Observatory
Griffith Observatory
2288 locals recommend
A local expert says
The Observatory has been justly famous for decades as the location from Rebel Without A Cause. And a little less so for Steve Martin’s Bowfinger. With the release of La La Land, which has a whole musical number here, this location will be rediscovered by a whole new generation of movie lovers. Be sure to check out the bust of James Dean on the west side of the lawn outside the observatory. Also, for real star sightings: Go inside for the planetarium.
Dana
Dana
With 21 years of experience at publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and IndieWire, Dana loves learning and sharing the behind-the-scenes factoids of places made famous from films shot in LA.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Doris
Doris
January 19, 2019
A classic destination in Los Angeles, the Griffith Observatory has been featured in many movies and TV Shows, most famously in Rebel without a Cause. It is free to visit and also a fully functioning Observatory that has been in use since its founding. There are trails surrounding the Observatory and…
Esteban
Esteban
January 17, 2019
Take a hike up to the observatory! You will love the amazing views!
Sachi
Sachi
January 08, 2019
Iconic building and movie location
Carmen
Carmen
January 08, 2019
The view from here is astonishing. And a super interesting place to visit with young children.
Rachel
Rachel
January 08, 2019
Want to see the stars in the sky and overlook ALL of LA? Well don't pass this undeniable must see up. Great for the whole family or romantically holding hands with your loved one and taking in the scene.