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Park La Brea

6200 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3157
+1 866-677-0134
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“tar pits” (28 reviews)
“museum of art” (3 reviews)
“food trucks” (4 reviews)
6200 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3157
Central L.A
+1 866-677-0134
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth checking out. Very interesting and surprising that these pits actually exist...in the middle of the city! Very informative. Neat to see them bubbling. The only reason I gave it a 4 is because the kids were only interested so long.

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Park La Brea is an interesting stop while you are exploring the Los Angeles area. You might also learn something about the areas history while you are there.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We walked through the park after spending several hours in LACMA. Took a look at the museum from the rise outside but it was closed at that time. We tried a short cut through the huge La Brea housing complex across the road and found...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

You can walk right over from the Museum of Art. Nice trees and park to sit and unwind. We enjoyed the Tar Pit but will save that museum for another day. There's a line of food trucks across the street that are very good and...More

2  Thank Sharon4554
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum while on the area with the kids. Some great displays with interesting information for all ages. The grounds are also nice to walk around.

Thank DoubleExpresso
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The La Brea Tar Pits are a treasure right in the heart of Los Angeles. Part of the original Spanish land grant, Rancho La Brea, the city now owns it and conducts digs there to this day. It is in Museum Row near Wilshire and...More

1  Thank oma664
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

If you walk to the park, it's free to see the various pits and active excavation sites. If you drive, the parking is $12 which is not outrageous. Lots of informative signs. Best part about he main pit is seeing the methane bubble up. Overall,...More

Thank Reingding13
Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you want to simply see the tar pits, the park is free to the public. The huge Lake Pit is fenced off as are several other areas where tar continues to seep up from the ground. All around are pits that are currently under...More

Thank grip652
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

La Brea (the tar) Park is basically the "entrance" to the museum. But there is a lot to see there including real size models of elephants "bathing" in a (real) pond of water and tar, nice green areas, beautiful plants, etc. Don't mod the museum...More

Thank justanygirl
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We have been going lately because we play Pokemon Go, but even without playing it is a lovely place. You see lots of families with children. You have the Page museum and LACMA, they are worth visiting. I park on the outside when there is...More

Thank Graice C
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1 April 2017|
Response from justanygirl | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. It is around a 1h walk.