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Griffith Observatory

The iconic Griffith Observatory, perched atop Mount Hollywood and commanding jaw-dropping views of the entire L.A. Basin, is perhaps most recognized for its cameo in James Dean’s Rebel Without a Cause. Its copper domes are the jewels in the crown of Griffith Park, the largest urban park in America and home to the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, a miniature railroad and pony rides, and acclaimed outdoor concert venue the Greek Theatre. Astronomy buffs can enjoy live shows in the finest planetarium in the world; the more grounded can take in panoramic city views along the popular Mount Hollywood trail, which begins at the observatory.


2800 E Observatory Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States