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The Griffith Observatory was the vision and dream of one man.

After viewing stars through a research telescope, Griffith J. Griffith exclaimed, “If all mankind could look through that telescope, it would change the world!”

The art deco structure is sited on a south-facing slope in Griffith Park located north of the Los Feliz neighborhood. From the architecture of the building, the breathtaking views that reach from Downtown Los Angeles, to Hollywood, and the Pacific Ocean, and its renowned leadership role in public astronomy, it is one of Los Angeles’ most popular attractions.

Since opening in 1935 the Observatory has operated as a free facility for the general public.

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