La Brea Tar Pits

★★★★☆

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Its a absolute waste of time and money. There are a few skeletons of prehistoric animals and some tacky models and thats it. For that, they charge a chunk of change. Its not worth it. Just take a look at the tar pits (which are again a disappointment) - its free.

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★☆☆☆☆

Its a absolute waste of time and money. There are a few skeletons of prehistoric animals and some tacky models and thats it. For that, they charge a chunk of change. Its not worth it. Just take a look at the tar pits (which are again a disappointment) - its free.

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As a Brit making a flying visit to the USA, I knew of the Tar Pits only having seen them in the film "Volcano", and I didn't have time to visit the museum, just the open air Tar Pits themselves. What a disappointment! There's very little to see, and anyway the tar itself appeared to be covered by a layer of water.

If, like me, you don't have time to visit the museum, don't bother with this one. There are plenty of far more interesting things to see and do in LA!

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★★☆☆☆

As a Brit making a flying visit to the USA, I knew of the Tar Pits only having seen them in the film "Volcano", and I didn't have time to visit the museum, just the open air Tar Pits themselves. What a disappointment! There's very little to see, and anyway the tar itself appeared to be covered by a layer of water.

If, like me, you don't have time to visit the museum, don't bother with this one. There are plenty of far more interesting things to see and do in LA!

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I agree, this has become a bit of a tourist trap in the line of all things L.A., but it is still very educational and worth a trip. They have some fine displays and give a great introduction into paleontology. The fake floating elephants outside can be a bit much, but do give you an idea of what it was like. The self guiding tour is enjoyable and I would definitely stop in!

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★★★★☆

I agree, this has become a bit of a tourist trap in the line of all things L.A., but it is still very educational and worth a trip. They have some fine displays and give a great introduction into paleontology. The fake floating elephants outside can be a bit much, but do give you an idea of what it was like. The self guiding tour is enjoyable and I would definitely stop in!

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I decided i wanted to take my dad some place for his birthday he had not been to before! so i picked here there are musemus to see also however it does cost to get in when we went a couple accually sow us and gave us 2 passes to go in... there is a free museam also.. VERY NICE inside! my 2yr old loved it!

and my dad was very happy to go there

PROS: Great Seance good walking you can have your dogs with you
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★★★★★

I decided i wanted to take my dad some place for his birthday he had not been to before! so i picked here there are musemus to see also however it does cost to get in when we went a couple accually sow us and gave us 2 passes to go in... there is a free museam also.. VERY NICE inside! my 2yr old loved it!

and my dad was very happy to go there

PROS: Great Seance good walking you can have your dogs with you
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The La Brea Tar Pits is a must stop location. It is, like most places in LA, a bit of a tourist trap. But the set up is amazing. Outside is a a self-guided walking tour around a massive tar pit with fake elephants floating around, but the place to really go is inside a small building on top of the hill behind the tar pits. There you will find an amazing exhibit on the history of the tar pits . It's filled with fossils and other items. Although there is street parking, it migh be easier to park in the lot on a weekday.

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★★★★☆

The La Brea Tar Pits is a must stop location. It is, like most places in LA, a bit of a tourist trap. But the set up is amazing. Outside is a a self-guided walking tour around a massive tar pit with fake elephants floating around, but the place to really go is inside a small building on top of the hill behind the tar pits. There you will find an amazing exhibit on the history of the tar pits . It's filled with fossils and other items. Although there is street parking, it migh be easier to park in the lot on a weekday.

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I highly recommend a stop at this place when visiting Los Angeles, as it was very imformative for us. We learned Brea means Tar in Spanish and Southern California was wetter and colder than it is now. Its so important to be able to learn the history of an area, so people can learn from the past.

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★★★★★

I highly recommend a stop at this place when visiting Los Angeles, as it was very imformative for us. We learned Brea means Tar in Spanish and Southern California was wetter and colder than it is now. Its so important to be able to learn the history of an area, so people can learn from the past.

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I love, love this place. It's a fascinating place to explore as an adult and an even better place to take young children. It's a shame how very few people realize what a geological phenomenon the La Brea Tar Pits actually is. If you're interested in paleontology, I would check out their colleciton and talk to some of the scientists or graduate students working there. It will surely be an interesting conversation.

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★★★★★

I love, love this place. It's a fascinating place to explore as an adult and an even better place to take young children. It's a shame how very few people realize what a geological phenomenon the La Brea Tar Pits actually is. If you're interested in paleontology, I would check out their colleciton and talk to some of the scientists or graduate students working there. It will surely be an interesting conversation.

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This is definitely one of the places you have to visit if your in Los Angeles. This was one of the places shown in one of the Hollywood movies Volcano. I think one visit to this place would be enough though. Its not that big thats why. They have this tar pit with an elephant and bones etc around.

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★★★★☆

This is definitely one of the places you have to visit if your in Los Angeles. This was one of the places shown in one of the Hollywood movies Volcano. I think one visit to this place would be enough though. Its not that big thats why. They have this tar pit with an elephant and bones etc around.

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