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Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., at Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
Phone Number:
+1 213-473-0800
Today
10:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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The Griffith Observatory provides great views of the city and mainly about the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Griffith Observatory provides great views of the city and mainly about the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place to go if you are in the area! See the shows!!!!!! All of them are good. Also great view of la.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the drive to see Griffith Observatory. Great the see the actual landmark that you always see when watching TV.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Griffith Observatory can still keep you captive with it's views, hiking trails and the Observatory itself. You can step right into the location where some of Rebel Without a Cause scenes were shot. There is a statue of James Dean too. Beautiful location. It gets busy on the weekends so plan accordingly.

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This was a favorite to see and so much better in person I can't believe how spectacular it is. The views of the city are gorgeous

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly, the Observatory is up near the Hollywood Sign.So the 360 views of Los Angeles are breathtaking.You must see these views in daylight and at night. Secondly the Observatory is amazing .Entrance to the Observatory is free.It opens at 12 midday but check the opening hours the day you visit as they can change. You could spend the day and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An iconic Los Angeles location for viewing, science, and history, it is not to be missed. Rebel Without A Cause and La La Land were among others to be filmed there. Great hiking too. Everyone will enjoy it, from young to old.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you can, go at night vs. going during the day. That way you can actually use the telescopes out on the front lawn and see the cool star clusters and planets. You could easily come before sunset and see the exhibits plus watch a film in the planetarium. The planetarium is around $7 a showing which isn't bad since... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't explore much inside the Observatory, but walking around the outside of the building was really neat. Best views of LA and the ocean by far.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best sunsets of LA! Try to get there about 5pm, when the sun is going out. There a lot of activities to do inside of the observatory, for free.

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