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Reviewed September 9, 2018

I just walked around this, but I let my traveling friends no that this was a really nice place and right next to the LA Holocaust museum. Nice place to walk around, exercise, and was nicely maintained.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank arleneeberly
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We only walked around the grounds and did not go into the museum. Walking around the grounds is free. You can pay to park at the museum or park on the streets, but be very careful with the parking signs as you can get towed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Of course the tar pits existed long before the city but I was intrigued by this on-going dig site in the heart of the LA metroplex. The tar pits are mere blocks from Wilshire Blvd and just a few miles from Rodeo Drive. The thousands...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mark Q
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth checking out. Very interesting and surprising that these pits actually exist...in the middle of the city! Very informative. Neat to see them bubbling. The only reason I gave it a 4 is because the kids were only interested so long.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank dawnc763
Reviewed September 28, 2017

Park La Brea is an interesting stop while you are exploring the Los Angeles area. You might also learn something about the areas history while you are there.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed February 27, 2017

We walked through the park after spending several hours in LACMA. Took a look at the museum from the rise outside but it was closed at that time. We tried a short cut through the huge La Brea housing complex across the road and found...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

You can walk right over from the Museum of Art. Nice trees and park to sit and unwind. We enjoyed the Tar Pit but will save that museum for another day. There's a line of food trucks across the street that are very good and...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Sharon4554
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum while on the area with the kids. Some great displays with interesting information for all ages. The grounds are also nice to walk around.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank DoubleExpresso
Reviewed January 12, 2017

The La Brea Tar Pits are a treasure right in the heart of Los Angeles. Part of the original Spanish land grant, Rancho La Brea, the city now owns it and conducts digs there to this day. It is in Museum Row near Wilshire and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank oma664
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

If you walk to the park, it's free to see the various pits and active excavation sites. If you drive, the parking is $12 which is not outrageous. Lots of informative signs. Best part about he main pit is seeing the methane bubble up. Overall,...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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March 31, 2017|
Response from TheRealGelatoGirl | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. It is around a 1h walk.
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3 Nights in LA in January (4 Replies)
Hi Guys, I'm travelling to the US from Australia for a month with my partner and child in January and our arrive in LA. My partner and I did LA for 2 weeks years ago and enjoyed it, but this trip is dedicated to seeing San Diego, San Francisco and the East Coast, however as we are flying into LA, I have made sure we spend a few nights there and go to a few NBA games whilst in town at the Staples Centre. So last time we stayed in an Apartment in West Hollywood at Park La Brea and...More
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Will you have a car?
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Hi, We are planning four nights in L.A. with kids aged 10 and 12. We are arriving from San Diego, Anaheim and Sequia Ntl. Forest and will by the time we arrive in L.A. have visited Disneyland, SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo. I am planning to return the rental car upon arrival in L.A. and instead rely on public transport and taxi services. Is this a good idea? In L.A. we will do the walk of fame, celebrety tour etc. Me might spend a day at Universal Studio (but that will remain optional)....More
February 26, 2012|
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Having a car in LA is almost always better and more convenient than relying on public transportation, LA is the one city where you want to have a car if at all possible. If having a car in LA would break the budget, consider skipping it in San Diego or Anaheim, especially if the car's going to be sitting at theme park parking lots all day. Being on the coast, Santa Monica is not as central as some inland areas but it is the most central of the coastal areas. But you would spend a lot of...More
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Is the Fuller Avenue/ Park La Brea area a safe neighborhood and good area to stay on vacation?
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