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Griffith Observatory: Tours & Tickets

Closes in 18 min: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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A public observatory owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles for the benefit of all. Located in on Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, the Observatory offers a planetarium, exhibits, public telescopes, cafe, bookstore, and the best views of the...more
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2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth driving or walking up there for absolutely stunning view of LA! We ubered up there around 8 am and it was so peaceful - very little congestion! We then hiked from the observatory to the Hollywood sign - fair warning this was a strenuous...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank drmindidelia
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing view on the landscape Great spots for hiking and resting Interesting info about the sky Don’t miss the view at night

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank _S6941BL
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Griffith observatory was a lovely spot with an amazing view of the LA skyline. Overall there wasn't an amazing amount to see, but it is located in a great area for an overview. Inside the building, there was plenty to read and learn and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank clairytalus
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of our key stops during 24 hours in LA. Offered some absolutely stunning views of the city and the Hollywood sign. Would have loved to see it at night but didn't have time. Be advised it can be a little slow to park but...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank CB1CountyDurham
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this location and I was amazed at the significant history it holds. Not only is there a great view of the “Hollywood” sign, but the Zeiss telescope and it’s inter galactic discovery provided me with information I never new; highly recommend visiting this...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wanted to see this mainly because I've seen it in movies and TV shows. It's an awesome place to visit. But I was just going to be a tourist we have an observatory in my state as well.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank nikkiah
Reviewed 5 days ago

These days you'd be hard-pressed to find a spot that isn't engulfed by industrialization and its by-product pollution. To my astonishment, Griffith observatory offered my friends and I fresh clean air apart from the breathtaking views of Los Angeles. Its location provides you an overlooking...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank JulesLarrobis
Reviewed 5 days ago

If u r interested in just visiting place and return back after spending some time then Best way is to check how to reach metro red line train station (Vermont/sunset station)or by bus and u get DASH BUS which runs outside train station it takes...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank chetanjm
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its free entry to the Griffith Observatory but 3 different shows are $7 each.We watched the "Centered in the Universe" show at 1145am which was great(around 35mins)! There are different hiking trails you can do and you get a good work out and nice LA...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bronwyn K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on a warm night fascinating inside and out Can see the Hollywood sign as well as the planets

Date of experience: September 2019
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13 August 2019|
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Response from malibucandis | Reviewed this property |
Hello so the Observatory has changed. you can take a bus up there.
7 July 2019|
Response from EMFredric | Reviewed this property |
The parking fee is reasonable, Lyft/Uber would cost more and not sure why you'd want to come here when we're after such aftershocks but I'd do the parking and not stress the heat. You can try to park down the hill along the... More
20 June 2019|
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Response from J4808FLcarlog | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but the observatory closed every monday but its a spectacle seeing the beautiful view of the city from above! Enjoy that