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Park La Brea

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Neighbourhood: Central L.A
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Address: 6200 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3157
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General Admission Ticket: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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Peaceful and Relaxing

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2017
Port Hueneme, California
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked through the park after spending several hours in LACMA. Took a look at the museum from the rise outside but it was closed at that time. We tried a short cut through the huge La Brea housing complex across the road and found ourselves gated in. It was an interesting experience to see the houses on this 1940's... More 

Thank Lavarcham
Port Hueneme, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

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... More 

Thank Sharon4554
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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.

Thank DoubleExpresso
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 

Thank oma664
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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.

Thank Reingding13
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 

Thank grip652
Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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.

Thank Graice C
Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

Thank Grover R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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