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The Observatory is located in the eastern suburbs of Hyde Park/Mt. Lookout near Ault Park.

The easiest access is from I-71.

From the North:

Take the Dana Avenue exit 5 off of I-71. Turn left at the light.
Dana Ave crosses Madison Road and becomes Observatory Ave.
Continue east on Observatory for ~1.75 miles.
The last traffic light you cross will be Delta Ave. Continue straight on Observatory Ave up the hill about 1/4 mile.
The Observatory will be on your left on Observatory Place.
If you miss Observatory Place you will come to the only Stop Sign on the route. You missed us by one block.

From the South:

Take the Dana Avenue exit 5 off of I-71. Turn left at the light on to Duck Creek.
After about 3/4 mile, Bear right on to Dana Ave.
Dana Ave crosses Madison Road and becomes Observatory Ave.
Continue east on Observatory for ~1.75 miles.
The last traffic light you cross will be Delta Ave. Continue straight on Observatory Ave up the hill about 1/4 mile.
The Observatory will be on your left on Observatory Place.
If you miss Observatory Place you will come to the only Stop Sign on the route. You missed us by one block.

Parking:

For most events parking is available in the circular driveway at the end of Observatory Place.
To maximize the number of available spots please pull straight in like spokes on a wheel.

Larger events or groups may require parking on the grounds near the back of the main building.

  • At the entrance of the circular driveway turn left on to Avery Lane.
  • At the end of the blacktop turn right on to the gravel road. (Do not park along Avery Lane or the gravel road.)
  • Parking is available to the right, behind the row of bushes. There will be signs or volunteers to direct you.


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