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“Wonderful View”

Griffith Observatory
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US$35,00*
and up
Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Hiking Tour
Ranked #2 of 629 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 is free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Probably the best view of LA and the Hollywood sign. Lovely building. Parking can be a challenge, but I understand that a shuttle bus may be available. So glad we decided to make the trip!

Thank MegtheHealer
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Nice stop if there is a star gazer with you. When we visited the upper parking lot was full and we decided to walk up. (A shuttle bus is also available.) At the observatory there is a great vantage point to see the Hollywood sign. We enjoyed the two shows showing different perspectives on the night sky. At 7:00 pm they even set up some powerful telescopes for public use. Definitely worth our hike up.

Thank Mark Q
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Griffith is a must see for its beautiful view of LA and the famous Hollywood Sign but also you are a fan of the La La Land Movie. There are several scenes of the movie that were shot inside and outside of the Observatory, so don't miss visiting here. You won't regret it unless the weather is just terribly disagreeable.

Thank shogsed
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The Griffith Observatory is really so nice and worth to visit. The building is modern and equipped good. You can see a lot of breathtaking views from the roof and, of course, the visitors are able to make a famous picture with the Hollywood sign!

I would recommend to visit this place.

Thank IrynaLda
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

It wasn't open when we arrived but the view of LA is excellent. It was a clear day with no smog so we could see for miles.

Thank erriad2017
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