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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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  • I come here every Sunday, this is one my favorite places, you have a great view from the mountain, Usually I go up walking and I enjoy the views 
    I come here every Sunday, this is one my favorite places, you have a great view from the mountain, Usually I go up walking and I enjoy the views  more »
  • I have been to Los Angeles on many occasions, but last week was the first time I took time to go up to the Griffith Observatory. It is a visitor attraction for all ages and backgrounds. There is no.....  more
    I have been to Los Angeles on many occasions, but last week was the first time I took time to go up to the Griffith Observatory. It is a visitor attraction for all ages and backgrounds. There is no.....  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 can you say, the GO is iconic on a number of levels. It's much larger than I expected and the displays are very interesting. My wife and sons saw one of the planetarium shows and they thoroughly enjoyed it. I stayed out on the upper terrace enjoying the unbelievable night view of the city and surrounding area. It'd be nice if the parking system was better but I guess you can only stuff a finite number of cars on a mountaintop. Recommended!

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