Griffith Observatory

27 miles to Los Angeles International Airport

Majestically perched atop Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park and facing South, is the Griffith Observatory. It projects a 360 degree panorama of entire city, including Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, and the Pacific Ocean. The observatory is a favorite tourist draw. From its standpoint, one will get an excellent look of the Hollywood Sign. There is also an elaborate selection of space and science-themed shows. The Observatory is owned and operated by the city of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation. Admission to the Observatory is usually free, and it has been since 1935.

The Griffith Observatory is the public observatory that is most visited anywhere. Since it opened, it has been host to over seventy-six million visitors. It is a one-of-a-kind mix of planetarium, exhibition arena and public observatory. As the third planetarium in the country, the Observatory is committed to public research.

The Observatory is open nearly every evening and at no cost to the public. Guests can view through a telescope each evening when skies are clear and the structure is is open. Millions have gazed through the Zeiss 12-inch refracting telescope more than through any any other on Earth.

The Griffith Observatory is 10 miles to the Los Angeles Convention Center and 32 miles to Port of Los Angeles.

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