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“Clear day - Great views”

Griffith Observatory
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US$35.00*
and up
Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Hiking Tour
Ranked #2 of 611 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must stop on the LA tourist circuit. Great spot for 5 minutes or for hiking around the area. The views are phenomenal.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The observatory itself is fun to see, and a neat building. We attended a planetarium show (Lights of the Valkyrie) which I'm glad we did though my teens were underwhelmed. The highlight of our visit by far was getting away from the crowds and hiking up to Mt. Hollywood for sunset. It's not a long walk and there are easy winding dirt roads to take as well as shortcuts that are a steeper scramble. On a perfect evening there were only a couple of dozen other people on top of the huge open area at the top. Round trip is under an hour and it puts you well above the observatory. It was a very memorable afternoon/evening in the park.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super cool exhibits and shows. The whole family enjoyed it all. We hiked in and out guide was super knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have to agree with a few other reviews that say it should have some little cafe or something to get a coffee or a snack. We stay in the Hollywood Hills when we are out in LA so we are used to cool views but always heard a lot of hype about this place so had some down time and thought we would check it out - the views are awesome, traffic sometimes up to it can be a bit of a hassle and it can get crowded but it is worth checking out for sure

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful location which overlooks LA. We experienced nice staff, great information and hiking to beat.

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