. Can be windy.

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Clarington, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, the frustrating, upsetting experience. As a visiter from Canada on Sunday, January 29th, I was very disappointed with Griffith Observatory’s handling of public transit. We were ready to leave at 7:30 pm but it took almost 2 hours to actually leave. Although staff assured me Uber was allowed through to pick-up people, staff on the road below kept refusing... More 

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