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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  • Must go attraction! Awesome observatory to learn more about the universe. The show at the planetarium was an out-of-the-world experience.  more »
  • For all the science and space lovers this is the place to be. So many different aspects and so many things to see, hear and touch. It's a unique experience, the telescope is amazing and the level of.....  more »
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  • Great place!!! The only one little disappointment. They should have larger and maybe more variegated gift shop for such a wonderful place. Cosmos what else could be more interesting?! They should exploit this subject more efficiently to get better money. The surrounding place itself looks gorgeous.
  • Fantastic place. Great panoramic views of Los Angeles, downtown and the Hollywood sign. It was really busy when we visited and parking was a challenge. You have to pay for parking but the attraction is actually free to visit. Highly recommended if you are traveling to Los Angeles

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