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“Iconic and What a View!”

Griffith Observatory
Ranked #2 of 553 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

We were from out of town playing tourist, so we had to find our way here through Griffith Park but it was pretty easy. Lots of people and the upper lot was full so we parked on the roadside near the top and walked up a short distance. The view of the city and the mountains and the Hollywood sign are all just as great as you would hope. Inside the observatory it is all kinds of science and fun things to explore. Visit here if at all possible and then every time you see it on TV, and you will, you can say you were there.

Thank drdfsdaz
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

A must to be when in Los Angeles. Stunning view of Hollywood sign and Los Angeles from the hills. Gorgeous experience.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We went on Father's Day Sunday....busy place. There was no parking to be had and looking at the loooonnnngggggg walk up the hill for any parking spots to be had at the bottom, was simply not worth considering. With that said, we did some quick research and parked in a paid parking building and took a city bus. Parking cost $14 and city bus cost 50 cents. Doing the match, maybe the walk up the hill would have been worth it! The center, while crowded, but worth the trip for the views of the city and surrounding areas and of course, the Hollywood sign. We watch one of the movies for a relatively inexpensive price but the wait to get tickets and then again, to enter the theater was long and lengthy but worth it. Were the crowds and parking choices worth it? Yes, I'm glad I did it. Would I do it again? Maybe at night as I'm sure the city lights are spectacular.

Thank MarilynWA
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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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