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“Huge park in the middle of the city”
Review of Griffith Park

Griffith Park
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Ranked #7 of 547 things to do in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Covering more than 4,107 acres of natural terrain, this is the largest municipal park and urban wilderness area in the United States, which offers numerous family attractions and activities.
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“Huge park in the middle of the city”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Griffith Park is huge! Located right in the hills of Los Angeles, this wonderful park has something for everyone. It is visitor friendly, offering free parking and lots of space. The zoo is located here, which is a fun excursion. While in the park you can forget for a moment that you are in a gigantic urban sprawl.

The views from the hilltops are impressive - evening is a good time to look down on the city below because there is less smog and you can see all the lights. The famous Griffith Observatory (where part of" Rebel without a Cause" was filmed) is also located in the park, although I haven't had a chance to visit it yet.

Visited May 2012
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Milan, Italy
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“My favorite park in L.A.!”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

When I come to L.A. I must go to Griffith Park! It's huge, green, beautiful, has a very nice café (had many times breakfast there) and it's the ideal place to walk your dog. There is a very pleasant walk leading to the planetarium, from where you can enjoy the view of the whole town.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A huge park”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Right in the middle of the city is a park that has about everything you would want in the multi acre reserve. From zoo to you name it. A wonderful back to nature experience Mostly free too!

Visited May 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

WHAT WE LOVED & LIKED - The panoramic views, the many hiking options. EXHIBITS: very intriguing & well-executed, making what could be dreadfully dry material into something truly compelling. DESIGN: Views from each level of the Observatory, at which there was easy access to the other floors. EDUCATION: Throughout each floor inside. STAFF: Pleasant. PRICE: Right/free! SPECIAL SHOWS: We didn't have time to see any. GIFT SHOP: OK; some very clever things, some rather uninspired & standard museum fare; however, a variety of price points were noted. Maybe I missed it, but I would've enjoyed more fun stuff for adults as well as more jewelry options than we saw. BONUS: The downstairs pathway's jewelry-bedecked wall with a planetary motif. How fun! & NOT SO MUCH - Didn't see any readily available info for those with different abilities. Few guardrails overall en route. Just one staff member noted outside of the observatory in the far parking lot. No signs re: going beyond fencing...A few kids, ~7-13 years, were walking ~10 min outside of a fence & precariously close to steep embankments, which was not fun to walk behind. One was crying when s/he jumped back to the safe side to presumed parents. REMINDER: Keep some quarters in your pocket if you venture to the Observatory decks~*

Visited January 2013
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“Awesome trails and cool if you like space stuff”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Awesome views and trails free parking and neat museum if you ae in to space. I hear its best at night but the view during the day was amazing

Visited January 2013
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