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La Brea Tar Pits Tour by Segway provided by Another Side Of Los Angeles Tours

La Brea Tar Pits Tour by Segway

La Brea Tar Pits Tour by Segway
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About
Explore the ancient remains at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles with a modern form of transportation — the Segway! The convenient personal transport vehicle makes it easy to get around this popular and intriguing site and see the remains of prehistoric animals such as mastodons, mammoths and ground sloths. Learn all about the history and scientific significance of the tar pits from your informative guide during your morning or afternoon tour of this off-the-beaten-track attraction.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • A fascinating attraction for both visitors and science buffs alike, the La Brea Tar Pits feature the remains of animals from the Pleistocene Era, spanning from 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago. These historic creatures are entombed in natural asphalt traveling up from the ground, for a rare display of ancient history. Your Segway tour begins in central Los Angeles, where your guide will provide instructional tips on operating your Segway before hitting the streets. Once you feel comfortable, head out to the La Brea Tar Pits, where you'll hear the history of the area from your guide. Examine the bones from dire wolves, ground sloths, North American lions, mammoths, and more, and enjoy plenty of great Ice Age photo ops along the way. You’ll also learn how the tar from the pits was used by early settlers for building materials and fuel. Chips and bottled water will be provided throughout your trip to help you recharge. Your tour will conclude at its original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • A fascinating attraction for both visitors and science buffs alike, the La Brea Tar Pits feature the remains of animals from the Pleistocene Era, spanning from 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago. These historic creatures are entombed in natural asphalt traveling up from the ground, for a rare display of ancient history. Your Segway tour begins in central Los Angeles, where your guide will provide instructional tips on operating your Segway before hitting the streets. Once you feel comfortable, head out to the La Brea Tar Pits, where you'll hear the history of the area from your guide. Examine the bones from dire wolves, ground sloths, North American lions, mammoths, and more, and enjoy plenty of great Ice Age photo ops along the way. You’ll also learn how the tar from the pits was used by early settlers for building materials and fuel. Chips and bottled water will be provided throughout your trip to help you recharge. Your tour will conclude at its original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5058LABREA
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Narration by professional guide
  • 30-minute Segway orientation
  • Use of Segway and safety equipment (helmet)
  • Chips and bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Another Side Of Los Angeles Tours, 1080 S La Cienega Blvd #108, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA Our office is located on the 1st floor of the Marsel Plaza behind the glass elevator. Parking is available, the entry to the garage is on Whitworth Dr. There is also parking available on Whitworth Dr, Alfred St, Orlando Av, or La Jolla Av. - Please call us if you have any trouble at 1-310-289-8687
Additional information
  • Please provide your contact information (i.e. email, phone number) in the Special Requirements box at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years. Riders 12 to 15 years must have a parent present to both sign a waiver and accompany them on the tour
  • Riders 16 to 17 years must have a parent present to sign a waiver but are allowed to ride without parental accompaniment
  • Minimum weight is 100 lbs (45 kg), maximum is 250 lbs (113 kg)
  • Pregnant woman are not allowed to participate
  • While this tour is not physically demanding, you must have a decent level of fitness and be able to climb stairs without assistance to participate
  • Tours operate rain or shine
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Narration by professional guide
  • 30-minute Segway orientation
  • Use of Segway and safety equipment (helmet)
  • Chips and bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Departure details
  • Another Side Of Los Angeles Tours, 1080 S La Cienega Blvd #108, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA Our office is located on the 1st floor of the Marsel Plaza behind the glass elevator. Parking is available, the entry to the garage is on Whitworth Dr. There is also parking available on Whitworth Dr, Alfred St, Orlando Av, or La Jolla Av. - Please call us if you have any trouble at 1-310-289-8687
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Please provide your contact information (i.e. email, phone number) in the Special Requirements box at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years. Riders 12 to 15 years must have a parent present to both sign a waiver and accompany them on the tour
  • Riders 16 to 17 years must have a parent present to sign a waiver but are allowed to ride without parental accompaniment
  • Minimum weight is 100 lbs (45 kg), maximum is 250 lbs (113 kg)
  • Pregnant woman are not allowed to participate
  • While this tour is not physically demanding, you must have a decent level of fitness and be able to climb stairs without assistance to participate
  • Tours operate rain or shine
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Another Side Of Los Angeles Tours
    1080 S La Cienega Blvd #108, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA
    Our office is located on the 1st floor of the Marsel Plaza behind the glass elevator. Parking is available, the entry to the garage is on Whitworth Dr. There is also parking available on Whitworth Dr, Alfred St, Orlando Av, or La Jolla Av. - Please call us if you have any trouble at 1-310-289-8687
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    Another Side Of Los Angeles Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    Petersen Automotive Museum
    Urban Light
  • 2
    La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sheree J
Redmond3 contributions
Awesome Experience
Aug 2020 • Couples
We live near the beach and we had spent the weekend down south at Laguna. We love the city and we wanted a city experience and I found this Segway tour. We love electric scooters and thought it would be similar but it was different enough to make it a new experience and zipping through the Wilshire area was awesome! Micah was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable and friendly! We enjoyed his company and he did a great job keeping us safe! We were celebrating our 19 year anniversary. This turned out to be a perfect activity!
Written 26 August 2020
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KarenB_California
San Carlos, CA112 contributions
We love Segways but maybe not to La Brea Tar Pits Tour
Feb 2020
This was our second Segway tour. Having been about 2 years since the last one, I and one daughter were a little tentative but we re-learned the hang of it quickly. Micah was great, answered all of our questions, gave interesting info about various sites and is a stellar picture-taker. Seriously, I expected a hokey pic in front of the lamp posts, and his pic was so perfectly framed. I don't do Instagram but it was Instagram-worthy.

I think this particular tour was probably 4 stars. The problem is the trek to La Brea just isn't THAT interesting and we didn't get to go inside the visitor center. La Brea is big and it was nice to zip through the pathways on Segways but there isn't much to see or do from the outside.

I like Micah and the Segways were great so I'd just recommend a different destination.
Written 5 March 2020
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Morganp
1 contribution
Very good
It was very interesting and our tour guide Joel did an excellent job of informing us of the history of Beverly hill
Written 4 January 2020
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MZS2
New York City, NY3 contributions
Enjoyable Tour!
Jan 2018 • Couples
We ended up with only a day and a half in Los Angeles and decided to take the Segway tour of the La Brea Tarpits with the "Another Side of Los Angeles" Segway company.
our guide, Cameron was extremely pleasant, very knowledgeable about the history of the tar pits, and Los Angeles in general. It was a very nice way to spend two hours. We hope to return and try some of their other tours in the future.
Written 4 January 2018
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Nika A
2 contributions
Happy couple on their anniversary
I booked a segway tour for my parents' anniversary. It was a lovely tour to the Tar Pits which they enjoyed. They got the hang of riding in minutes and went on cruising down Wilshire towards LACMA. We're locals, so this was more of a weekend activity rather than an explorative experience, but there's always stuff to discover along the way. Thanks to Cameron for being fun, accommodating and just great to be around.
Written 19 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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