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Griffith Observatory

1715 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

Jaisel
Jaisel
June 8, 2020
Great place for sunset, only 20 minutes away!
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!
Caleb
Caleb
March 8, 2020
Free admission. +free parking at 2700 Vermont Ave lot. then take the shuttle up to the observatory.
N’kenge
N’kenge
January 30, 2020
great place to visit. see the whole la and constellations via telescope
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.
Kim
Kim
June 12, 2020
Iconic LA landmark. Parking can be tricky though so easier to catch an Uber or Lyft!
Jeanette
Jeanette
September 7, 2019
Take a trip to the stars.
Luis
Luis
July 25, 2020
sightseeing, walk around and check out the place
Mari
Mari
July 22, 2019
Beautiful view of LA! Great shows inside, telescope to see the moon, and great hiking trails
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…
Ginger
Ginger
July 17, 2019
If you love to Star Gaze this is the place to go!
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.
Stephanie
Stephanie
May 19, 2020
Beautiful views, public telescopes and star parties (only avail during specific viewing times...check online)
Nathyely
Nathyely
October 19, 2019
Stunning views of Hollywood and LA city
Israel
Israel
December 17, 2019
You can see the Hollywood sign from here and has great hiking trails. One of Los Angeles great landmarks!
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.
Lydia
Lydia
January 30, 2020
You can hike around the area as well. You can view the stars at night inside.
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…
Justin
Justin
November 21, 2019
Iconic LA sightseeing, planetarium, hiking, views, museum
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
Ida Marie
Ida Marie
May 21, 2020
Fun to explore in the daytime, but has beautiful views of Los Angeles at night!

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Location
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Credit cards
Yes (incl. Discover)
Wifi
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