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Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone Number: 213-473-0800
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Great vistas all around - breath-taking views of the city and great photo ops in front of the famous Hollywood sign.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great vistas all around - breath-taking views of the city and great photo ops in front of the famous Hollywood sign.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

You have a great view up there, I recommend going in the evening, they have a huge telescope on the roof that points at a different planet or moon every day. Sometimes on a clear night they also have other telescopes set up on their lawn. The exhibition inside is also quite large and very interesting. Everything is free of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The balcony atop the main building offers a very nice view of a huge swath of Los Angeles. The view of the Hollywood sign is not as good as one might imagine when driving up the hill to the observatory. You need to go a fair way back from where the tour bus drops you off to get the right... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The view of the Hollywood sign and LA is worth a trip to the observatory. We arrived after 7.30 and it appeared to be closed. Be careful if driving the car park was chaos, as a brit abroad trying to get used to being on the "wrong side" of the road the car park experience was scary. You can park... More 

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We're very fortunate as Los Angelinas to have a Planetarium. The view of the L.A. basin is spectacular and dwarfed by the experience that awaits you inside the Planetarium. A once in a lifetime experience that is recommended for the entire family. Awesome describes the visit.

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Eugene, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I hadn't been there since I was a kid. We took our kids for spring break and had a great time. This place is best seen by sunset. Amazing. Very child-friendly.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A must visit location. Superb displays, talks from experts and of course stupendous views of the vastness that is LA city Also great photo opportunity. Hollywood sign in hills behind griffin park.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Hiked up here on a bright summer weekend day. We definitely needed sunscreen and water, but it was a really fun walk, with great views. The Planetarium can be described as littered with tourists, but everyone was friendly and considerate while we were there. The hike itself and the view up there were terrific.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our family of five just visited the Observatory and the park on a very busy summer Saturday. We didn't arrive until 11.30 am and the roads were extremely busy with great difficulty in finding a parking space. Once we did get parked, on a road about half a mile away, we were really glad we'd visited. The views to downtown... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was such a disappointing experience. I tried going here twice on my recent visit to L.A. and failed both times. The first time was on a Saturday. I drove up the hill only to find that there was no parking at all in the lot. Now, if you are willing and able to walk up a steep hill you... More 

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Additional Information about Griffith Observatory

Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone Number: 213-473-0800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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