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“Batman's Batcave entrance is in this park! Best view for photo of Hollywood Sign!”
Review of Griffith Park

Griffith Park
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Los Angeles Movie Locations Bus Tour
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Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Hiking Tour
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$65.00*
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Hollywood Bike Tour
Ranked #8 of 559 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.
Homewood, Illinois
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“Batman's Batcave entrance is in this park! Best view for photo of Hollywood Sign!”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

I was told that the "cave" where the Batman TV show filmed the Batmobile coming out of the Batcave was in Griffith Park so we set out to find it. Yep. It is there; tho it is really a tunnel! Not too far of a walk from the parking lot... but you are walking up a hill to get there.
There was a little boy in a Batman costume who came running out of the "cave" while we were there--very cute! But there were people of all ages there.
We walked through the tunnel. On the other side was an area were we were told many scenes were filmed from Western movies... like when you would see a coyote running on the ridge of a mountain!
A man standing next to us asked if we saw the Hollywood Sign from there. We had not. So he showed us that only a few feet from where we were standing we could see the sign close enough to easily take the photo... because this park is in "Hollywood-land."
A fun FUN side trip for families... couples... hikers... everyone who is able to do a little climb or who wants to be adventurous. Pets are welcome here, too.
Go to the bathroom BEFORE you go to the park, tho!

Visited June 2014
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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“A place not to miss”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

This park is something you cannot miss on your visit to LA. I have been here three times and I never tire of it. It is such a beautiful place to visit at sunset. You can see all the valleys around, see LA for miles. As it gets darker, you can see for miles. It is just breathtaking. Don't miss this.

Visited May 2014
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Montrose, California
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“LA Griffith Park”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

The park is much more than the great observatory. It is difficult to imagine you are in crowded Los Angeles while in this peaceful setting. You can see the Hollywood sign off in the distance but that is the only reminder of LA. I didn't get to the zoo, but the Brookfield zoo bear Chicago would be tough to beat.

Visited May 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Nice free visit”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The park is nice and it is free to get in. It wasnt the best place in the world to see, but for Los Angeles, it is a good spot to check out.

Visited May 2014
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“History, Science and Scenery”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although the planetarium is what brought me here the observatory is surrounded by the beautiful park with the Hollywood sign in the distance. It was hard to imagine Rebel Without a Cause was filmed here, the building seems timeless. The views of the city are terrific. For those who love to hike it is a great place and I believe they offer evening group hikes in the park. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it.

Visited May 2014
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