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CasandraTP
Sydney, Australia3,578 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
You have to walk through the park to get to La Brea Tar Pits Museum. They are very smelly and are actively being excavated. There are a number of statues around the pits depicting the ice age animals that were stuck in them, but it is a shame they have to have large fences around them to stop silly people getting too near. The star is the museum, so if you get the chance do visit that.
Written 6 August 2023
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Edward L
Burke, VA383 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I always wanted to check this site out since I was a youngster. It very interesting with all the different animals that had been caught and recovered from the tar pits. We also had the opportunity to see the technicians work on a fossil in their lab. It is neat that they built the city around this landmark.
Written 14 November 2021
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themac3s
Fort Lauderdale, FL142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We didn’t want to pay to go in. There is an plenty to see and read walking around outside. Very interesting to see.
Written 18 May 2019
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marybelle08
Los Angeles, CA69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
The "big" draw here is probably the Tar Pits, which makes a nice family trip, or date with your favorite nerd. It's off Wilshire, so getting something to eat in the mid-Wishire area, then strolling over is not a bad idea. What's fun is that active research is going on, as you visit, so you'll proabably see paleontologists and other researchers doing things in the pits, and surrounding them. You really get the scope and breadth of what we know, and what we are still learning about our natural past, and how it might relate to our future. You can't go wrong with this place. My one caveat is to bring a hat and sunscreen, since this part of the city gets quite hot, and since there's a lot of concrete and building materials surrounding the tar pits, being prepared, covered, and hydrated is a good idea.
Written 27 January 2019
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Mark Q
San Antonio, TX56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
Of course the tar pits existed long before the city but I was intrigued by this on-going dig site in the heart of the LA metroplex. The tar pits are mere blocks from Wilshire Blvd and just a few miles from Rodeo Drive. The thousands of fossils the pits have yielded is staggering and the work continues today. The is a must see for the natural historian and paleontology students of all ages. The La Brea tar pits were on my top 4 sites to see in LA and I was not disappointed.
Written 7 July 2018
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Julian H
Hutto, TX189 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The park is free and you get to see all the tar pits. We paid for the museum tour which was basically a large room with bones that were escavated. The museum took us 20 minutes to go through. Save your money and stay outdoors where it is free.
Written 22 April 2015
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cassandra s
Fort Lauderdale, FL67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014
The park always amazes me every time I go. They are always uncovering new site and assembling new sculptures in the park. It's always fun to see a new tar pit come to the surface. The museum is less than 15 a person. The landscaping is more than amazing. The flower are gorgeous. You can pay for parking or park on the street and walk in on the pedestrian entrance.
Written 28 May 2014
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MSUmindy
Shelby, MI711 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
The LaBrea Tar Pits are the stuff of science fiction! This is a great stop, even if you don't go to the Page Museum. Just parking and viewing for 20 or 30 minutes is quite an experience. Better than fiction!
Written 7 January 2014
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Scenic815143
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
For college students going to UCLA or for those wanting a quiet atmosphere. this location has it all; outdoor pool, miles of hiking trails as well as an activities centre. You may choose to live in the towers or have a condo home
Written 13 September 2019
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Sharon4554
Port Hueneme, CA27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
You can walk right over from the Museum of Art. Nice trees and park to sit and unwind. We enjoyed the Tar Pit but will save that museum for another day. There's a line of food trucks across the street that are very good and give you a great variety. We'll get food there and eat at the park next time.
Written 31 January 2017
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