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“Interesting place. Free on the outside to look at pits”
Review of Park La Brea

Park La Brea
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$15.00*
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General Admission Ticket: La Brea Tar Pits and...
Ranked #101 of 553 things to do in Los Angeles
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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

If you just want to look at pits they are free. Page Museum is interesting to look at, all the animals they found in the pits. The pits were labeled and interesting to look at.

Thank Denverperson
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Beautiful park in the middle of L.A. Lots of grass, trees, and shade. Perfect for a little picnic. The tar pits were very interesting to see. My son had a great time chasing the pigeons. There was a band playing next to the excavation area but we didn't stop to check it out. Parking is a bit limited, and it does smell like tar when you get closer to the pits, but I would definitely go back, and it is free. And if you're interested in seeing the excavation site, they close at 4 PM.

Thank VangFamily
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We came to Park la Brea to check out the tar pits and the LACMA and found more than we expected. The grounds were manicured and there was good signage telling you where things were. There were statues of old pre historic creatures that were awesome for photo opportunities. We took advantage. There were open pits that you could walk into a room and view the excavation of below. They had information surrounding the walls and fun facts about the tar pits. The page museum is also located on the grounds. We didn't partake in this because there was plenty for us to see. We went before the LACMA opened and there was almost no one else in the whole park but us. It was perfect.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

nice free attraction. Park laid out with different tar pools including one with on going excavation of dire wolf and saber tooth tiger bones, Paige museum good deal for $12

Thank Brentplag
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Just happin to enter the town of La Brea and it hit me, Tar Pits. Had to check it out. Very nice park, there was a dog ( Pit Bull ) rescue adoption going on at the time I went. I didn't have time to go in the museum but would like to return to check it out. Hard to believe the tar just bubbling up all around the park, was weird but cool.

Thank Carnutz
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