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La Brea Tar Pits & George C. Page Museum, Los Angeles, California

5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California

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  • Visited: November 2007
  • Submitted: May 16, 2012
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Submitted by: S-GODDESS v.

Wonderful, Educational, Extremely informational Quiet museum with convenient parking! It's no wonder why my Anthropology professor likes this place so much! this isn't such a good place for younger kids, all the younger kids below 10 years of age were all bored out of their minds and was annoying me and i knew their parents were irritated as well, cause all they wanted to do was go home and running all around the place, they do have a small, small section with stuffed animals, puzzles, and a floor mat for the kids, but seriously that thing was like 3x3. *it's really amazing what animals were roaming the lands before our time!! highly recommend bringing your older kids here, took us about 4 hours from beginni...

Submitted by: Jane f.

This review is for the tar pits and the Page Museum.  I love it there.  I love the old fashioned lamp post display that they have out front.  I took my kids there to take pictures for their photography class.  The pictures came out so nice that my daughter took her friend...

Submitted by: Dennis S.

Great outing with kids.   We've made several trips with grandsons, and they always enjoy it, whether age 4 or 10.  Watch the intro video, it frames...

Submitted by: Colleen L.

When I was a kid, I came here on a field trip and was bored. As an adult I can appreciate it more. On a stroll through the neighborhood I saw some people walking in. The staff at the entrance said they closed in 30 minutes. Admission would be half off, which was an offer I could not refuse, even though they usually recommended seeing it in 45 minutes. There were a couple exhibits that caught my attention. A pole where you pull up, to simulate how it would feel to get stuck or wade through tar. That was hard work. No wonder the animals got stuck and eaten alive.   Next was a wall of wolves skulls. Packs of wolves have been found here, along with camels, sloths, saber tooth animals and other gigantic creatures...

Submitted by: Angie E.

Yay to the Tar Pits! I remember coming as a kid and it brought back so many memories. Poking at the tar puddles with any stick I can find, pulling that thing with all the strength that I have ...

Submitted by: Mikey H.

"Will we see Fred Flintstone?  What about Sharon Stone?" I had always heard about the La Brea tar pits, but never went to see them, and I lived in Torrance for two years, but never really played tourist.  The parking gods must have been looking over us, because the sign said "lot full" but the attendant flagged us in. It's an interesting set up.  From the parking lot we went up a flight of stairs to the top.  The cement platform allowed us to look down into the atrium. "This is weird," I said, looking out toward Wilshire Blvd. "There's no railing, and look at that little girl at the edge." She then she jumped and so did my heart.  What we didn't know was that the platform is built on top of a hill and the mu...

Submitted by: David A.

Friday visit.  Pretty damn cool.  Smells like tar... Dragged my kids and sis to the museum.  First time in a long time I had been here and not much has changed.  Always surprises me how stupid predators can be.  I mean, one big animal goes in, followed by another, and another.  And the wolves are the most prevelant. Really amazing that this place is in the middle of LA.  Tar seeps up in the most bizarre places and you have to watch your step if you are roaming through the park.  The museum has some neat exhibits and has a couple of interesting films. If you want to venture to the Los Angeles County Musuem of Art, it is an easy trip.  Also, going up the the Farmers Market is a good diversion at the completion...

Submitted by: Jess M.

For the tar pits. I disagree with the reviews that say the tar pits are lame. This place is really unique.  How many cities in the world can boast of a tar pit in its very heart? not only is there a giant lake of tar, an excavation cite filled with tar, but the very grass you walk on has tar seeping and bubbling through it. Like the diamond field in Arkans...

Submitted by: Fern X.

If you're planning on visiting the La Brea Tar Pit/LACMA/Page Museum area anytime soon, and chances are that you are since you're viewing this page, then I highly recommend you venture on a Tuesday since the museum  is free otherwise you'll have to shell-out $10/person to enter the Page Museum - which after carefully deliberating my experience - is not worth it at all. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely enjoyed the artifacts and fossils that are preserved at the museum but the museum lacks in size. It is extremely small and can easily be observed in an hour. If you're having a tough time deciding on where to have a fun family experience then I suggest the Museum of Natural History. It is larger and more enrich...


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