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Griffith Observatory

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Why locals recommends it
The Observatory has been justly famous for decades as the location from Rebel Without A Cause. And a little less so for Steve Martin’s Bowfinger. With the release of La La Land, which has a whole musical number here, this location will be rediscovered by a whole new generation of movie lovers. Be sure to check out the bust of James Dean on the west side of the lawn outside the observatory. Also, for real star sightings: Go inside for the planetarium.
Dana
Dana
October 28, 2016

Tips from locals

Jeanette
Jeanette
September 7, 2019
Take a trip to the stars.
Rebecca
Rebecca
July 17, 2019
Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Great views from Los Angeles to Hollywood to the Pacific Ocean! Opened in 1935. Featured in the James Dean film Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Back to the Future (1985) & La La Land (2016) among many others.
Ru
Ru
November 25, 2021
Griffith Observatory is an observatory in Los Angeles, California on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. 
Amber
Amber
November 11, 2019
established in 1935,most visite destinations in south califoenia and the most popular observatory in the world。14miles away from home
Lauren
Lauren
November 19, 2021
Nice place to watch the sunset with views to the ocean on a clear day. Taking an Uber or Lyft will probably be cheaper and easier than parking.
Cris
Cris
March 9, 2020
The Griffith Observatory is a Los Angeles landmark. The planetarium show is great, and the view from the building is awesome. You can drive up or hike from Fern Dell in Griffith Park.
Lydia
Lydia
January 30, 2020
You can hike around the area as well. You can view the stars at night inside.
Cheryl
Cheryl
November 20, 2021
A must-see if you're new to LA! Great hiking trails and views of the Hollywood sign.
Ginger
Ginger
July 17, 2019
If you love to Star Gaze this is the place to go!
Mari
Mari
July 22, 2019
Beautiful view of LA! Great shows inside, telescope to see the moon, and great hiking trails
Emily
Emily
November 19, 2021
One of the most iconic spots in LA, and it's free! Head into Griffith Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America, and make your way up the winding road to the observatory where you'll have a panoramic view of the city. Pop inside and learn all about the final frontier! LA is home to…
Sam
Sam
November 22, 2021
Historical 1935 facility has excellent views of the Hollywood sign and the city of Los Angeles. Parking and admission are free. Best to go at night on a weeknight. Closed on Mondays.
Violet
Violet
February 29, 2020
he Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the…
N’kenge
N’kenge
January 30, 2020
great place to visit. see the whole la and constellations via telescope
Israel
Israel
December 17, 2019
You can see the Hollywood sign from here and has great hiking trails. One of Los Angeles great landmarks!
Caleb
Caleb
March 8, 2020
Free admission. +free parking at 2700 Vermont Ave lot. then take the shuttle up to the observatory.
Nathyely
Nathyely
October 19, 2019
Stunning views of Hollywood and LA city
Laura
Laura
August 17, 2019
Beautiful views! A don’t miss. There are a lot of free exhibits and a paid planetarium show. Difficult parking!
Flor
Flor
October 24, 2019
It’s an Art Deco landmark from 1935 with a spectacular view of the city of Angels. The planetarium offers nightly shows check the calendar and get your tickets before you go.
Justin
Justin
November 21, 2019
Iconic LA sightseeing, planetarium, hiking, views, museum
Miriam
Miriam
December 11, 2019
A fantastic view of the valley. On clear days Los Angeles looks like a mega city and if you are lucky you are able to see the ocean. At night the city lights are breath-taking. The exhibitions inside the observatory are modern and interestng. There is a planetarium and the moviesare always…

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