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The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

310 locals recommend
Location
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone+1 213-763-3499
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM
Credit Cards
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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…