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Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
Phone Number: +1 213-473-0800
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12:00 pm - 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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Awesome LA Views

Well worth the trip up the hill for the awesome views from the ocean to the mountains. The Observatory is a beautiful and iconic structure. Exhibits and Planetarium are a bit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the trip up the hill for the awesome views from the ocean to the mountains. The Observatory is a beautiful and iconic structure. Exhibits and Planetarium are a bit tired, but still very educational for budding astronomers. Parking can be difficult. Be careful - they like to ticket if you don't follow the rules.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you can go when its open even better! It will be crowded if its during the holidays but it still is one of the best sites in Los Angeles! One a clear day which is most days great views!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The observatory is one of those nice locations in Los Angeles you don't want to miss. I brought here some friends from Europe, they loved it. The view is incredible (unfortunately also that one of the smog!) I strongly suggested it to everyone stopping by in L.A.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good spot to visit in LA. Have to hiking to get closer to hollywood sign. Boost your astronomy knowledge by the way! :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very interesting and informative observatory from where it is easy to understand the universe and astronomy. From its height the spectacular and Holly Wood sign can be seen. The various diagrams showing the movement of seasons, day and night, the longitudes and latitudes really help the children to understand the planets and universe.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At this point on your tour of Hollywood you will see the Iconic Sign. Great views of the City at this Point!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Set aside more time than you think you'll need as there is quite a lot to see. Also be prepared for parking headaches as there really isn't enough. This is a great place for kids and anyone with an interest in science and astronomy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to see a spectacular view of LA. The building is beautiful. If you are a tourist get your taxi to wait for you lol.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorites places in LA, Very educational, very beautiful views including the hollywood sign ( one of the best places to take a good photo). I really recommend spent the whole afternoon there. Enjoy the museum and the planetarium first and Go outside to watch the sunset. I really like the cafeteria area to do that.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took family there for a day trip and spent about 4 hours. Very informative for adults but engaging for kids too.

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