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Griffith Park Attractions

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Perched between the Los Feliz and Hollywood neighborhood and the San Fernando Valley, Griffith Park is a destination with something for everyone. In this very large park are museums, a zoo, the famous Griffith Observatory, the Greek Theater, some golf course and much more.

Day 1 of this guide will help you to locate some of the sites in the park.

Day 2 lists some nearby destinations worth checking out, including some destinations in the trendy Los Feliz shopping district on Vermont Ave.

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Griffith Park

Griffith Park

  • 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
  • Hollywood; entrances are along Los Feliz Blvd., at Riverside Dr., Vermont Ave., and Western Ave
  • tel:323/913-4688
  • Visit website
  • Hollywood, 90028
American Film Institute

American Film Institute

  • 2021 North Western Avenue
  • tel:+1 323 856 7600
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90027
Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory

  • 2800 E. Observatory Rd
  • In Griffith Park, at the end of Vermont Ave
  • tel:213/473-0800
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90027
Ennis-Brown House

Ennis-Brown House

  • 2607 Glendower Avenue
  • tel:6264054842
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90027
The Greek Theatre

The Greek Theatre

  • 2700 North Vermont
  • (Griffith Park)
  • tel:(323) 665-5857
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  • Los Angeles, 90027
Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course

Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course

  • 2650 North Vermont Avenue
  • tel:+1 323 665 2011
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  • Los Angeles, 90027
Fern Dell Trail

Fern Dell Trail

This scenic and shady walk on the edge of Griffith Park starts on the west side of Fern Dell Drive, near the intersection with Black Oak Drive. You follow a man-made creek replete with shade loving vegetation. After a short interval (about a quarter of a mile), the path crosses under Fern Dell Drive and soon after you exit the garden.

From here you can continue for a short hike (about a mile) uphill to Griffith Observatory. If you are braced for the continuous mile going uphill, this is actually great low-stress way to access the observatory. There are two branches of this trail up the ravine, making it feel like more like a loop.
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The Dresden Room

The Dresden Room

  • 1760 N. Vermont Avenue
  • tel:323/665-4294
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  • Hollywood, 90027
The Trails Cafe

The Trails Cafe

  • 2333 Fern Dell Drive
  • tel:(323) 871-2102
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  • Los Angeles, 90068
Hollyhock House

Hollyhock House

  • 4800 Hollywood Boulevard
  • Barnsdall Park
  • tel:+1 323 644 6269
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  • Los Angeles, 90027
Bronson Caves

Bronson Caves

  • West side of Griffith Park
  • end of Canyon Drive
  • tel:(213) 913-4688 (Ranger Station)
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  • Los Angeles, 90026
Fatburger

Fatburger

  • 1611 North Vermont Avenue
  • tel:(323) 663-3100
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  • Los Angeles, 90027
The HOLLYWOOD Sign

The HOLLYWOOD Sign

  • 6342 Mulholland Highway
  • Griffith Park
  • tel:+1 323 258 4338
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  • Los Angeles, 90013
Los Feliz Municipal Golf Course

Los Feliz Municipal Golf Course

  • 3207 Los Feliz Boulevard
  • tel:+1 323 663 7758
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90027
Travel Town Museum

Travel Town Museum

  • 5200 Zoo Drive
  • Griffith Park
  • tel:(323) 662-5874
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90027
Los Angeles Zoo

Los Angeles Zoo

  • 5333 Zoo Dr
  • Griffith Park
  • tel:(323) 644-4200
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 91203
Autry National Center - Museum of the American West

Autry National Center - Museum of the American West

  • 4700 Western Heritage Way
  • (Griffith Park)
  • tel:+1 323 667 2000
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90027-1462
Griffith Park--Harding & Wilson Courses

Griffith Park--Harding & Wilson Courses

  • 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
  • Griffith Park
  • tel:+1 323 664 2255
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  • Los Angeles, 90027
Griffith Park Merry Go Round

Griffith Park Merry Go Round

  • 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
  • tel:(323) 665-3051
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90027

This carousel is fully functional, though it may no be quite as shiny as it once was. It's true this lovely contraption is a historic relic (complete with Stinson 165 organ), but never-mind it keeps working and definitely makes for a fun place to go with kids. Nearby (walking down the hill) is the sprawling Shane's Inspiration playground.
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