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Griffith Observatory - Things to Know Before Visiting

2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

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About Griffith Observatory

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. The observatory offers a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Admission has been free since the observatory's opening in 1935.


Attractions Near Griffith Observatory

Griffith Park
Griffith Park2.09km from Griffith Observatory

A large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains. It covers around 4,310 acres of land, making it one of the largest urban parks in North America. This park features a number of popular attractions such as the Los Angeles Zoo, the Autry Museum of the American West, the Griffith Observatory, and the Hollywood Sign. Due to its presence in many films, the park is among the most famous municipal parks in North America.

Hollyhock House
Hollyhock House2.12km from Griffith Observatory

Hollyhock House was designed by America’s most important 20th-century architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was commissioned by oil heiress and theatre producer Aline Barnsdall. It was built between 1919 and 1921. Aline Barnsdall was also a philanthropist and in 1927 gave the house and the surrounding twelve acres atop Olive Hill (now Barnsdall Park) to the City of Los Angeles as a memorial to her father Theodore.

Hollywood Sign
Hollywood Sign2.61km from Griffith Observatory

American landmark and cultural icon overlooking Hollywood. "HOLLYWOOD" is spelled out in 45-foot (13.7 m) tall white capital letters and is 350 feet (106.7 m) long. Visitors can hike to the sign.

Hollywood Pantages Theatre
Hollywood Pantages Theatre2.97km from Griffith Observatory

This is located at Hollywood and Vine, in Hollywood. It was the last theater built by the vaudeville impresario Alexander Pantages. The palatial Art Deco theater opened on June 4, 1930, as part of the Pantages Theatre Circuit. This venue celebrates the highest of quality and specializes in stage musicals and operas, some of the biggest Broadway productions have been held on it’s very stage including ‘West of The Rocky Mountains,’ and ‘Wicked.

Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame3.06km from Griffith Observatory

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a historic landmark which consists of more than 2,700[1] five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. It is a popular tourist destination, with an estimated 10 million annual visitors in 2010. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce holds trademark rights to the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Boulevard3.57km from Griffith Observatory

Hollywood Boulevard is a major east–west street in Los Angeles, California. It begins in the west as a winding residential street at Sunset Plaza Drive in the Hollywood Hills West district. After crossing Laurel Canyon Boulevard, it proceeds due east as a major thoroughfare through Hollywood, Little Armenia and Thai Town to Vermont Avenue. It then runs southeast to its eastern terminus at Sunset Boulevard in the Los Feliz district. Parts of the boulevard are popular tourist destinations.

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