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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 young children, Activities for older children
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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Spacious museum with many cool exhibits, inside and out. We got combo tickets with the Natural history museum which turned out to be a great deal. Seeing real scientists at work was also a plus.

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Shanghai, China
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fun little museum - lots of big teeth! I was surprised to learn of the animals that once lived in the LA area. The tar pits outside are free to see, the museum has a fee. In the centre of the museum is a glassed-in lab where you can watch people working on the bones that have been found. There... More

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West Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I loved the La Brea Tar Pits and the Page Museum. It's such a funky little park -- bubbling, smelly tar pits -- in the middle of LA! The museum breaks down the significance to make it all very accessible to the visitor. You don't need to be a paleontologist to understand and appreciate their significance. Even my mom who... More

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