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The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

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About The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

A group of tar pits from where asphalt has seeped up from the ground for tens of thousands of years. Over many centuries, the tar preserved the bones of trapped animals. The Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there.


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