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Los Angeles Sights

Griffith Park

Updated 03/31/2014

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The country’s largest municipal park, the 4,210-acre Griffith Park is a must for nature lovers. It’s the perfect spot for quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding urban areas. Bronson Canyon (where the Batcave from the classic Batman TV series is located) and Crystal Springs are favorite picnic spots. A variety of plants and animals native to Southern California can be found within the park’s borders, including deer, coyotes, and even a reclusive

mountain lion.

The park is named after Colonel Griffith J. Griffith, a mining tycoon who donated 3,000 acres to the city in 1896. As you might expect, the park has been used as a film and television location since the industry’s early days. Here you’ll find the Griffith Observatory, the Los Angeles Zoo, the Greek Theater, two golf courses, hiking and bridle trails, a swimming pool, a merry-go-round, and an outdoor train museum.

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Sight Information

Address:

4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, California, 90027, USA

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Phone:

323-913–4688

Sight Details:

  • Free; attractions inside park have separate admission fees
  • Daily 5 am–10:30 pm. Mountain roads close at sunset

Updated 03/31/2014

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