La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, California

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La Brea Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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(323) 934-7243

http://tarpits.org

  • 3 mentions in Best itinerary for 2 days in Los Angeles?

    • Courtney R.

      Courtney R. said, "...fun, but I’d suggest going to LACMA or even the Craft & Folk Art Museum across the street instead of the La Brea Tar Pits. Most of the interesting part of it can be seen from the street and unless you’ve got a..." See More

    • Zach W.

      Zach W. said, "...are pretty touristy...I've lived in LA for almost 10 years and don't see any reason to go to Universal CityWalk or La Brea Tar Pits if you only have 2 days. I would say Venice Beach and Boardwalk into Main Street in Santa Monica..." See More

  • 3 mentions in 5 best things to do in L.A.?

    • Irene N.

      Irene N. said, "...Museum of Comtemparary Art is a must! And its next to the La Brea Tar Pits so you can visit that museum too. Malibu is a great place for the beach and community-Hollywood actor types. Take a Hollywood bus tour. Want a feel of..." See More

    • Kristal S.

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      Kristal S. said, "...around. Personally, I would suggest renting a car because public transportation is a hassle. For museums, my favorites are LACMA , La Brea Tar Pits and The Getty Center. For pricier restaurants I love Mastro's Steakhouse, KOI Restaurant, Nobu Los Angeles or Nobu Malibu,..." See More

    • Leonard L.

      Leonard L. said, "...a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Go early, bring a picnic basket with deli foods and a bottle of wine, enjoy.Museums: La Brea Tar Pits is one of the most unique museums in the world.Food: Go uniquely LA. Chase down one of the four..." See More

  • 3 mentions in What are must see places when traveling with kids in Los Angeles?

    • Alexis C.

      Alexis C. said, "... La Brea Tar Pits, and the associated Page Museum (http://www.tarpits.org/) A small and inviting museum that the kids will love, and you will, too! No swimming in the tar pit, though!..." See More

    • Mary Anne B.

      Mary Anne B. said, "...The view is great. Kids also love the Griffith Observatory. Check the Museums, sometimes they have great exhibits for kids. The La Brea Tar Pits can be fun too...." See More

    • Leonard L.

      Leonard L. said, "...Don't forget Universal Studios Hollywood!Museums are sometimes a little tough when you're surrounded by sun, sand and surf! But definitely second La Brea Tar Pits which is very unique, as well as the previously mentioned science museums. Griffith Observatory is worth it just for..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Free things to do in Los Angeles?

    • Emme S.

      Emme S. said, "...(There's so many vantage points but I'd recommend taking the hiking trail from N Vermont Canyon Rd) 6. TV Taping 7. La Brea Tar Pits 8. Getty Museum 9. Getty Villa 10. Walt Disney Concert Hall Hope that helps =0)..." See More

    • Kristal S.

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      Kristal S. said, "...Pier gives you access to the beach and you can walk along the pier, you can see great sunsets from here! La Brea Tar Pits- this isn't free, regularly $12 but the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August) are free..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Best places to visit in Los Angeles?

    • Justin S.

      Justin S. said, "...Hands down, the La Brea Tar Pits. Right in the middle of a concrete metropolis that seems so geologically dead, you have a reminder of humanity's tiny role in the planet's history. You have a site that still disgorges reminders of Earth's past,..." See More

    • Luis L.

      Luis L. said, "...district is located in down town central between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits are next door to each other. Map of Zip Code 90048..." See More

  • 2 mentions in What to do with two 60 year olds for a week in LA?

    • Kristal S.

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      Kristal S. said, "...there's the LACMA, which always has really cool exhibits, Petersen Automotive Museum is nice if they are into cars or the La Brea Tar Pits are cool to see. The Getty Villaoffers great views and areas to sit outside. If they are a little..." See More

    • Carol B.

      Carol B. said, "...LA Art Museum LACMA, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Blvd. Chinese Theater. Mann's Chinese Theater, La Brea Tar Pits, Catalina Island,The Queen Mary, and Venice Beach and Boardwalk to name a few...." See More

  • 1 mention in My mom's 1st time in LA

    • Alexis C.

      Alexis C. said, "...always nice to visit LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and see the latest show. Right near it is the La Brea Tar Pits (and associated museum) which are always nice to visit. You might also want to visit the Getty Museum. As..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best activities to do in LA with kids?

