Palomar Observatory, Palomar Mountain

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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
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  • Definitely worth the trip up the mountain. The drive itself reminds you of how very diverse the landscape of San Diego is. And the observatory reminds you of how much we don't know about the universe....  more »
  • Really cool and educational. Had entire observatory to ourselves. Got there about 10am on a Sunday and basically no one around. Well done and worth the trip.  more »
  • Great experience, they have docents that can explain all of the history and mechanics behind the observatory and telescope. I think they come out twice a day. Also if you just want to go and sing your little heart out the acoustics are great at the bottom level. My wife and sisters go there and it sounds amazing.
  • My dream come true! Go to see this beautiful Historical Observatory!! Where many of the most important astronomy related discoveries had been done by David and Carolyn Shoemaker. Great experience!! 👍😊❤️

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