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“Not worth the hype”
Review of Park La Brea

Park La Brea
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Washington State
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not worth the hype”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

We didn't have time to tour the Page Museum which was probably our mistake. The park area is pretty, and it cool to see the archaeologists working on the current excavation, but we certainly expected more from the hype of the tar pits. At least it was a nice day to spend with extended family.

Visited December 2013
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Lansing, Michigan
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68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Take the time to go”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

The LaBrea Tar Pits are the stuff of science fiction! This is a great stop, even if you don't go to the Page Museum. Just parking and viewing for 20 or 30 minutes is quite an experience. Better than fiction!

Visited December 2013
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Belgium
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37 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice to walk through”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Visited the parcel because LACMA wasn't open yet. It's a bit of mysterious and smelly :) glad I saw it and it's just around the corner of the museum

Visited September 2013
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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307 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Nice park for a quick visit”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

The La Brea tar pits are an interesting phenomenon. There is a nice park and a museum by the pits. However, you can visit the park for free without visiting the museum, which is geared primary towards children. The park and lake are worth a quick visit if you are in the area.

We visited on a Sunday morning and there was no parking attendant. We were able to park for free. There may be a parking fee at other times, though.

Visited October 2013
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Enumclaw, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Family friendly”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a great park to relax, learn about history and enjoy peace in the midst of busy Los Angeles. Looking at the tar pits and watching tar ooze and bubble and methane gas causing explosions is so fascinating. If you are lucky, perhaps workers will be working on the excavations! And the best part of it, this park is free!

We didn't have a chance to visit the museum but that will happen next time we are in the L.A. area.

Visited September 2013
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