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Griffith Observatory

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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...more
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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
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+1 213-473-0800
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Reviewed yesterday

We went here as part of a private tour of LA with a guide. Not being locals we wouldn't have known how busy it would be and the challenge of parking etc. The guide did a great job of getting us there at the right...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The observatory is amazing. It has an amazing view of all of Los Angeles. Being especially close to the Hollywood sign giving you some amazing picture opportunities near the sign. You can see Downtown LA very clearly. We spent a few hours here, totally worth...More

Thank KyleEvans815
Reviewed yesterday

We went on a Sunday and it was very crowded. We aren't from LA so we do not know if that is normal. It was the day after the fall equinox, but I do not think that had anything to do with it. So, be...More

Thank 210SATX
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I and my husband visited Griffith Observatory on September 27. Entrance is free and if you want to visit the planetarium is 6 dollars for a person. Parking costs 6 dollars per hour, but 1 hour visit its enough. Inside you can see a lot...More

Thank Yuli G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful place and really close to the Hollywood sign. So much to see, needed a longer stop here. The observatory is a work of art and is so interesting.

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed yesterday

From the Griffith Observatory you have an amazing view over the City and the Hills. You can see the Hollywood sign, it is quite far away though.

Thank Svdvelde
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hike up the hill from the free lower parking lot (a bit strenuous). Get a ticket to a planetarium show. Walk all the exhibits. Climb up to the telescope. Enjoy the view. A worthwhile 2-3 hour visit.

Thank AdventureTraveler113
Reviewed 2 days ago

You will love the great views from so many locations here. There's lots of informative displays inside and it's free! There are things that cost such as shows. There is free parking that is a distance away, but if you want to be closer it...More

Thank Lori G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited today. You get a good view of the Hollywood sign and LA as a whole. The observatory is free. We managed to get into free parking and then took the bus up to the observatory (50c an adult, requires exact...More

Thank Alice S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can get better views of the Hollywood sign from the boulevard saves paying 6 dollars an hour parking - that’s if you can find a space

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Daeman M
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Nakia A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I recommend that you go an hour before your scheduled time to be there.
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AdeWotton
August 12, 2018|
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Response from AnselmColom | Reviewed this property |
Nope. You will need a ticket to park. That’s it.
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