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La Brea Tar Pits is a group of tar pits that is registered as a National Natural Landmark. You can explore the tar pits and visit the accompanying museum which does cost a fee. Visiting the pits however is completely free.

The La Brea Tar Pits have been around for thousands of years. Located in Hancock Park the tar pits show what life was like during the time of the cave man. If you visit on the second Tuesday of the month you can also visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) next door.

La Brea Tar Pits, La Brea, California

La Brea Tarpits in Los Angeles. Very cool place to see what was happening in L.A. waaaaaaay before Hollywood showed up!

Los Angeles, California: La Brea Tar Pits on Wilshire Boulevard. Amazing history in the middle of Los Angeles!! Every child should be able to see the ongoing excavations. The tar pits, by the way, still are bubbling with methane gas. Visit the musuem's webpage at

La Brea Tar Pits

La Brea Tar Pits museum in Los Angeles is free Tuesday

La Brea Tar Pits and Page Museum - 100 Places to Take Your Family in the U.S. Slideshow at Frommer's

La Brea Tar Pits Los Angeles, CA "The tar pits slowly release methane gas as organic matter breaks down far below the surface."