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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.
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 www.tarpits.org/
Smilodon or Saber-tooth Cat from the La Brea Tar Pits. The George C. Page Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there. The La Brea Tar Pits are now a registered National Natural Landmark. George C. Page Museum 5801 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 Tel. (323) 934-7243.