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Residence Inn Pasadena Arcadia

321 East Huntington Drive  Arcadia  California  91006  USA 

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Visitor's Guide: Los Angeles

La Brea Tar Pits

Ice Age Fossils
  • 5801 Wilshire Boulevard 
  • Los Angeles,  CA  90036
  • Phone: +1 323 857 6300
  • Fax: +1 323 749 3583
  • Email: info@tarpits.org
  • Web: http://www.tarpits.org/  
  • Neighborhood: La Brea & Miracle Mile
  • Category: Educational Outings
  • Hours: Mo to Su from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes

Description

Once upon a time, Rancho La Brea or La Brea Tar Pits was only a Mexican land grant. Now a park, the tar pits have been the world's richest deposit of Ice Age fossils. More than 40,000 years ago mammoths, saber-toothed cats and dire wolves freely roamed the Los Angeles basin and became entrapped in the natural asphalt of the tar pits. During the summer months, visitors can observe the ongoing excavation from Pit 91. A visit to the on-site Page Museum is a must. Check website for further details.

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