Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

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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  • The program showing the various planets was mesmerizing and the narrator was captivating. The museum below was interesting and one could choose how much or how little to visit the displays.  more »
  • I enjoyed this event very much (I have a science background). The grounds of the observatory, the view, which includes the Hollywood sign, the telescope, the show, etc. were all enhanced by a beautifu...  more »
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  • This place should be on every tourist list to visit! I loved stopping here and seeing the amazing view! You can also see the Hollywood sign since it’s across from the observatory. I went Labor Day weekend so parking was difficult to find and we had to park about a mile down the road and walk all the way up here. The place itself was maintained clean and friendly. There is so much information and knowledge to be obtained from here. All the workers are well informed about their facts. They also do shows every hour so we were right in time for one. If your an Astronomy nerd or looking for a nice outdoor view then this place it just for you!
  • Hiking is super fun here! More so when you know your way around or shall I say know all those awesome trails. My wife and I would hike here with one of her friends back when we were dating, she shared with us all those wonderful (secret) trails I was mentioning. The Observatory is super cool too! My dad would bring my brother and I when we were children, their laser shows are the most awesome! Our all time favorite was (don't know if they still show it) Pink Floyd's THE WALL, we'll never forget it, especially because we saw it more than once.

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