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Must see for all especially children.

Great experience to see how are fossils are gathered and studied. Even adults will remain... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Grondy
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Modena, Italy
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Third Trip still interesting!

Always love the tar pits. It is not huge building but you need to walk the grounds, too. On a... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Jennifer J
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Rancho La Brea - Spanish for the tar ranch - is more than just a tourist stop, it's a renowned scientific resource.
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4 Aug 2017
“Must see for all especially children.”
11 Jun 2017
“Third Trip still interesting!”
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Great experience to see how are fossils are gathered and studied. Even adults will remain fascinated.

Thank Grondy
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Always love the tar pits. It is not huge building but you need to walk the grounds, too. On a beautiful day be sure to visit other museums in the area. Did not do extra fee items.

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Rancho La Brea refers to an old Spanish land grant - & not to the La Brea tar pits, which are only a small part. The original Rancho was in what is now the Miracle Mile area and more. Visit the Tar Pits Museum where...More

Thank David B L
Reviewed 3 October 2015

As a previous reviewer has alluded to, Rancho La Brea has an interesting history - the background and context can be easily accessed by searching for Rancho La Brea (for example the Wikipedia page will tell you all about the history of the land grant)....More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 17 August 2015

For children and adults. The possibility to witness how researchers find fossils. To see history unfold in front your eyes is tremendous.

Thank Grondy
Reviewed 24 August 2012

We were going to Santa Monica Beach and we decided to stop at La Brea Park. It is a natural "brea lake" were a lot of fossils where discovered. You actually can see the metane gas coming out... we had the "luck" to see how...More

Thank TwinkyWonder
Reviewed 25 July 2012

un californio is wrong about the history of this place. If you want to know more accurate information, you can google it. But basically, it was granted to a Portuguese immigrant(Rocha) by the Hispanic Mayor. Rocha's family later sold it to Henry Hancock because they...More

Thank Carrie L
Reviewed 10 August 2011

It was our last day in LA and we thought we would try someting different. Easy parking and no crowds so we off to a good start. The facility was well laid out and a joy to wander round. The discoveries found in these tar...More

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