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“cue: pink floyd's dark side of the moon laser show!!!!!!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory
2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
213-473-0800
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Ranked #4 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Observatories/ Planetariums, Landmarks
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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“cue: pink floyd's dark side of the moon laser show!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

..........i haven't been back since SPOCK donated tons o' cash to the observatory to remodel the REBEL WITH A CAUSE hangout!!!!!!!!!!!!! my puppy and i, Ms. Amelia would people watch many a night after working at Television City all day...........such a fabulous place to unwind....catch a view of Saturn with the giant telescope.....hike the mountain behind the observatory...........wander down the hill and listen to Carlos Santana bless the hills with "Black Magic Woman" at the GREEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! start your visit on a hot day in the FERNDELL down at the bottom of the hill.....then late afternoon picnic under the HOLLYWOOD SIGN and evening at the observatory!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited November 2011
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“One of the best places to visit in L.A.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Amazing learning, incredible sights, and all for free! Mind you, the shows in the planetarium are $7 pp.

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“Great views and Hollywood sign”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Well worth the trip, especially after visiting Hollywood (relaxation time). Would definitely recommend. Shame that the observatory is closed Mondays and Tuesday's !
Great view of the Hollywood sign and LA.

Visited October 2012
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“Best views in LA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is a great place to visit - in fact you could spend days within the park itself. The observatory affords the most spectacular views and is free - another added bonus.

Visited September 2012
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“Must Do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is a no-brainer. You MUST visit the Griffith Observatory if you're visiting L.A. I don't care if you only have 1 day in L.A., just go here. This place is amazing and the views are absolutely stunning. Don't miss it.

Visited September 2012
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