    • Mimi N.

      Mimi N. said, "...Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. It is a beachfront pool club with a concession stand. I also recommend the La Brea Tar Pits and LACMA, which are in the same area...." See More

  • 1 mention in Activities for Kids in LA

    • Susan J.

      Susan J. said, "...then grab lunch after at In-N-Out Burger (a California must - get the cheese burger "animal style" and a milk shake). 3. La Brea Tar Pits- an ice age fossil excavation site in the middle of LA.4. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County5...." See More

  • 1 mention in San Fran all the way to San Diego 5 friends one car what do we need to do!

    • Andy H.

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      Andy H. said, "...in SD. Then we went to the LACMAWe didn't go in, but there's plenty to see outside the museum, including the La Brea Tar Pits. That afternoon we did the touristy crap like Hollywood, Mann's Chinese Theater, Hollywood Wax Museum, and the Hollywood..." See More

  • 1 mention in First time in LA - How can I feel like a local?

    • Katie A.

      Katie A. said, "...Don't miss the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County ... or the more local spot, the La Brea Tar Pits on Wilshire, right next to LACMA..." See More

  • 1 mention in 12 days in USA - where to travel?

    • Justin S.

      Justin S. said, "...Terrible traffic, very spread out, a bit harried and rushed. Hollywood is incredibly disappointing. My oddball choice for favorite attraction is La Brea Tar Pits because you have this amazing geological site right in the middle of a seemingly dead concretescape...." See More

  • 1 mention in Things to do in Los Angeles

    • Justin S.

      Justin S. said, "...Guitars and Pro Audio is a must for me, but most people won't care!). But aside from that, I love the La Brea Tar Pits... it's this wild, primordial place right in the middle of concrete and steel. Such a cool reminder that..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where are fun family places to go in Los Angeles?

    • Quang T.

      Quang T. said, "...vote for California Science Center. My sister has a 5-year old daughter and said she loved it there. Also, consider the La Brea Tar Pits, which is near the LACMA...." See More

  • 1 mention in Visiting a friend in November for a week and need suggestions on what to do

    • Leonard L.

      Leonard L. said, "...neighborhood to hang out. Getty Museum has spectacular art and a good excuse to head up the coast a little ways. La Brea Tar Pits is a fascinating museum, and you can see (and smell) the tar pits still bubbling away on the museum..." See More

  • 1 mention in Convenient Hotel

    • Evan S.

      Evan S. said, "...hotel will allow you to walk to a TON of museums including Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the La Brea Tar Pits. The location is also central, so taking a taxi or public transit should be fairly easy as well...." See More

  • 1 mention in Please tell me the 5 best tourist spots in LA

    • Heather Ann W.

      Heather Ann W. said, "...Santa Monica Pier Griffith Observatory Venice Beach and Boardwalk La Brea Tar Pits Hollywood Sign The Getty Center..." See More

  • 1 mention in First timers to LA- What are moderately priced hotels close to Hollywood?

    • Courtney R.

      Courtney R. said, "...that's pretty cheap, too. It'll put you right near some major attractions like The Grove, LACMA, the Farmers Market, and the La Brea Tar Pits among other places...." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the most popular neighborhoods in L.A.?

    • Kristal S.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Kristal S. said, "...life. They have Animal, a popular small plates restaurant as well as other trendy spots. Mid-Wilshire or Mid City covers the La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA, Petersen Automotive Museum. N Robertson Blvd which has lots of high end stores as well as trendy..." See More

  • 1 mention in where can I stay that is central to all attractions

    • Laurance R.

      Laurance R. said, "...Walt Disney Concert Hall, some performance venues, a new cathedral are also . The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the La Brea Tar Pits, and the Petersen Automotive Museum are in the same area but some distance from downtown. The public transportation..." See More

  • 1 mention in Visiting LA in July, best ways of transportation without a car?

    • Breanna W.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Breanna W. said, "...To the La Brea Tar Pits, there's a Metro bus that you can take from Olympic/Figueroa to Olympic/Hauser. That will be your cheapest option and is pretty easy. Unfortunately public transportation in LA isn't the best, and getting to The Getty Center is..." See More

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