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6200 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3157
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

I just walked around this, but I let my traveling friends no that this was a really nice place and right next to the LA Holocaust museum. Nice place to walk around, exercise, and was nicely maintained.

Thank arleneeberly
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We only walked around the grounds and did not go into the museum. Walking around the grounds is free. You can pay to park at the museum or park on the streets, but be very careful with the parking signs as you can get towed...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 7 July 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...More

Thank Mark Q
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth checking out. Very interesting and surprising that these pits actually exist...in the middle of the city! Very informative. Neat to see them bubbling. The only reason I gave it a 4 is because the kids were only interested so long.

Thank dawnc763
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Park La Brea is an interesting stop while you are exploring the Los Angeles area. You might also learn something about the areas history while you are there.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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...More

Thank Lavarcham
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...More

2  Thank Sharon4554
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.

1  Thank DoubleExpresso
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...More

2  Thank oma664
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,...More

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1 April 2017|
Response from TheRealGelatoGirl | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. It is around a 1h walk.