Griffith Park Observatory, Los Angeles

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2800 East Observatory Road (323) 664-1181

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    Great view over LA

    by Russ60 Written Dec 13, 2003

    We headed out from Manns Chinese Theatre and up towards the hills adjacent to the Hollywood sign. Although the Observatory is closed you can still park at the top and get a fantastic panoramic view over LA.

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    You never know who you'll meet...

    by PartyRambo Written Oct 23, 2003

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    At the top of Griffith Park, the (largest?) public park area in the continental United States, lies one of the best views of the city.
    I went during the day, but at night it must be brilliant with lights.
    Here the observatory probably sees very little of the cosmos, what with the smog you can slice with a knife & take home in a doggie bag, but still, it's a well known landmark, and one of the best locations from which to see the famous Hollywood Sign.

    Galileo Galilei, meet Johannes Kepler...
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    The Griffith Park &...

    by jenna24 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Griffith Park & Observatory
    Nestled high above the Los Angeles skyline you will find Griffith Park. This beautiful natures wonder will bring you beautiful sunsets, marvelous views of the city, laser light shows to popular music and an opportunity to see Saturn up close and personal. And if the observatory looks familiar , maybe it is because you saw it in Rebel without a Cause?

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    Check out Griffith Park...

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Check out Griffith Park Observatory located at Griffith Park. If you can, you must come here at night. The view of the entire city of Los Angeles from up here is nothing short of spectacular! Breathtaking indeed!

    Photo Below: View of the entire city of LA on a smoggy day from GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY.

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    I would start out by going to...

    by jengilpin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I would start out by going to the Griffith Observatory , at Griffith Park. You get a beautiful view of the entire area (if not smoggy) and a shot of the Hollywood sign. This is also a great place to start hikes, if interested.

    If you want CHEESY - then definately go to Hollywood Boulevard for the Walk of Fame, Mann's Chinese theater and LOTS of tacky souveneirs

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    The Griffith Observatory

    by Elainehead Updated Apr 13, 2006

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    It sits on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood where it commands a stunning view of the Los Angeles basin below.

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    The Front Door to the Universe...

    by PartyRambo Written Oct 23, 2003

    Quite a nice-looking building architecturally, here's the view as you walk/drive up from the gate, after a long, winding roadway through miles of park.

    Sorta like a Mickey Mouse cap...
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    Griffith Park Observatory

    by 10110 Updated Mar 27, 2003

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    This is an observatory and planetarium.You can see the view of the entire city of Los Angeles from up here.

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    The Observatory

    by sunnywong Written Aug 25, 2002

    The landmark Observatory (Tues–Fri 2–10pm, Sat & Sun 12.30–10pm; free) here has been seen in innumerable Hollywood films. It is also a great place to view the skyline of down town Los Angeles.

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