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Griffith Observatory
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2800 E Observatory Rd Los Angeles, CA 90027
2800 E Observatory RdUSCALos Angeles90027
Observatory, Science MuseumToday 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 12:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 12:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 12:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 12:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. The mission of Griffith Observatory is inspiring everyone to observe, ponder, and understand the sky. The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. 

Admission to the Observatory building, grounds, and parking is FREE. There is a nominal charge to see shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.

Griffith Observatory is owned and operated as a public service by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks. 
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This art deco landmark from 1935 features a high-tech planetarium, public telescopes & city views.- Google
People talk about telescopes, rebel without a cause, beautiful views, planetarium show and samuel oschin
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Charles Carlin
reviewed a week ago
Fabulous views across LA and more! The place is like ans astronomy museum with lots of displays to study and really learn. Timelines of the universe, a look at each planet and what the gravitational pulls would be like. The ever popular pendulum knocking over blocks as the Earth rotates and more. With a planetarium and shows, both astronomical and and laser shows, and vistas of the city, the mountains, the Hollywood sign view, the James Dean bust and notes of his history, the entrance statue with all the great astronomers of history, and a map of the solar orbits of the plants set in to the walk ways of the entrance, and if you are not getting it I think this place is wonderful Add in the art deco building and well..... Come on up and enjoy, and especially just after the rain or winds when the air is clean. Oh yes and the views of the city lights at night are wonderful!
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Mippy724
reviewed 2 weeks ago
First, the parking lot is WAY too small for the large number of visitors on a Sunday, and when their website says there is parking available on "adjacent streets", there is really only one very long road along which cars are squeezed along the sides. We had a VERY long & arduous uphill trek to the Observatory. Nice scenery, but I thought I'd have a heart attack trying to get there on time for one of the planetarium shows. The show, "Light of the Valkyries", felt like it was only about 20 minutes long and the visuals were quite a disappointment. Terrible traffic from & back to the South Bay (3 freeways) so spending a total of aprox 3 hours was so not worth it.
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Gabi Jaquery
reviewed 3 weeks ago
The view was gorgeous and parking was easy (and free!) They do kick you out by 10:15pm, which kinda sucks, but there are nice mountains to hike nearby if that's the case
bradmedicus
reviewed in the last week
This is one of the best things in LA to do that costs very little. If you love astronomy and are fascinated with planet earth and our surrounding universe and beyond, this is a must see venue. Parking can be a pain but, if you arrive early. Not so bad.
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Ajun Liu
reviewed a month ago
Highly recommended place to go, amazing view of whole los angelas, even though still not so big to view the hollywood sign.
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Jenny Saxon
reviewed 2 weeks ago
While on a short visit to LA I attempted to at least see the view although physically handicapped. The attendants for handicap parking stopped us and said handicapped parking was full for 15 minutes and we should come back. I could see it was not full and they all were rude to us. One man standing at my car said hey I'm handicapped too move on.

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