Located on the summit of Mount Wilson above Pasadena at an altitude of 5715 feet, Mount Wilson Observatory is a must visit place if you’re around.

Visitors can view the historic Hooker 100-inch telescope, free of cost.

Read about the rich history of setting up of this observatory here.

We highly recommend their weekend tours available between 30th March and 29th November. They run for a couple of hours and offer entrance into both the 60-inch and 100-inch telescope domes, as well as the observing room of the 150-foot Solar Tower Telescope.

There’s also Cosmic Café located in the Pavilion. As a hiker or biker, you’ll enjoy it as your destination. 10/10 recommended.

Disclaimer: Since the elevation stands high at ~5k feet and the tour is two-hour long, it isn’t suited for individuals with respiratory or heart problems and with low mobility.

TO DO: Visit the Mount Wilson Observatory.

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