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“Awesome Views of Los Angeles and Hollywood Sign”

Griffith Observatory
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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.
Melbourne, Florida
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Awesome Views of Los Angeles and Hollywood Sign”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Very neat FREE attraction in Los Angeles and awesome spot to see the Hollywood Sign. It's FREE to walk around the structure and park, small fee to tour some parts inside. Only issue can be limited parking at the site and possible parking along the hill up to the site and having to walk the hill to get to it (for people who have a harder time getting around). Breath taking photos can be taken here on a clear sunny day. I'd suggest a scenic drive on Mulholland Drive just west of this site too for lots of scenic stops for photos.

Visited December 2013
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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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“A good place to spend some time in LA”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Good view of the downtown, lush green gardens, and lots of luxury cars parked!
Good to spend some sunny time in LA.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great free attraction - good views of LA”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Had a great time - loved it, must see. Great views and things to see for free. We only got to go there for a short time because we were on a tour, but could have spent at least an hour there.

Visited July 2013
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Vellore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fun with Astronomy”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Has a lots of exhibits and shows in the observatory, Has excellent information for all age groups. Must visit once.

Visited May 2013
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San Diego, California
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“A bit of calm in otherwise crazy LA”
Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

Worth the walk up the hill, especially on a cool, clear day. Gorgeous vistas. Interesting interactive displays. Science meets nature. It could be a romantic couple spot or a fun family adventure.

Visited December 2013
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