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Park La Brea

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Address: 6200 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3157
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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum General Admission

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Visited this museum while on the area with the kids. Some great displays with interesting information for all ages. The grounds are also nice to walk around.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this museum while on the area with the kids. Some great displays with interesting information for all ages. The grounds are also nice to walk around.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The La Brea Tar Pits are a treasure right in the heart of Los Angeles. Part of the original Spanish land grant, Rancho La Brea, the city now owns it and conducts digs there to this day. It is in Museum Row near Wilshire and Fairfax. Easy to reach and easy to walk about. LACMA is there as well as... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

If you walk to the park, it's free to see the various pits and active excavation sites. If you drive, the parking is $12 which is not outrageous. Lots of informative signs. Best part about he main pit is seeing the methane bubble up. Overall, it was near to see the active excavations.

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you want to simply see the tar pits, the park is free to the public. The huge Lake Pit is fenced off as are several other areas where tar continues to seep up from the ground. All around are pits that are currently under excavation and some that have been closed. There is also a Pleistocene Garden. Restrooms are... More 

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

La Brea (the tar) Park is basically the "entrance" to the museum. But there is a lot to see there including real size models of elephants "bathing" in a (real) pond of water and tar, nice green areas, beautiful plants, etc. Don't mod the museum if you have enough time.

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Thank Silvia E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We have been going lately because we play Pokemon Go, but even without playing it is a lovely place. You see lots of families with children. You have the Page museum and LACMA, they are worth visiting. I park on the outside when there is a meter, past 8 pm it's free.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Not only is this great green space in the city but you have the museum of Art and the actual tar pits to walk around and see. While I did visit Both museums, it was the park and the mammoths I came to see. I remember them from my childhood in books and thought if ever get to LA, I... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

La Brea Park is great for walking and seeing the exhibits or basking in the sun on a lazy afternoon. The park is free but car parking is $12,00 and there is a cost for the museum but it has many things to see. Tar is still bubbling up in pools and there are a few life size replicas for... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

La Brea Park Very open park. A lot of events spill over from the Los Angeles County Museum next door. Music echoes and serenades visitors, who enjoy walking and seeing the exhibits or basking in the sun on a lazy afternoon. Great place to throw down a blanket, find good food at one of the many food trucks, and enjoy... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This a nice walk around just outside the museum. Too many tiny things to notice, Tar is still bubbling up in a tiny bits, kids loves to see stuck animals in tars ( couple of life size replicas) . Nice walk to pit areas where the work is still going on, every summer scientists and students are digging thru Tar... More 

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