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Address: 2800 E. Observatory Rd., at Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
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+1 213-473-0800
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12:00 - 22:00
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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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The line to get up to Griffith Observatory was CRAZY long. It was Grammy Sunday and a beautiful day, so I can see why people were out. We were on our A Day in LA Tour and it... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The line to get up to Griffith Observatory was CRAZY long. It was Grammy Sunday and a beautiful day, so I can see why people were out. We were on our A Day in LA Tour and it took a really long time to get to the top, but once we were there, the views were incredible. Great view of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The entire observatory was very interesting. So much to learn about space. This is a unique hands-on environment. Parking is tight $ you'll want to grab a spot as soon as you can to avoid circling pointlessly. It is a bit of a trek from parking, but well worth the walk. Highly recommend visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Griffith observatory is a tiny museum that shows a little bit of the astrology basic concepts. It's a beautiful building, shown in some films. It has an amazing view and people like to go up there to see the sun set. It's a relax, romantic and also family place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Presidents weekend and the traffic was high. Well worth the wait. Views are stunning and inside observatory is informative

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A view of LA you won't forget. We just went for the views, and then hiked up the mountain for better views. Even on a cloudy day this is a fun, worthwhile outing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice spot, good views, some folks bring portable telescopes that you can use. Was able to look through one and see Mars even though it was daylight. Can be windy.

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Clarington, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, the frustrating, upsetting experience. As a visiter from Canada on Sunday, January 29th, I was very disappointed with Griffith Observatory’s handling of public transit. We were ready to leave at 7:30 pm but it took almost 2 hours to actually leave. Although staff assured me Uber was allowed through to pick-up people, staff on the road below kept refusing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Griffith Observatory is a steep drive to the top but so worth it. There are scenic views of LA and a free, education museum. There is the chance to look at the sun through a telescope! I really enjoyed reading all about the planets and wish we had been able to stay for the evening star gazing event. I... More 

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was quite a walk up the hill. park in the car park on the way up as the queue is massive. We went just before dark so we could see the city lit up as well. Really was worth the wait in the car and the steep walk.You can see for miles

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great views, a nice museum featuring astronomy, great architecture, and oh yeah, its all free. Plus there are hundreds of hikes in the park nearby. Exhibits are old school, but good and informative if you are interested in science or astronomy. Good views of LA and the Hollywood sign. The problem is the crowds. Lots of people on weekends. Limited... More 

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