Not far from the iconic Hollywood Sign, on the south-facing slopes of the Hollywood Hills, another famous landmark in Los Angeles: the Griffith Observatory. This popular movie venue is actually one of the largest viewing platforms in the world for public viewing and is one of the only space-themed attractions in the United States. Each year, more than 1.5 million visitors watch through their huge telescopes, learn from the exhibition and experience the performance of the Planetarium. Location: Griffith Observatory is located in Griffith Park in Los Feliz, Los Angeles. Main attractions: Zeiss Telescope (consisting of 12-inch and 9-inch semi-refractive telescopes), Coelostat and solar telescopes, planetariums, exhibits and independent telescopes for public use. The Griffith Observatory receives more than 1.5 million visitors each year. Admission to the Observatory is free; parking fees and tickets to watch the performances of the Planetarium are charged. The Griffith Observatory is unique because it is purely a public observatory and prides itself on providing anyone with the opportunity to observe through a telescope. Its theme and main goal is to “turn visitors into observers.” This makes it a very different type of observatory rather than its research siblings, which is completely focused on professional astronomical observations.