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Griffith Park Visitor Guide

Guide to Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA


Encompassing over 4,107 acres of natural terrain covered with California oak trees, wild sage and manzanita, Griffith Park is the USA's largest municipal park.
Griffith Park Visitor Guide

Griffith Park

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About Griffith Park

Griffith Park is open to the public from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Griffith Park is also home to the Hollywood sign, which stands - not in Hollywood as you might think - but on Mt. Lee.

Things to Do in Griffith Park

This list of attractions and activities in and around Griffith Park include is in the order you'd see them by driving around the park counter-clockwise starting from the entrance at Los Feliz Boulevard and Crystal Springs Drive: Use this handy map to see where they all are.

Best Thing to Do in Griffith Park

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Hollywood Sign
Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage
Greek Theatre
Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles Zoo
Travel Town Museum
Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round
Train Rides
Horseback Riding

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Getting to Griffith Park

Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 485-5501
Griffith Park website
Griffith Park is northwest of downtown Los Angeles, just west of I-5, roughly between Los Feliz Boulevard and the Ventura Freeway (CA Hwy 134).

You can get to Griffith Park from these freeway exits:

  • I-5: Los Feliz Boulevard, Griffith Park (direct entry) and Zoo Drive
  • Eastbound CA Hwy 34: Forest Lawn Drive or Victory Boulevard
  • Westbound CA Hwy 34: Zoo Drive or Forest Lawn Drive
You can get weekend public bus service from the Vermont/Sunset Metro Red Line station to the Griffith Observatory, but other public transit options are spotty at best.
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