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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
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La Brea Tar Pits Tour by Segway
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Small Group Highlights Tour of Los Angeles
Ranked #21 of 593 things to do in Los Angeles
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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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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We found this place to tell a very interesting story about LA, thousands of years ago. It was very cool to see a working tar pit. The Page Museum really helps to explain all that you see outside near the pits. If you like science or history, you shouldn't miss this on a visit to LA. The "fishbowl" inside the museum lets you see working scientists. A January visit almost ensures that the crowds will be very light - I recommend it! But any time you get to go here, you should take advantage.

Thank Foxl18
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

I had no idea these were even here. Very interesting for a quick stop as you're making your way are LA

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

A wonderful museum, not only for kids, but adults too! So much to see and experience inside, as well as observing the pits outside, with the replica mammoths, and nice seated area to relax in the sun while navigating around LACMA and the Page Museum.
The gift shop is also lovely, with toys and books, as well as little fossils, (I bought an amazing sabre tooth lion replica!) and other very unique items. Added to this, the friendly and very knowledgeable staff make this a must see.
It can easily be visited along with LACMA, but it will be a long day! Bring a picnic to enjoy outside, or dine at one of the on site food places.

Thank RhiRa
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

It was cool to see all this the first time, but there is nothing here to bring me back again and again. But if it's your first visiting to LA, it's a great place to stop by when hitting up musum row. Just a few steps from LACMA, it's filled with thousands of cool ice age bones and artifacts, all of which give you a pretty good idea of what it must have been like around here not too long ago. Lots of really long sharp teeth trying to bite you -- things haven't changed that much it seems.

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Great place to explore with the children and look at artifacts and spend time t the various excavated pits around La Brea.

Thank christina f
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