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The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art0.35km from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Largest art museum in the western United States. It attracts nearly a million visitors annually. It holds more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present.

Public Art "Urban Light"
Public Art "Urban Light"0.36km from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

This is a large-scale assemblage sculpture by Chris Burden located at the Wilshire Boulevard entrance to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The 2008 installation consists of restored street lamps from the 1920s and 1930s. Most of them once lit the streets of Southern California.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures0.5km from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking.The museum is located in the historic May Company Building on the intersection Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. This Academy holds more than 13 million objects including costumes, costume sketches, film reels, posters, props, and screenplays dating back to 1927.

Petersen Automotive Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum0.6km from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

One of the world's largest automotive museums with over 100 vehicles on display in its 25 galleries. The remaining half of the collection is kept in a vault, located on the basement level of the building. Age restrictions and an admission premium are in effect to view the vault collection.

The Grove
The Grove0.92km from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

The Grove is a popular fashion, shopping, dining and lifestyle destination with the best mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment in Los Angeles. It also features a large central park with an animated fountain designed by WET. Its music-fountain show plays every hour, though the feature has a non-musical program in between shows.

The Original Farmers Market
The Original Farmers Market1.02km from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

The Original Farmers Market has been Los Angeles’ favorite destination since 1934. With more than 100 old-world grocers, an eclectic array of shops and dozens of restaurants serving cuisine from around the globe in an al fresco setting. It features more than 100 vendors, including ready-to-eat foods, grocers, and tourist shops, and is located just south of Television City. The vendors serve many kinds of food, both American cuisine from local farmers and local ethnic foods.

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