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One of the most iconic buildings in the country and an indelible part of LA's skyline, the observatory is a must for visitors. This free planetarium has been featured in classic movies from Rebel Without A Cause to La La Land. Paid educational movie screenings are offered here daily as is the Wolfgang Puck restaurant The Cafe At The End Of The Universe (a clever Hitchiker's Guide To The Universe reference. Even when extremely busy, it's worth the hike for one of the best views of the Hollywood sign and the whole rest of the city.

On the Road: Paid parking in the main lot or along the main road. The spots fill up fast but free parking is available at several trailheads at the bottom of Griffith Park.

Family Friendly: A free, world-class planetarium.

Gem Type: Historic Site

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Dylan Payne

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Jan 7, 2019
Gray Schierholt
Planetarium!!!!
Nov 24, 2018
Bryce Lochlan
My first hike in a really long time...didn't pace myself at all so wound up doing the expert trail. Thankfully I remembered to bring sunblock, wate…
Nov 13, 2018
Kangwon Lee
Sep 3, 2018
Chayce Rickelman
Aug 3, 2018
Min Chon
Jul 11, 2018
Charm Smith
Jan 10, 2018
Chris McCloud
Visited as part of California trip 2017-2018 with Jiaxin & Sasi.
Sep 24, 2017
Julia Brown
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