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Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., at Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
Phone Number:
+1 213-473-0800
Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A public observatory owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles for the...

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 and parking are free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads.

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It was so cool here. There was so much to learn and look at I was never NOT looking at something new. There is an amazing view of the Hollywood sign, L.A, and there is a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was so cool here. There was so much to learn and look at I was never NOT looking at something new. There is an amazing view of the Hollywood sign, L.A, and there is a planetarium show that was fantastic!! Parking as not hard to find and tickets to shows were a good price. There are also nearby hiking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Education with a view. Must see movie in Leonard Nimoy Theater. The location is beautiful with a bonus view of the Hollywood sign.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You should not miss this if you visit LA. Must see. Make sure you come with a few hours to spare in the evening as you can view the stars with their telescope on a clear day. You need to check out the museum inside as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Griffith Observatory is both educational and historic and is a good half day activity when visiting the area. There are many exhibits that are interesting to all ages. Be sure to check the parking situation on the website as they sometimes use shuttles,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the way I started getting my son interested in the stars, and sciences. I also love coming here and checking out the views when I have the time! Parking sucks, but that's LA. Just park down the hill and walk. It doesn't take long to see everything there, recommend picking a day when it's cold.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went with my sister in-law to the observatory on the Thursday after New Year's Day, along with what seemed like everyone else. It was a cheap and enjoyable way to spend the day. The exhibits are interactive. The planetarium exhibit is marvelous. Even though it was a bit cloudy, the photo ops were amazing. I would recommend this as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see, try to hike up from Los Feliz and wait for the sunset! Be aware that the observatory doesn't work on Sundays

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Love this place. It's always hot up there so make sure you take water. It's a gorgeous place. Always packed but if you take your time you’ll get through everything. Definitely a must see for everyone planning a trip to L.A.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went there during evening and I think this is nice place to see stars and night skies. It is little bit far to see LA downtown but still not a bad view. Went there December and it was so cold, couldn't last more than 20 minutes.So bundle up if you are going there in Winter time. It should be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a Los Angeles resident, Griffith Observatory is our staple. On any given clear night we head over, often hiking up with flashlights to catch the city under the stars, learn about the planets circulating our solar system or take a deeper scientific gaze into our past or future. The campus housing the large telescope is situated high above Griffith... More 

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