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Griffith Park covers around 4,210 acres of parkland landscape and natural chaparral-spanned terrain. This is a largest urban park that includes various attractions such as Autry National Center, Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round, Travel Town Museum etc. to explore around. The park also promotes activities like hiking, train rides, playing golf and tennis.
Nature's Lap Of Griffith Park
The theatre was established in the year 1930. It is owned by the City Of Los Angeles and is operated by SMG. The Greek Theatre has the capacity of 5,870 seats and the stages are modified after the Greek Temple. This Theatre has won the Best Small Outdoor Venue Award for seven times. Concerts, stage shows, convocation are presented here now.
The observatory is a popular tourist attraction spot. It is designed in Art Deco archaeological style. The Griffith Observatory offers excellent view to Hollywood signs and its surrounding. Entry to the building and ground of the Griffith Park is free. The observatory conducts Planetarium shows eight times on the weekdays and ten times in the weekends.
It is also known as the Travel Town Museum. This rail museum was established in the year 1952. The museum has forty-three full scale railroad engines, rolling stock and cars and exhibits different variety of engines.
The Bronson Cave is the another section of the Griffith Park. The canyon is famous as filming location for many movies and television shows and is easily accessible from Hollywood.
This pine tree is the heritage tree for Griffith Park. The tree is large with unique values and considered to be irreplaceable. The main reasons for its heritage designation are its age, rarity, size, and also its botanical, ecological, historical and aesthetic value. It is the centre of attraction for visitors.
The museum is in western American-Indian type, gathers the attention of the tourists. The Autry Museum of the American West displays the wide variety of the exhibition and public programs which includes films, music, lectures, festivals, theatres and also perform scholarship and educational programs. It has two sites and around 1.5 million visitors visits this place annually.
How to Get Tickets?
You can buy tickets online from this website
How To Get Around?
Griffith Park is located at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in LA's Los Feliz neighborhood. Access to the park is easiest by car, and parking is free. For information and maps, stop by the Griffith Park Ranger Station at Crystal Springs Drive.
What Should I Wear?
You are recommended to wear lightweight, soft fabric clothing which makes you feel comfortable. You can wear anything from shorts, pants, tops, shirts to look casual and stylish. You can wear shoes, sandals or flip-flops according to your suitability.
Best Time to Visit
You can explore this place throughout the year. However, from the month of March to May and September to November is the perfect timing to visit the studio as the climate offers cooler weather, less humid air and smaller crowd.
Will I Need a Guide?
You can get around most parts of the park on foot but for new tourists it is not a bad option to have a guide to avoid the hard work of navigating efficiently.
How To Get There?
The easiest way to get to the park is to take Bus or cabs which would take you to the place in about 40 to 70 minutes based on your location. There are many stations near the park which are at a walking distance and would take 5 to 10 minutes of walking to reach. The place also has more than 2000 parking spaces adjacent to the park and many other at a walking distance.
You are advised to book Griffith Park Tickets in advance to save your time and money as well. Pick the best time to visit here. Fresh fruits and vegetables are allowed in the studio. Packed food and snacks are not allowed. Be aware of pickpockets. Take care of your valuables. All hiking trail and mountain roads are closed after sunset.