La Brea Tar Pits & Muesum

One of the great things about living in Los Angeles is the abundance of different things to do, even on a cloudy, June gloom kind of day last week … or maybe … especially on a June gloom kind of day! Located on Wilshire Blvd. just east of La Brea Blvd. in the heart of Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile, the grounds of the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum offer a unique experience as you walk among the bubbling pools of black tar.

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Lake Pit at La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits are active geologic sites with gasses constantly bubbling up through the black gooey asphalt.

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Bubbling pools of thick black goo!

Pathways lead throughout the grounds taking you to different exhibits and buildings.

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Pathway throuth the Grouds

A statue of Captain G. Allan Hancock reads, “Donor of Hancock Park to the People of Los Angeles County 1916.” The Pavilion for Japanese Art at the neighboring Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) stands in the background.

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Statue of Captain G. Allan Hancock, Donor of Hancock Park

The Tar Pits newest Ice Age excavation is referred to as Project 23, the result of a construction project started in 2006 which unearthed a, “… largely complete skeleton of an adult mammoth.”

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Crates at Project 23

An unobstructed view of Lake Pit …

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Lake Pit at La Brea Tar Pits

Wonderful statues stand at the entrance to the George C. Page Museum.

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Statues lead to the George C. Page Museum

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