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Griffith Observatory is an observatory in Los Angeles, California on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. It is named after its benefactor, Griffith J. Griffith. Admission has been free since the observatory’s opening in 1935, in accordance with the benefactor’s will.

Over 7 million people have been able to view through the 12-inch (30. 5 cm) Zeiss refractor since the observatory’s 1935 opening; this is the most people to have viewed through any telescope.

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Nearby Locations:

Hollywood Sign (1.6 miles)
Hollywood Walk of Fame (1.9 miles)
Runyon Canyon Park (3 miles)
Brady Bunch House (4.7 miles)
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area (8.4 miles)
Murphy Ranch (12.7 miles)
Santa Monica Pier (13.4 miles)
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park (17.1 miles)
Solstice Canyon (26.6 miles)
Paradise Cove Beach (28.7 miles)
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Griffith Observatory, 2800 E Observatory Rd, , CA
Los Angeles, California 90027

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