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Griffith Observatory

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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
+1 213-473-0800
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Reviewed yesterday

Accesible by public transport, the Griffith observatory is placed on the top of a hill providing great panoramic views of L.A. and the Hollywood sign. The observatory is closed on Mondays.

Thank TravelWorldMap
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommend place to visit in LA, close to Hollywood. There is a spectacular planetarium show with a live orator! Catch some incredible views outside too!

Thank zippy1717
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beautiful building is a must see in LA. You will be presented upon arrival with the beauty that is Griffith Observatory. From the amazing gardens/lawns to the beautiful architecture and views you will not be disappointed. Make sure you go to the immersive experience...More

Thank Robber76
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were lucky to visit this place with terrific views, tremendous learning experiences and panoramic wonder. I would recommend at least a few hours to see some of the wonder. It would take a week to experience it all.

Thank needtogetaway7
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great location to watch the sunset and get a quick look at the Hollywood sign. We didn't go in as there was a queue, but did watch the sunset. The parking is manic and you'll need to pay to park at the...More

Thank SimonHunter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The views from the observatory are amazing. Looking over the Hollywood Hills Hollywood sign and L.A you can see for miles. Observatory is well maintained, very educational and interactive displays. Well worth the visit.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 3 days ago

LA City Tours make this easier to get to such scenic locations. The Observatory was closed however extremely vantage points to capture a good view of the Hoolywood sign.

Thank Sheral N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The setting overlooking LA couldn't be better. The observatory itself is well done, with interactive displays and is educational for all ages. Plan to spend an hour outside checking out the gorgeous views of LA the Hollywood sign, and the mountains, and then 2 hours...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here as part of a private tour of LA with a guide. Not being locals we wouldn't have known how busy it would be and the challenge of parking etc. The guide did a great job of getting us there at the right...More

Thank Gonefishingx
Reviewed 4 days ago

The observatory is amazing. It has an amazing view of all of Los Angeles. Being especially close to the Hollywood sign giving you some amazing picture opportunities near the sign. You can see Downtown LA very clearly. We spent a few hours here, totally worth...More

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Daeman M
15 August 2018|
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Response from Nakia A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I recommend that you go an hour before your scheduled time to be there.
12 August 2018|
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Response from AnselmColom | Reviewed this property |
Nope. You will need a ticket to park. That’s it.