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“Interesting for the price” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
+1 213-763-3499
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Ranked #22 of 702 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Leisure education, Picnicking
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Explore the world's only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Inside the Page Museum is where we showcase the best fossils, animals, and plants that have been discovered here - mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and more. Experience the Ice Age come to life with our Ice Age Encounters show. Outside check out the La Brea Tar Pits where tar is still bubbling and our active fossil excavation sites to see what our excavators have uncovered today. Make the most of your visit with our Excavator Tour. Get the behind-the-scenes story and see scientists working on recently excavated fossils, walk around our famous Lake Pit, and visit our live dig site where scientists discover new Ice Age specimens every day. Free with museum admission.
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La Quinta, California
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“Interesting for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

It is a very small museum can be done in about an hour and a half. Price is reasonable. Parking easy to get to. We went with our 2 teenagers and they found it "boring" Be sure to watch the movie and the skit(hokie) or it is really had to get an understanding for what you are seeing.

Visited March 2013
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“1st time to CA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Page Museum was on our list of things to do in LA. It is very educational and interesting that such a thing occurred in what is now one of the largest cities! We got there right after they opened in the morning. They have a large parking area ($7 to park), which I believe filled up pretty quickly. I think the adult admission into the museum was $12.

Visited March 2013
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

The museum was small, could do it in an hour, but it was still very interesting and informative. You even get to see an active site. Many fossils to see. Great for the whole family and not expensive.

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“What a hassle to deal with”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We wanted to visit this place, so after dealing with a lack of signs to locate it, a parking lot was located which wanted to charge us 10 dollars to park (not including admission). By that point, it wasn't worthwhile so we went elsewhere.

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“A good museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

This was a good museum, more for the back-story than what you actually get to see. The movies that the show, and the skit really help put it all into perspective. We've been to many museums, and this one is pretty good in comparison. The tar pits themselves are quite impressive.

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