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Worth a little walk around. It was very close to our Wilshire hotel. Interesting fact sheet. Also, a few minutes walk to Petersen Automotive Museum
I didn’t even know this place existed, interesting to visit, with so many interesting to watch and experience a different kind of museum, so relaxing to go and walk, and see all this tar coming out of the ground, great field trip place to take kids and teenagers.
It’s a little confusing after you pay to park, to know where to go. There’s no one directing you so you kind of just start walking. My advice would be to start with the museum. You can’t miss it because it’s in the middle of a grass hill next to the parking lot. After about…
I came back 50 years after seeing it for the first time. My memories are more impressive than the current state. Maybe they were more active. But it is a good idea to see how mankind discovered oil - seepage to the surface like this famous spot. I didn't go into the museum.
The children in our family (and the adults) really liked the Tar Pits! It's an amazing history lesson on what use to live on earth thousands of years ago. They have over 3.5 million fossils collected and are still doing daily excavations. The research facility was in full swing…