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“Very instructive and gives a wonderful view over LA” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory
2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
213-473-0800
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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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“Very instructive and gives a wonderful view over LA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Our visit was very instructive and interactive. Great place to go with children. Conferences are also interesting, and from the observatory we have a wonderful view over L.A .

Visited July 2012
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Griffith Observatory was really amazing. Everything in it will amaze and delight you. It is very well done and the exhibits are very informative. The downstairs is fabulous. The park and museum in the Observatory is free, if you want to see some of the show in the observatory, there is a fee--but WELL worth it. We had 5 hours here and it was not enough time. The view from the top of the hill is beautiful.

Visited October 2012
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“Gotta be back...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We didin't have much time to spend here but find out that we will be back for sure.
We were on our way back to Vegas and decided to make a short stop here at noon to see this popular landmark.
The outside of the building is beautiful, the lawn and the view wonderful.
View of LA area and LA downtown. View of the Hollywood Sign, etc...
There are even some trails for hiking all around that mountain.
Inside the Observatory, there are a lot of things to see (which we didn't plan and unfortunatly didn't have time to enjoy) about planets and the earth and the solar system, etc... seem as great for kinds as for adults. All that is free !! The only thing that you have to pay is the planetarium part and for having seen other planetarium, it is worth your money... but anyway, you can do a lot for free here. Plan at least a few hours and take time to enjoy.
Will be back !

Visited September 2012
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“Amazing spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Was here on an overcast day, so the telescope was closed, but it is a compliment to the venue that I still had a great time. Neat exhibits, breathtaking views of the surrounding cityscape... LA has quite a local gem in this one!

Visited July 2012
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“good views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

we were looking for a Griffith park and came to the Observatory. The views are good and also very close to this place you can see Hollywood sign if you check it up nearby

Visited September 2012
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