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Griffith Observatory2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

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.

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Hollywood Sign2.61 KMs away 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.

Los Angeles Zoo3.65 KMs away from Griffith Observatory

A 133-acre (54 ha) zoo founded in 1966. Major attractions include botanical gardens, Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains, Gorilla Reserve, and Elephants.

Autry Museum of the American West3.79 KMs away from Griffith Observatory

Dedicated to exploring an inclusive history of the American West. The museum presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music, and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach.

Travel Town Museum4.06 KMs away from Griffith Observatory

A railway museum focusing on the history of railroad transportation in the western United States from 1880 to the 1930s, with an emphasis on railroading in Southern California and the Los Angeles area.

Walk Of Fame4.11 KMs away from Griffith Observatory

Comprises more than 2,600 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. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of a mix of musicians, actors, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others.

Runyon Canyon Park4.71 KMs away from Griffith Observatory

60-acre (65 ha) park with numerous hiking trails. Because of its proximity to residential areas of Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills, celebrity sightings are common here.

Universal Studios Hollywood5.35 KMs away from Griffith Observatory

A film studio and theme park. It is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios still in use and is the first of many full-fledged Universal Studios Theme Parks located across the world.

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum7.91 KMs away from Griffith Observatory

A group of tar pits from where asphalt has seeped up from the ground for tens of thousands of years. Over many centuries, the tar preserved the bones of trapped animals. The Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art8.13 KMs away from Griffith Observatory

Largest art museum in the western United States. It attracts nearly a million visitors annually. It holds more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present.

Walt Disney Concert Hall8.42 KMs away from Griffith Observatory

Fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center designed by Frank Gehry. Home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. A tribute to Walt Disney's devotion to the arts and to the city.

Petersen Automotive Museum8.43 KMs away from Griffith Observatory

One of the world's largest automotive museums with over 100 vehicles on display in its 25 galleries. The remaining half of the collection is kept in a vault, located on the basement level of the building. Age restrictions and an admission premium are in effect to view the vault collection.

The Broad8.50 KMs away from Griffith Observatory

A contemporary art museum with free general admission to its permanent collection galleries. Houses a nearly 2,000-piece collection of contemporary art, featuring 200 artists.

Bradbury Building8.96 KMs away from Griffith Observatory

An architectural landmark in downtown Los Angeles. Built in 1893, the five-story office building is best known for its extraordinary skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs and elevators, and their ornate ironwork.