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Park La Brea

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Address: 6200 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone Number: (866) 677-0134
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Activities: Picnicking
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Great park and Tar Pits too

If you're visiting LA, you have to stop by the park and see the famous tar pits (still bubbling) as well as the park. When we were there several South American bands were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
JimH_Tarheel
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

If you're visiting LA, you have to stop by the park and see the famous tar pits (still bubbling) as well as the park. When we were there several South American bands were performing. Great time, a small oasis in LA.

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Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went here as part of a tour of L.A. and it was quite an interesting stop. We took pics and watched the tar bubbling. I will warn you that definitely smelled horrible. It's not something I've ever seen before, but also isn't something I'd probably ever desire to return to. Nevertheless, I'm glad it was part of the tour... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Went here as part of a tour. It was worth seeing, but I'm glad we didn't spend much time there. There isn't that much to see unless you are a real enthusiast and want to know more about the history/science.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Nice park near downtown with some open spaces. Of course not as glamorous as a national park, but very unusual and interesting to check out. It's strange something like this exists in a big city. Something to see. The pits are still active with bubbles. Around the park they have areas fenced off where the tar is on the surface.... More 

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Launceston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Awesome place! It was great to find this place. Had no idea it existed. A great window into the prehistoric past of the area. Totally unique, valuable and very reasonably priced.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The park always amazes me every time I go. They are always uncovering new site and assembling new sculptures in the park. It's always fun to see a new tar pit come to the surface. The museum is less than 15 a person. The landscaping is more than amazing. The flower are gorgeous. You can pay for parking or park... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

It's cool to look at the archeologists working on current stuff from the site great knowledge of the staff about history And friendly to

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had heard about the tar pit from movies and "Big bang theory" and were disappointed at the size of the tar pit -- we had thought it was a considerable size, which it is not. Never the less it was interesting

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Washington State
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We didn't have time to tour the Page Museum which was probably our mistake. The park area is pretty, and it cool to see the archaeologists working on the current excavation, but we certainly expected more from the hype of the tar pits. At least it was a nice day to spend with extended family.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The LaBrea Tar Pits are the stuff of science fiction! This is a great stop, even if you don't go to the Page Museum. Just parking and viewing for 20 or 30 minutes is quite an experience. Better than fiction!

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