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Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
Phone Number: 213-473-0800
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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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 views!

A great place to visit and it's free. The lineup to drive up was huge but worth it because the LA views are incredible. Great pics of the Hollywood sign if you go early enough.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to visit and it's free. The lineup to drive up was huge but worth it because the LA views are incredible. Great pics of the Hollywood sign if you go early enough.

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to go take a walk and Enjoy Los Angeles scenario. I went there on the holiday so there were too many people. so my suggestion would be go on the weekday.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sunsets are always beautiful, but this one was a bit different than the rest, here you have an amazing view that you can see the entire LA. Lots of tourists for sure!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Griffith Observatory was part of the LA tour we did and have to say its worth checking out. Its free to. Very interesting. The view over LA is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Want a great picture of the city of Los Angeles both day and night? Then Griffith Observatory is your place. The way up may be a problem depending on your fit status, is a long way up (and down). Be get free access to the telescope. We didn't get in but we took a picture of it. Tip: stay until... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a classic Los Angeles location to visit on a date or vacation, put Griffith Observatory on your list. Here you can really get a look at the city and surrounding area. My main interest in visiting is for the views. Other reasons people visit are education about the sky or walking on the nature paths. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our 8 year old twin grandchildren to experience their first planetarium show but they enjoyed everything which included exhibits, hands on items, and a movie. The whole place is kid-friendly but their favorites were the planetarium, Gunther Depths of Space area, Tesla Coil, and the movie we saw which was - of all things for the kids to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best places to get a view of LA. The renovated areas are very cool. It's a very popular place, so try to go on a weekday, or get there early. There is free parking available, but it fills up fast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went at Night. very chilli. the view was amazing. got to see Mars and Venus. inside the building had some cool info. mY husband said the view would have been better at night? wonder if he is right

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice view to see entire LA area. Nice place to hike, to learn a bit of stars and science. Staffs were nice, place was clean.

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