Mount Wilson Observatory, La Canada Flintridge

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  • Wind your way up the Angeles crest highway to Mount Wilson that has a world class astronomical collection of telescopes! On a clear day the view takes in Los Angeles and Catalina Island. Bring a picni...  more »
  • Not many people know that this place exists. It is in the mountains above Los Angeles, situated in the Angeles National Forest. Many years ago there was a resort here, but it is no more. On a clear da...  more »
  • Scenic ride up, take your time, stop along the way, breathtaking views on both sides. Mt. Wilson itself is great for science geeks with interesting exhibits on history of and explanations of impressiv...  more »
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  • A great escape from the big city if anything. Fresh air, good views of LA and the surroundings, and also a chance to see history up close, not to mention where science is still being conducted. The tours, which run on the weekends I think, are long but thorough, and give you access to the insides of the telescopes, which is way cooler than standing around outside.
  • I've driven past this place countless times during Angeles Crest Highway runs but decided to stop this time to check it out. Totally off the beaten path as you have to drive up a winding road for five miles, but the views at the top were a nice reward. Also, the telescopes and small museum were interesting to see and tour. There's also a spot to bring a picnic lunch if you plan ahead. Watch out for bikers and rocks in the roadway on the way up!
  • Great little half-day trip for great views and to learn more about space. Nice hiking trails surrounding the observatory if you have more time to explore. Windy drive up and down the mountain.
  • There are public events here, I have them on my calendar and receive the alerts. It is such a unique and different experience. I love bringing friends here who would never know it was even available. Thank you for opening up this beautiful telescope to the public.
  • The most facinating place in Los Angeles. Well it's second to the control room at JPL. But totally worth a visit if you are a deep space geek.

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