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Griffith Observatory

Open Now: 12:00 - 22:00
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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 today via mobile

Beautiful building, we hiked up which took about an hour from the main park but some great views of the Hollywood sign. Great exhibitions and lots to see and do.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 55caseyw
Reviewed today

This building is absolutely beautiful. A real LA classic. I love to visit whenever I'm in town. I am very disappointed that they started charging for parking this year, though. It will definitely make me hesitate and rethink coming next time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tiffani B
Reviewed today

We visited on the evening of a star party. There were plenty of people with their telescopes showing moon and planets to visitors. Highly recommend parking by the Greek theater and taking the bus. Carry change ( 50 cents per person, each way). Admission is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SP_ORD
Reviewed today via mobile

It’s always nice to see this place. I came in one a year, for every year. Highly recommend for tourists.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank OilN179
Reviewed today

There's actually a lot to do here, and if anything pack a picnic and make a day of it. Then come back at night for the evenings offerings. great place!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sheldon P
Reviewed yesterday

We had some time to spend there, but not enough so we will be back! Great views, neat exhibits, and live video of the sun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janet V
Reviewed yesterday

This place is amazing, I can't believe it's free! This is a must-see if you're in LA. From the views and the grounds, to the cool exhibits inside, definitely worth checking out.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the Griffith Observatory and the surrounding area. It's a great place to hang out for a few hours; quite a few "exhibits", telescopes, as well as a very nice view of the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stacyt315
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must visit spot in Los Angeles. It is a very special place. An escape from the hustle and bustle. Quiet, magical, feels like you are at the gate of a different dimension. Walking around it you would expect one of the Star Wars characters...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tzveta S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to go doesn’t cost anything except for parking at eight dollars an hour The traffic and parking situation is beyond belief on the weekends try to go weekdays and you will have a much better time enjoying the surroundings as well as the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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19 November 2018|
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Response from Hay_Elen | Reviewed this property |
You can see the "Hollywood" from there. There is very beautiful view. But I don't know is there hiking tours or no.
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15 August 2018|
Response from charlesodonnell | Reviewed this property |
If you go just before sunset, you will get the best of both options.
15 August 2018|
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Response from 950nakiaa | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I recommend that you go an hour before your scheduled time to be there.