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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love free sights! We drove to the observatory and parked at the top ($4//hr) we stayed for about 45min, great view of the Hollywood sign and interesting cosmos facts. Kid friendly!

Thank Allison P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The observatory itself is a beautiful building against a bright blue sky. It offers plenty of areas to explore for free and 360 views of the hills, city and the Hollywood sign. There are some general areas within the building that offered free exhibits and...More

Thank ellewug
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a movie fan, I really wanted to visit here & wasn’t disappointed. We parked next to the Greek Theatre and got the DASH bus for 50c each. (You do need exact change and we were waiting for some time) It was well worth the...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a wonderful place and it has free admission!! This is where part of the movie Lala Land was filmed. So much fascinating information that we just couldn’t get in in the one hour we spent there. Parking was crowded but that’s to be expected...More

Thank LesleyGulledge
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this are and it is a great place if you like astronomy. They have many things to look at and it is also informative. We visited most for the overllok of the cityline. It is great to just look around. You will also...More

Thank Sonny A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went our first day in LA, this past Friday. Had always wanted to go so I couldn’t wait and it didn’t disappoint. We saw great views of the Hollywood Sign and of the Hollywood Hills. You can park and just pay for an hour unless...More

Thank Vanessa954
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must do when in LA. Go at night time for the the view of the city all lit up! Make sure you check of the Tesla coil when it is on show.

Thank Tessa H
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's free! The views are amazing. You learn. Incredible art deco architecture. And did I mention it was free?

Thank alexiacc85
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not only will you be visiting a historical landmark of Los Angeles, you will learn much about this world if you allow yourself to learn. They do a great job and it's not a big building so that it takes all day. They outside views...More

Thank Michiganbartman
Reviewed 5 days ago

The observatory is a must-do for a visit to LA. Just walking around the grounds provides beautiful views of LA, the Hollywood Sign, and the gorgeous art deco building itself. Once you get inside, there is so much to see- the Tesla coil being my...More

Thank brinotfromearth
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Beneciaaa C
24 September 2017|
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Response from abeillesgee | Reviewed this property |
The area outside of Griffith observatory is open and freely accessible, but you will have to pay for parking.
Beneciaaa C
24 September 2017|
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Response from qube30815 | Reviewed this property |
There is not a closed off area to the outside, so you'll be fine to go at any time but just in case you wanted to know the hours they are: monday: closed, tueday-friday 12pm-10pm, saturday-sunday 10am-10pm I would also... More
Cath H
16 September 2017|
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Response from elanach | Reviewed this property |
I just called them for you and they said they will be open that Saturday and observe the holiday on Monday. (So closed on Monday)