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Mount Wilson Observatory

Mt. Wilson Road, La Canada Flintridge, CA
+1 626-440-9016
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World class astronomical collection of telescopes

Wind your way up the Angeles crest highway to Mount Wilson that has a world class astronomical... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Cavydad
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Camarillo, California
A hidden gem

Not many people know that this place exists. It is in the mountains above Los Angeles, situated in... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
484karlc
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Alpena
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Located high above the Los Angeles basin, this observatory offers the best astronomical viewing in America.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good31%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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Mt. Wilson Road, La Canada Flintridge, CA
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Wind your way up the Angeles crest highway to Mount Wilson that has a world class astronomical collection of telescopes! On a clear day the view takes in Los Angeles and Catalina Island. Bring a picnic. Daudle. This is a very special place.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Not many people know that this place exists. It is in the mountains above Los Angeles, situated in the Angeles National Forest. Many years ago there was a resort here, but it is no more. On a clear day, you are rewarded a great view...More

Thank 484karlc
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Scenic ride up, take your time, stop along the way, breathtaking views on both sides. Mt. Wilson itself is great for science geeks with interesting exhibits on history of and explanations of impressive telescopes.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

NOTE: Adventure Pass needed to park. We really enjoy this day trip up Hwy 2. It's a unique and cool(er) place to visit and something different to do in LA. At an altitude of 5715 feet, the view on a clear day is as far...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Most people in LA aren't aware of this place, however a huge number of achievements in astronomy occurred here by Edwin Hubble and others. The views of the LA basin are impressive. they have a number of hiking trails and picnic areas. The observatory is...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

This place is not the easiest to get to, up mountain roads with little forgiveness, but so well worth it. When you get there, and treat yourself to the exhibits, you'll find that this is the place where mankind learned just about everything we know...More

Thank DonaldYokum
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience where we scheduled a summer fun learning expedition high atop Mt Wilson touring the observatory that to this very day is currently employed by astronomers still researching the stars, planets & galaxies above! Lots of captivating history of this phenomenal place as...More

Thank Rene P
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Ready for a scenic drive and nice walk in the mountains? This is your place to visit. Don't expect anything elaborate, but do expect some nice fresh air and beautiful vistas.

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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Just the back of Arcadia. But need to drive about one hour from the west side of the mountain to the observatory. Sometimes even can see could sea on the top. You can see the whole San Gabriel valley and the skyline of LA. It's...More

Thank HDONG-coh
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Located on a mountain top . Great View of Los Angeles. Very good exhibits about the solar system and other celestial objects.Found it most educative. Was a very nice learning experience. Visited by many school groups

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Between April 1 and November 30 it is open from 10 to 5 daily. There is no charge for parking or walking around the grounds or visiting the museum. There is a small café that is open from 10 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday... More
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