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Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
Phone Number: +1 213-473-0800
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10:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

A public observatory owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles for the...

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 and parking are free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads.

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We all loved the observatory. Free entry and only $7 for the planetarium. The views of the Hollywood sign and downtown LA were amazing. The only things that stopped us giving it a... read more

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We all loved the observatory. Free entry and only $7 for the planetarium. The views of the Hollywood sign and downtown LA were amazing. The only things that stopped us giving it a five stars was that they only have 4 disabled car parking spaces and we had to wait over an hour for a place. The cafe is run... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went on a clear sunny day, enjoyed the views, learned about the sun, stars and planets in the museum, then went for a nice hike in the hills around the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great day visit there. Didn't need more than 2 hours. Plenty of parking up there. Gorgeous views from everywhere and it was so beautiful inside as well. Great was science savvy geeks. It shows a lot about universe, planets etc. I had a great time. Went both at day and night. Two separate experiences.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The architecture of the Griffith Observatory is really well though out and beautiful. I loved the landscape and the overall feeling of Griffith Observatory.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great experience, gained insight of Los Angeles and Griffith Park history.If you're looking to get great vistas of downtown LA and the Hollywood sign, as well as to stretch your legs and get in light exercise, this is the hike for you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is located at top of a mountain and you can get perfect clicks with "HOLLYWOOD" sign at the top of the mountain. The planetarium at the top of the mountain has got information about galaxies, asteroids etc..There are few shows in the theater which last for 20-30 min very attractive. 7USD per show. Take the red line to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This stunning place is only a few miles from Hollywood and is a must see! Views of the ocean, city and Hollywood Sign make for a spectacular visit. Going on a Saturday meant big crowds and it was tough finding a place to park, but the traffic moved smoothly and we were able to find a park.

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Beautiful architecture. Combines science, technology and architecture along with an unmatched location and views. And it's all free. This not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This attraction is on the mountain overlooking both LA downtown and hollywood sign. The building is neoclassic architecture with exhibition about astronomy, at the first glance when you pass the gate , it's the vault of pendulum which is the amazing tool for telling time and there is exhibition about out earth and solar system on the basement.

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This give you an amazing view over Los Angeles and you can see Hollywood sign as well. Free parking as well.

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