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Griffith Observatory

2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
+1 213-473-0800
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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.
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  • Poor1%
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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
+1 213-473-0800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I been coming to this place since 1988 it's been one of my favorites places to go the the feeling to interact with nature and science! I will definitely recommend this place after 5pm so you can see the beautiful view while the sunset takes...More

Thank N R R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Super nice view .. you can park Your car in the end of hill and not in the way like everyone does .. the parking is US4 for 1 hour and the entrance is free if you don't go to the planetarium ( US 7)...More

Thank on the road b
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the observatory after the zoo. Not too easy to get in and out of if you are driving but we took an uber. Amazing view. Crowded!! Visit at night, so you can look.our the telescope... bummed we didn't realized that beforw

Thank Ak_childs
Reviewed yesterday

This is an popular location that has been in many movies and television shows. It's a beautiful Art Deco style building perched on the pinnacle of a mountain in Griffith Park, so you can see for many miles if the weather is clear. The Hollywood...More

Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed yesterday

Great, I could have spent hours up here, but you need a long telephoto lens to get a good picture of the Hollywood Sign

Thank arthurdickens
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see in LA, get there early and parking isn't an issue. Such breathtaking views of both the city and the Hollywood sign! Such a beautiful building and surrounding areas. Bring walking shoes and you can hike down to Griffith park.

Thank luckyno39
Reviewed yesterday

I was in LA for a few days during a business trip and only had time time for a few fun things so of course I had to check out the legendary Giffith Observatory! General admission is free but for a small fee you can...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing views of Los Angeles! Only regret is not having enough time to spend here. The shows in the planetarium are interesting and child friendly. There are many things to do here and there is a very inexpensive shuttle bus from the red line train...More

Thank LB91068
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

it was a nice visit accept my fiance fell while running in the rain We enjoyed looking inside and outside the Griffith observatory.

Thank Marc4747
Reviewed yesterday

I took a bus tour to see the Observatory and Hollywood sign. The park guards only give buses a 5 minute time zone, which had I have known I wouldn't have bothered with the trip. I would get an Uber to drop me off, go...More

Thank ghade63
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Is this the best place to watch the sunrise in September? Or should I head to Mount Hollywood ?
6 May 2017|
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Response from Don S | Reviewed this property |
It is best for sunset view to the west. I am not sure if sunrise view to the east is possible. I think the mountains to the east would block the low eastern horizon.
Lucy P
Can you give some specific directions which metro stop/station and how to get the shuttle going up? Do you know how to get down as well?
23 April 2017|
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Response from Angel D | Reviewed this property |
Take the Metro Rail Red line train (Hollywood/Western direction) and get off on Hollywood/Western. Follow signs for Hollywood/Western Ave and take Metro Local 181 bus line (eastbound toward Sierra Madre) and exit Bus on Los... More
Hello: We will be visiting during early April and will have an SUV. Can we just drive to the observatory, park and tour on our own? What is the price of admission and the best time to visit? Thank you so very much!
20 March 2017|
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Response from Renee C | Reviewed this property |
Uber is the way to go! Trust Me