La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Top 1% of attractions in Los Angeles
8 / 10

19 expert reviews

“A bas-relief around four sides depicts life in the Pleistocene era, and the museum has more than 3 million Ice Age fossils.”

– Fodor's

"A truly bizarre primal pool on Museum Row where hot tar has been bubbling from the earth for more than 40,000 years." Full review
Lonely Planet
"You’ll likely have a ball at the unique Page Museum, an archaeological trove of skulls and bones unearthed at La Brea Tar Pits, one of the world’s most fecund and famous fossil sites." Full review
Lonely Planet
"Between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, tarlike bubbling crude oil trapped saber-toothed cats, mammoths and other extinct ice-age critters." Full review
Time Out
"Back in 1875, a group of amateur paleontologists discovered animal remains in the pits at Rancho La Brea, which bubbled with asphalt from a petroleum lake under what is now Hancock Park." Full review
Michelin Guide
1 Star
"Hancock Park, the public park embracing the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Page Museum, is the setting for the world's largest and most diverse cache of Ice Age plant and animal..." Full review
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