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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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Perfect viewpoint over L.A.

I visited this place after a recommendation from a guy at the hostel I stayed at. I wanted to go somewhere where I could have a nice view over the Hollywood sign and this is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Ronneby, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I visited this place after a recommendation from a guy at the hostel I stayed at. I wanted to go somewhere where I could have a nice view over the Hollywood sign and this is the place to go. To get here you can either hike through the beautiful park up the hill or you can take a bus. I... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Seems to always be crowded, but well worth visiting for the view and for the exhibits and show. The observatory and surrounding land was a gift to the people of LA. Parking can be difficult though with so many visitors.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We went to the observatory during the day. The drive up the hill is fun as you snake your way to the top. When you get close, cars will be parked on both sides of the road. There is a parking lot at top where you may or may not get a spot. If you park on the road you'll... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I have seen this so many times in movies and always wanted to go. So now on the 4th of July I went up there. I was prepared to look for parking for a while due to earlier comments here, but I had no problem finding a place. There are many up on top of the hill, but if you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting place to visit, and the vision of one man. The Observatory and surrounding parkland was also a gift to the people of Los Angeles. The Planetarium was fantastic, a must see. We took a cab to get there, but travelled by shuttle bus and metro train from Vermont to Hollywood Blv. to return to our... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Extremely crowded due to alignment of Jupiter and Venus even though we got there late. Enjoyed viewing Hollywood sign and San Francisco skyline. Telsa demo was neat. Retired.

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Dumas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Love the facilities. Our children are amazed with the planets and stars displayed at the Observatory. Must see if traveling to Los Angeles. Parking can be a little tough!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We went to see the sunset, it was gorgeous, you can see the Hollywood sign there. However, we drove a long way down to find somewhere to park and had to walk up. The traffic was crazy so beware, but it was worth it! Enjoy everyone, very romantic indeed.

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Princeton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Coming from Portland for a short trip to LA, we visited the observatory to see the view of the city and a closer view of the Hollywood sign. As expected from my reading, it was crowded and parking was a challenge. You'll likely have to parallel park on the road and walk up the hill to the observatory. The views... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Parking is difficult but the view is worth it. You are high above the city so the view is wonderful. It is a great place to get some good pictures.

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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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