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Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

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Explore the wonders of our solar system and the galaxy at Griffith Observatory. Donated to the city over a century ago, the observatory offers free admission to an array of space and science exhibits, including a nationally recognized planetarium and public telescopes. Situated high on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood, the complex offers views of downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, and the Pacific Ocean. Secure a spot outside after visiting the observatory to enjoy views of the Hollywood sign or the dramatic coastline. Make Griffith Observatory a part of your Los Angeles vacation plans using our Los Angeles trip planner.
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  • To experience one of the best views you will have of Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign suggest take a ride up to the Griffith Observatory. Once up to the observatory you can also take a tour of the....  more
    To experience one of the best views you will have of Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign suggest take a ride up to the Griffith Observatory. Once up to the observatory you can also take a tour of the....  more »
  • We enjoyed our time and the views from the observatory however the presentaiton was not in operation and you only find out when you arrive at the location. Note we took Uber to this site and you are....  more
    We enjoyed our time and the views from the observatory however the presentaiton was not in operation and you only find out when you arrive at the location. Note we took Uber to this site and you are....  more »
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  • For anyone that lives in LA or is visiting, this is a must-go-to place. The views here are absolutely outstanding and breathtaking. A great photo spot to get some good photos on your trip or for your profile. They have a really cool observatory, cafeteria and some seating outside. I really loved visiting here and bringing our family, it was a nice spot and a great place to see some beautiful views. There's also some hiking trails that people can go to. Please make sure you come and visit
  • What a nice park. The observatory is perched on top of Mount Hollywood with easy parking and free at the observatory if one arrives early and on a weekday before 12am. Wow! The Hollywood sign is visible from the observatory. What! Hiking down the mountain is easy but going up isn’t so easy so keep that in mind. Bring water and comfy hiking shoes. Great place

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