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Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A.)
323 934 7243
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Ranked #30 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Historic Sites, Science Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Picnicking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Museum featuring artifacts from the La Brea tar pits.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

interesting place to visit. geologically speaking, it is a very interesting place to see tar naturally formed in the ground. the museum offers more history and information regarding the pits which reek of asphault in the neighborhood. quite an experience. a must see in the middle of a concrete jungle.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I hadn't heard of this place but was on the sightseeing bus tour and as soon as they described it, I had to hop off! such a great place to visit - small but fascinating and so unusual. Educational too!

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Pismo Beach, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lived in LA most if my early childhood and never visited much of the local attractions other than the theme parks. We always like to visit places that were not traveled by others as much and now I live in one of those quiet beautiful places. But making a 3 1/2 hour drive so my kids could see something different... More

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London, United Kingdom
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This museum and the surrounding park were a highlight of our trip to LA. It was a refreshing change to visit a 'real' attraction rather than something from Hollywood or art bought in from elsewhere (though there are some very good art museums in LA of course, including LACMA next door!). This is not a dinosaur museum. The tar pits... More

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have always been fascinated by Dinosaurs, so the La Brea Tars Pits and the Page Museum were a must see for me. (The tar pits outside are free, but the museum has a fee.) I loved the La Brea Tar Pits; yes even the distinctive bubbling, smelly tar pits caught my interest. It was so interesting to see some... More

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Elko, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I grew up in Los Angeles. In fact, I spent quite a bit of time at La Brea Tar Pits, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (which is still wonderful by the way). What an absolute heartbreak when I decided to take my grand daughters for a new experience here. I no longer live in California, but my... More

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Price of museum also includes guided tour. It would be best to set up your tour on-line ahead of time, otherwise the time slots may fill up.

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North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was such an interesting place to visit- lots of great information, the wall with the hundreds of dire wolf skulls really showed the volume of animals caught in these tar pits. Not too long- great to see Pit 91 & see them scooping tar & bones showing through the tar

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Tar pits were a very good educational day out, and gave a good insight into early Los Angeles. Couple of tips; bring food/drink as there are no facilities (though nearby outlets) and tickets are $9-$15 so be aware of that. Overall worthwhile, but gave it 4 stars based on cost and experience

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

There is no where else in the world that really matches the la brea tar pits in archaeological terms, so it felt very special to be there. Very interesting for the most part, but not enough to fill up a whole day.

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