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The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

311 locals recommend ·

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Ashlei
Ashlei
September 25, 2019
Nice area to visit with kids or families. The original tar pits still in tact from the dinosaur days! They made it into a museum.
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
September 14, 2019
Tar pits!! So cool and definitely something to see. West of downtown Los Angeles.
Laura
Laura
September 12, 2019
You can't come to L.A. without visiting the historic tar pits and their ongoing excavations. Fossils of giant sloths, sabertooth lions and wooly mammoths are found in the bubbling tar that still lies beneath Los Angeles. The museum and excavation pits are open to the public and next door to the LA…
Leah
Leah
September 05, 2019
World’s most active fossil recovery site! The world’s only urban ice age fossil recovery site! The first museum to ever include a viewing window into their lab! Millions of fossils recovered, discoveries made daily. Great if you want to see bubbling tar, dire wolf skulls (yes, they’re real), and…
Gary
Gary
August 21, 2019
La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. The tar is often covered with dust, leaves, or water. Over many centuries, the tar preserved the bones of…
Location
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone+1 213-763-3499
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:30 AM
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