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Griffith Observatory

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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...more
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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
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Reviewed today

If you are in shape at all, park in the lower free lots and walk up the paths. Fewer people more views and a little exercise. The paths are pretty well marked and when you get to the top you can hit the restrooms, grab...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 744Dmack744
Reviewed yesterday

fantastic way to increase your knowledge of the universe, from what you would weigh, on different planets and heavenly bodies, to their make up, their moons, a geographical wonderland, a place to touch moon and mars rocks. selfie with Einstein dont miss

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zulfikarali M
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful view of LA. Go before sunset. Parking is not easy (lost a star here). Planetarium is good for the kids.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AKX71
Reviewed yesterday

The building itself is an iconic beautiful structure with many fun and interesting science exhibits and activities. Great for kids-watch out for school field trips during the week. Sundown and evening give you especially awesome views of the city. Traffic may be an issue as...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jacastro4
Reviewed yesterday

Iconic 100 year old architecture, looking over the entire L A . basin , this is a beautiful family (or Not ) attraction that lets you wonder. Lovely all year this might be especially enjoyed in the spring -( very clear ). This treasure is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank johnjanik
Reviewed yesterday

#Amazing..... The drive up is scenic as the route is through residential Los Feliz neighborhood. Beautiful homes and landscape. Traffic depends on what day you go, so wknds and holidays are the of course going to be busy. Sadly my trip up there was not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 32irisa
Reviewed yesterday

Used to be able to drive up and park in lot right next to the observatory. Now you have to park on the side of the road and pay EIGHT Dollars per HOUR! Really? What a rip off.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NewOrleansBenmo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great experience.I arrived after sunset parked in the free lot by the Greek Theatre and took the shuttle bus up. Apparently payment $0.75 is optional. Plenty of free telescopes and I didn't pay for the planetarium movie and don't feel like I missed anything. Next...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angela G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I always ride my mountain bike up here at the Griffith Observatory because of the winding uphill road and the view was amazing,you can see the Hollywood sign on the background and downtown LA and widen your knowledge about our Solar system and nice place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wilfredo f
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing place but can be busy especially at weekends and evenings. Go in the evening if you want too look through a telescope. Parking can be a nightmare at busy times. The café when we visited had a limited range of food and drink

Date of experience: March 2019
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5 February 2019|
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Response from Rich A | Reviewed this property |
Paid parking is all along the road $8 as well as in a good-sized lot right next to the Observatory less than 50 yards from the entrance.
25 January 2019|
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Response from HawaiianIrishgirl | Reviewed this property |
Hi thank you for reaching out ! I would suggest always attending anything in Los Angeles earlier in the day. Crowds can get pretty filled up quickly and in order to see one of the planetarium shows you would want to be... More
19 November 2018|
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Response from LearnersPermit | Reviewed this property |
The Hollywood sign is fenced off a good distance from the sign. It is a Trespassing offense to go to the sign. There are some good spots in the main tourist areas for viewing the sign.