Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory

Top 1% of attractions in Los Angeles
9 / 10

16 expert reviews

“Made world-famous in the film Rebel Without a Cause, Griffith Observatory's bronze domes have been Hollywood Hills landmarks since 1935.”

– Frommer's

"High on a hillside overlooking the city, the Griffith Observatory is one of the most celebrated icons of Los Angeles." Full review
"This 72-year-old Greek Revival landmark on a hilltop in Griffith Park is one of L.A.'s most recognizable icons, forever enshrined in the zeitgeist by the movie Rebel Without a Cause."
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"Its planetarium boasts the world’s most advanced star projector, and astronomical displays touch on the evolution of the telescope, and the ultraviolet x-rays used to map our solar system." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Los Angeles institution, the Griffith Observatory opened in 1935 with the mission of “inspiring everyone to observe, ponder, and understand the sky.”" Full review
Time Out
""If every person could look through that telescope," declared Griffith J Griffith, "it would revolutionize the world"." Full review
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