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Griffith Observatory

1718 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend 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

Khoi
Khoi
October 03, 2019
this is the best place to view the whole LA, very beautiful view
Joshua
Joshua
July 23, 2019
Griffith Park truly is an icon. In hundreds of movies (most recently LaLa Land), it is a free astrology museum with multiple hiking trails in every direction. Take a frame worthy photo with the Hollywood Sign in the background. We recommend getting there early to get parking along the street heading…
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!
Ti And Rich
Ti And Rich
July 05, 2019
Must see local place for amazing views of Los Angeles and beautiful hikes. Parking is challenging, but doable at top of hill. Limited viewings through telescope, but very a special place.
Mari
Mari
July 22, 2019
Beautiful view of LA! Great shows inside, telescope to see the moon, and great hiking trails
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.
J
J
September 22, 2019
Must visit for Sunset!
Elias
Elias
September 29, 2019
The observatory overlooking Los Angeles offers excellent views of Downtown and Hollywood sign. Its features an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Admission is Free.
Liz
Liz
September 24, 2019
Another must-visit! The views are phenomenal! It’s especially nice to see the city from here at night.
Ashlei
Ashlei
September 25, 2019
Cool museum and park near the LA Zoo.
Agraciana
Agraciana
August 24, 2019
Amazing views of Los Angeles Especially night time
Jazz
Jazz
September 07, 2019
Take a trip to the stars.
Ginger
Ginger
July 17, 2019
If you love to Star Gaze this is the place to go!
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
August 16, 2019
The 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…
Christen
Christen
August 19, 2019
Hiking and science stuff. Parking can be crazy so plan accordingly.
Leah
Leah
September 05, 2019
Must see. The hike up is nice, if you should decide to hike.

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Los Angeles, CA 90027
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