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Griffith Observatory

2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
+1 213-473-0800
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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 Los Angeles basin. Admission is free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads.
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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
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+1 213-473-0800
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"hollywood sign"
in 3,232 reviews
"solar system"
in 218 reviews
"tesla coil"
in 211 reviews
"planetarium shows"
in 185 reviews
"rebel without a cause"
in 201 reviews
"leonard nimoy"
in 107 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 125 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 166 reviews
"view of los angeles"
in 127 reviews
"parking spot"
in 143 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 109 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 137 reviews
"walk up"
in 152 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 105 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 178 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 125 reviews
"hollywood hills"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Griffith Observatory was recommended on Trip Advisor & every other travel site I went to for suggestions & it did not disappoint. The views from here of LA & surrounds, the iconic Hollywood sign & the hiking trails were fantastic.

Thank Fiona J
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great views of the city and the Hollywood sign. Limited parking, you can hike up the boy scout trail which is difficult and steep but worth it. Most be in shape to walk up. It's all free. Bathrooms and water available inside

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Griffith Observatory is the picture perfect place to go with friends and family. It has an excellent view of the city day or night, a fabulous museum inside, gardens, picnic areas, and great walking trails for the adventurous. Only caution: try not to go during...More

Thank AnaLouise70
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Overall interesting site and full view to city. Hiking trails as well. Free entrance to park and observatory.

Thank Kim K
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely worth checking out the observatory, although parking can be difficult. The best time seems to be as the sun is starting to set, both for views, weather, and traffic.

Thank David P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great day spent at the top. Weather, views and learning experience all were perfect. Park in lot F and take the Dash to the top for.50 cents each way. Best two bucks spent all day.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unpriceble breathtaking view of Los Angeles and free museum inside. Easy to reach with the supercheap "DASH observatory" line.

Thank Luca C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Landing in LA we decided we didn’t want to do Hollywood or anything remotely similar, so we chose the observatory. BEST CHOICE! It was super busy, but that didn’t really matter. It was super interesting and the views were also incredible. Wayyyy better than the...More

Thank abbyness67
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit! My mom and I went here during our California trip. The weather was great! Amazing views of Hollywood sign. Cool sights to see at observatory. We took an uber from our hotel in Hollywood then we walked down the spiraling road...More

Thank CourtneyandScott
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We knew the Observatory opens at mid-day. We didn't plan to go in anyway, so we got there early. I'm glad we did so, because the parking is difficult. But parking fee is cheap. Griffith Observatory is truly one of the best spot to see...More

2  Thank Jason526
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Arthur T
8 April 2018|
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Response from Enrique S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it took me a bit too respond. Yes that’s correct just make sure you pay for parking
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Chrispmoto
16 March 2018|
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Response from myjaljo | Reviewed this property |
it's hit it miss. just have a backup plan in case.
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dcairns3
14 March 2018|
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Response from Lita P | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is but you need to pay! Advice park car earlier somewhere, there is a much places, only need a litle bit more to walk up!
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