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Bif! Bam! Trees! Making Griffith Park Bigger, An Acre At A Time

Batgirl and Batman tour the Batcave. (M Cheung/Flickr Creative Commons)
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There's a hillside near the entrance to the Bronson Caves section of Griffith Park, aka the area where they shot the Batmobile hauling out of the Batcave in the 1960s TV show. Fun fact: They actually used a tunnel, not a cave, which let them go faster than they otherwise would have (along with speeding up the footage).

Anyway. In more important news, the Friends of Griffith Park organized the purchase of an acre of land near said Batcave. Now it will be preserved from any potential development, meaning you'll be able to stand and admire its nature anytime you want. Try putting your hands on your hips while doing so, like you're a superhero.

The asking price was more than a million dollars, but they managed to land it for just $500,000. It's a pretty hilly piece of land, which might necessitate a Batrope to scale it — so maybe just take a look before heading into the newly reopened Griffith Park, old chum.