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Griffith Observatory
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Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Hiking Tour
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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 is free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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“Great place to visit!”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Hiking trails, beautiful area with park. Great views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign. Pack some water and snacks and make a morning or afternoon of it. Going back for sunset.

Visited February 2013
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“Excellent location”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Lovely place to spend a sunny day, and the displays were brilliant. Nice cafe to have lunch in and reasonably priced. It is a long walk so we took taxi from our hotel, which made it easy, as not much parking.

Visited February 2013
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“Amazing views of LA and it was free!!!”
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Our hotel told us about this nice park nearby Hollywood. On top of it there is a observatory with amazon views of the Hollywood sign and Los Angeles sky. It was free to go to this spot. Would not miss this sight. Recommended for all travelers. Even my son loved it because there is a museum and planetarium as well. Very cool.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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“Don't leave LA without coming here!”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Go at dusk and enjoy looking through the astronomers telescopes. Great view of LA, the ocean, and the Hollywood sign.

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Mississauga, Canada
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“Great view and interesting visit”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

The view of LA is fabulous, and the exhibits are pretty neat. We paid the $7 each to see the planetarium show which was fun. Worth a couple of hours' visit.

Visited February 2013
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