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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  • Unforgettable, panoramic views over LA, plenty of space. Don't forget the educational factor, it's a great observatory with many interesting events happening. Parking is never easy and rather...  more »
  • Great place both, as educational Center and because of absolutely breathtaking view from there. We went many times with teens and family members of 78 and every time each of us learned something new.....  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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