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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum General Admission
"Head to the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and join visitors who come to witness Ice Age fossils being excavated right in the middle of L.A. Check out the tar bubbling in the Lake Pit see prehistoric plants in the Pleistocene Garden and explore active dig sites where excavators uncover something new every day. Inside the Museum scope out fossils from prehistoric creatures like mammoths saber-toothed cats dire wolves ground sloths
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Grand Tour of Los Angeles
"Hop on the coach and meet your driver-guide who provides interesting and amusing commentary about Los Angeles and its movie history throughout your sightseeing tour. Start on Hollywood Boulevard where you'll see the 200 cement handprints at the TCL Chinese Theatre stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and pass by Dolby Theatre home to the Academy Awards. Continue through town for a photo op of the Hollywood Sign built in 1923 and considered a national monument and see the Studios at Paramount in West Hollywood and the CBS television studios. (If you're on the morning tour
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Museum Admission
"Discover more than 300 real fossils admire 20 complete skeletons and check out the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series with a visit to the National History Museum’s Dinosaur Hall. Get a behind-the-scenes look at paleontologists in the Dino Lab and see dinosaurs come to life at the Dinosaur Encounters show.
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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum Tips (33)

Extinct Kitties

If you’d like to see a Saber Toothed Cat and Mammoths while in LA, stop by the Tar Pits on Wilshire Blvd. The animals were trapped in the pits and preserved there through the centuries. The...
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Lhenne1
Jan 20, 2009

La Brea Tar Pits

For ages, the La Brea Tar Pits have entombed many animals that were not able to escape its sticky grasp. A statue of a stricken mammoth calling out to its helpless family (see picture) illustrates the...
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cheap_tourist
Jun 12, 2004

The La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits are a unique L.A. sight that's worth checking out while you're in town. Situated right next to the L.A. County Musuem of Art, in the heart of the Miracle Mile area, the Tar Pits...
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Erin74
May 07, 2004

La Brea Tar Pits

Slowly oozing its way beneath Los Angeles, the city that itself oozes (that may just be Hollywood though), are the La Brea Tar Pits. The pits, no relation to Brad Pitt, are the home to literally...
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kdoc13
Sep 10, 2004

La Brea Tar Pits - prehistoric animals pits

Located right in downtown LA, it is amazing to view the open black tar pits that preserved extinct ancient animals that once walked the earth in Los Angeles area.Included woolly mammoths, mastadoons,...
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SLLiew
Nov 03, 2007

Page Museum

Your trip is not complete unless you visit the Page Museum. It is not a huge museum, but is very unique do to the fact they are still digging and finding fossils. The other very unique thing is you...
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Yaqui
Mar 10, 2013

La Brea Tar Pits

Over 11,000 years ago during the Pleistoncene period this area was teaming with wildlife of ancient animals such as American Mastodons, Saber Toothed Cats, Camels, Dire Wolves, Harlan's Ground Sloths,...
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Yaqui
Mar 10, 2013

Hancock Park La Brea Pits Marker

It reads:Presented toThe Citizens of Los Angeles CountyIn December 1916 byCaptain Allan HancockWith a request that the scientific features be preservedFirst historic reference to the tar poolsRecorded...
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Yaqui
Mar 10, 2013

A Fantastic Place to Visit!

The Page Museum at La Brea (The Tar Pits) is a wonderful place to go If you are interested in science, archaeology, animals, history or just to see what has been uncovered from the depths of Los...
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lmkluque
Aug 29, 2014

La Brea Tar Pits Page Museum~Pit 91

Digging began 1915 looking for the large clusters of fossils since they were to become the main show pieces, while others had to wait till 1969 since this pit was reopened collecting everything, even...
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Yaqui
Oct 19, 2014

Go in the city & enter a prehistoric world-La Brea

At The La Brea Tar Pits There are many attractions of greater Los Angeles- the lovely beaches, the hip happenings of Hollywood, the allure of the fashionable Westside and yes, there is the tar -of the...
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marinarena
Feb 02, 2013

La Brea Tar Pits

After seeing this place in movies I, of course, had to see it for myself! I loved that it's now surrounded by museums since you can only look at a pond of water for a little while :) I did expect...
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kymbanm
Apr 12, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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Craft and Folk Art Museum

Small museum with changing exhibits of folk art close to the LA County museum and right across the street from the la Brea tar pits. When I visited it had an exhibit of communist era propaganda...
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA

Located just on the other side of the Urban Lights Sculpture is a tucked away garden that I think gets overlooked. The front sculptures markers reads: Since the opening of LACMA in 1965, B. Gerald...
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The Grove

At the Grove, its not just restaurants or shopping, but you can enjoy a trolley ride, yes a trolley ride. Very unique, fun, and FREE!! Its has a lift for those who have disabilities too. The Grove...
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Farmer's Market (The Original)

From Dairy farm to derrick filled Oil field, who would have guessed in1880 that this bit of land was destined to become a tourist "must see" in Los Angeles? As the City of Los Angeles expanded, it...
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Beverly Center

If you need to go shopping, and want a high-end mall experience, this is your spot. Almost every store you can think of is here or nearby and there's a bar right in the middle! Be sure to bring plenty...
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Melrose Avenue

Okay, most of the LA natives are aware that the trendy Melrose Ave is not what it was 10 years ago.... However, there are still a handful of amazing stores hidden away on this street. These stores are...
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Getting to La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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5801 Wilshire Blvd.

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  • Sunday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Monday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Saturday 09:30 to 17:00

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